Tag: Freezer Friendly

Beet and Fennel Soup with Kefir

Beet and Fennel Soup with Kefir

If anyone tells you that looks don’t matter, they are lying. This is especially true in the world of food. Otherwise, there would be no such thing as food porn in Urban Dictionary. Well-styled and beautifully-photographed food renders me defenseless, and I want to make and eat that food right now. I am often drawn to […]

June 6, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Mushroom Lentil Pot Pies: Winter’s Last Hurrah

Mushroom Lentil Pot Pies: Winter’s Last Hurrah

This has been one persistent winter! Just when you think it might be over…BAM! Another 30-degree temperature swing and inch or two of snow. It happened again this past weekend, and we took the opportunity to just savor it, making a fire to use the last of our firewood, lounging around in sweatpants and indulging […]

March 21, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Easy Black Beans Recipe

Easy Black Beans Recipe

One of my favorite ways to spend an evening is in the kitchen. Mr. President will put on some music, mix me a vodka drink, and we’ll get cooking. When we cook together, we can talk about our day and share funny stories about the office. The best part is enjoying a meal that’s healthy […]

March 7, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Toasted Spelt, Escarole, and White Bean Soup Recipe

Toasted Spelt, Escarole, and White Bean Soup Recipe

The new year is here and, with it, all sorts of ill-fated resolutions and good intentions. I gave up resolutions years ago because I noticed a strange phenomenon. Thanksgiving would pass, I’d be eating leftovers for days in my sweatpants and I would begin a downward spiral of self-loathing. I would vow to get myself together […]

January 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Homemade Ice Cream – Not Just for Summer Anymore

Homemade Ice Cream – Not Just for Summer Anymore

As I sit at home, looking out at the bare trees in our yard, the heated birdbath, and the light dusting of snow, I’m immersed in daydreams about my favorite sweet treat: ice cream. The most recent fuel for my sugary fantasies is the Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book by Jake Godby, Sean Vahey, and Paolo […]

December 19, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Garlic Gravy: Make it NOW!

Garlic Gravy: Make it NOW!

You know how people say, “The rest is gravy,” as if gravy is something of a bonus? I can see the logic in this, provided you have delicious, flavorful turkey and mashed potatoes, gravy should simply push the whole thing way over the top. But, too often, that’s not the case. More likely, the turkey is like […]

November 8, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Summer Corn Recipes For Now and Later

Summer Corn Recipes For Now and Later

Having grown up in the midwest, I have memories of riding in the car for miles with corn fields on both sides, farmers offering summer jobs detassling corn, and the annual Valparaiso Popcorn Fest. It wasn’t until I got older that I really started to ponder the corn. The fields stretch out like an ocean of corn […]

August 8, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Perfect Latkes

Perfect Latkes

Tonight, my husband and I enjoyed a fusion meal of German bratwurst served up with homemade spicy-sweet mustard and perfect latkes. Analogous to our marriage, my ancestors are German while his are Russian Jewish, it just works. And it especially works on a dreary Friday night in winter washed down with a couple of ice-cold […]

January 25, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Best Butternut Squash Soup

Best Butternut Squash Soup

Eating soup makes me feel like I’m wrapped up in a soft blanket.  This butternut squash soup is comfort in a bowl.  For busy cooks, like…everyone, soup is something to make when you have the time. For me, this is often not around dinner time, but instead, in the early mornings. It’s quiet, and the busy-ness of the […]

December 20, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More