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Tomato Sauce

As I’ve often said, I’m more of a carnivore than a carbivore, but I still love a well made pasta. More accurately, I love hearty sauces on a small serving of pasta (somewhere Jen is laughing reading this because it’s true). So needing to use up some pasta and a can of San Marzano tomatoes, … Continue reading

Miso Soup

Miso soup is probably one of my favorite little dishes ever. It’s my go-to during a hangover, when I don’t feel so well, or when I just want something warm and savory. This week, I needed to use up some tofu that was borderline expired and miso paste, which will probably also expire soon. The … Continue reading

Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

I’ve never made risotto before; Jen is usually spearheading carb consumption in this household with pasta and rice dishes. But I have a bunch of Arborio Rice in the cupboard and it needed to be used up. And since now is the prime time for woodsy mushrooms, I decided to combine some delicious chanterelles and … Continue reading

Chicken Stock

I know this post should have exited by now, because stock is almost a presumed ingredient in everyone’s cooking arsenal. But Jen and I have been a bit lazy with our own stock making, and since I had just made a Whole Roasted Chicken earlier in the week, the leftover bones were a perfect occasion … Continue reading

Sirloin Steak

My exploits with steak on this blog have thus far been with Filet Mignon and Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon. Those are really nice cuts of meat (also expensive) and hard to mess up I think. I needed a cheaper alternative to feed my carnivorous urges, so I turned to sirloin, which is less than half the … Continue reading

Balsamic Roasted Peppers

I had some colorful peppers that were beginning to wrinkle and look less-than-fresh. So not one to waste anything, I decided to roast them with some added flavors and have on hand as a snack, side dish, or a delicious sandwich addition. I perused some other recipes online and decided on a combination of olive … Continue reading

French Onion Soup

With fall upon us, even though the weather is still hot, I’ve been inspired to do more soup recipes. I’ve wanted to make my own French Onion Soup for ages, mostly because I am addicted to cheese (no joke) and it’s always such a satisfying appetizer. My friend Tori and I made this during one … Continue reading