Alphabet Soup


The temperature dropped last night back down to 37 degrees, and this morning I woke up to a sunshiny day wrapped up in a chilly breeze. With this onset of cooler weather, and since I have an array of “ugly” veggies in the fridge, (thank you Misfit Market!) a big bowl of vegetable soup for…

Roasted Tomato Chutney


It’s wicked windy, with thunderstorms looming overhead right now, and on stormy days like this there’s nothing that comforts and warms the spirit quite like a hearty, umami rich meal. The first rainy day dish most likely to pop into your mind is probably something along the lines of tomato soup and grilled cheese, which…

Chicken Fried Chicken


Last week was my birthday week, and coupled with that-which-shall-not-be-named, I decided to make one of my favorite, and least often consumed meals: Fried Chicken and Mash, with Country Gravy. This is definitely a special occasion recipe, but in the light of present times, and it being my birthday, I felt a treat was in…

Deep Dish Skillet Pizza


This skillet pizza is another lock down binge watch recipe inspired by an episode of Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, and since embarking on my latest quest to combine new ideas with old techniques, a Chicago-style pie, which is outside my thin crust comfort zone, seemed the perfect opportunity to transform our old pizza night…

Smoked Pork Vermicelli Bowls


Since we’re all on stay-at-home orders right now, I thought I’d delve into this recipe’s back story a little more so than I usually do. It helps distract me from spiraling into yet another black hole of Covid-19 news updates anyways, and if it helps distract you a bit too, fabulous! Otherwise, skip on over…

Sriracha Deviled Duck Eggs


There’s nothing, in my opinion, quite as nostalgically comforting and quintessentially springtime as deviled eggs. And just because big Easter Egg Hunts are canceled this year, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this beloved dish. With this batch, I decided to “Tiffany-it-up”, as my spouse calls it, by utilizing duck eggs and…

Duck Egg Orecchietta with Maple Sausage and Broccoli Rabe


In the midst of this pandemic, it is suddenly more vital than ever to support local businesses and agriculture. Fortunately, I know a local farmer or two and managed to score a dozen fresh duck eggs from my gal pal, Eliza, who went above and beyond during this crisis to make a no-contact home delivery…

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup


Legumes and I have deep roots, but this soup was my first experience cooking with split peas. They cook much like lentils, as they do not need any overnight soaking and require less cook time than most other legumes, especially if cooked in an Instant Pot. So, I decided to give split pea soup a…

Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice with Sweet Peas


One of the first meals I ever learned how to cook for myself (other than Top Ramen that is) was lemon pepper chicken tenders. I would serve the lemony pan seared tenders with a hefty side of chicken flavored Rice A Roni, along with a pile of over steamed broccoli drowning under an oozing mound…

Purple Hash with Poached Egg


There’s nothing that sparks unadulterated joy in me quite like discovering a new and delicious ingredient to cook with, and a recent trip to Wegmans at Glen Mills flickered my dampened creative embers, as I was investigating their humble potato offerings no less. Ever tasted a purple sweet potato? I hadn’t, and so began my…