Penne Rigate Garibaldi

April 26, 2015
112I made this for dinner yesterday, and it was memorable in every way. It's a highly-perfumed dish of chicken, mushrooms, onion, and garlic, all bathed in a red wine-and-cream sauce, and spooned over gluten-free pasta. Here's the simple step-by-step: Read more »

Caramelized Onion and Vermont Blue Cheese Galette

March 23, 2015
079I made this rustic galette the other day, and it made my taste buds swoon. I'm talking about an unfathomably-flaky pate brisee crust. And sweetly caramelized onions. And pungent, local blue cheese. It's a galette that you can serve at any temperature. Read more »

Sourdough Pancakes!

March 18, 2015
054I probably love these pancakes more than I should. They are slightly tangy, slightly bread-y, and screamingly delicious. They are also easy to digest, since the flour in the batter is completely fermented. Ready for a new taste-sensation? Make these cakes for breakfast! Read more »

Bubble and Squeak with Mushroom Gravy

March 3, 2015
148I made Bubble and Squeak the other day, and it comforted my soul. It comforted Brenda Johnson's soul, too, because I made up a plate for her to taste-test. Here's my version of this British classic, along with the answer to your burning question: "What the heck is Bubble and Squeak?" Read more »

Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Low-Carb!)

February 22, 2015
093How can I eat cottage cheese pancakes and still maintain, at the age of 107, an Adonis-like figure? I'm so glad you asked! Let me share a few secrets with you: Read more »

Cannellini and Ham Soup

February 5, 2015
016I made this glorious soup the other day, and it warmed every sinew of my winter-weary soul. It's garlicky, smokey, and herbal. It's also easy to make -- a soup pot is the only special equipment you'll need! Read more »

Rigatoni alla Salsiccia e Panna

January 20, 2015
197This recipe came to me in a rather roundabout way. It was sent by my fabulous Uncle Paul, who isn't really my uncle. Paul received the recipe from my cousin Jim Arlington, who, for all I know, isn't really my cousin. Are you confused yet? Let me explain: Read more »