Archive for June, 2016

Summer Eats

30 June, 2016

As I type this I am getting ready to travel down to DC and then the Outer Banks with my family for a real beach house vacation where the beach is in the back yard (we’ve never really done one since we live 15-20 minutes from the beach here in NH). We are going with 9 other families all staying in one gigantic house so I am envisioning tons of belly laughs and a volume level at meals that rivals a grade school cafeteria.

And of course, good food.

As one friend wrote on one of the several email chains that are flying around …

{Broccoli & Cheese} or {Turkey, Spinach and Cheese} Calzones

22 June, 2016

I can’t believe this is the first time I am posting the recipe for freeze & bake calzones on THO! It might be my longest running favorite in real life, and the recipe I get asked for the most.

This is my go-to dish whenever anyone has a baby, surgery, or funeral and you want to send a meal. I love this tradition so much, and I know how it feels to get them. You feel so loved!

Because you use store bought pizza dough, it is so easy to make and easy to re-freeze. You just wrap them up in little cling-wrap …

End-of-the-Week Vegetable Curry

8 June, 2016

“There is a prevailing theory that we need to know much more than we do to feed ourselves well. It isn’t true.” – Tamara Adler

Oh, serendipity, I love you.

I need to gush/share with you all that I just discovered the book The Everlasting Meal by Tamara Adler. It came in the mail on Monday, and from the first pages, her cooking philosophy so sang to me since it feels really close to what is happening in my brain in the kitchen when I cook. So much so that her second chapter ends with a kind of …

Lentil & Quinoa Salad

5 June, 2016

I fell in love with this salad when I tried it at a pot luck a few years ago. I tracked the person who brought the dish to get the recipe.

I fell in love with it again when I made it for a bbq last year. It perfectly compliments all grilled food and other salads, like a sort of pot luck glue.

And then I made it again this week, when its combination of textures and flavors and it’s perfect kick of vinegar called to me. And I fell in love with it all over again.

I have to …