Zucchini and Tomato Tart

I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to dinner, more often than I’d like to admit, I fly by the seat of my pants. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to plan something out fully, or enough energy to follow recipes all the way through. Sometimes I just feel adventurous. And while a lot of…

Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes alla Romana

Guys. Let’s talk for a second about fresh summer tomatoes. How incredible they are. How versatile they are. How it doesn’t matter which kind you get– the big juicy ones, the misshapen funny-looking ones, or the pop-’ems– because no matter their size/shape/flavor, they always taste the way I imagine sunshine tastes: bright, warm, and tangy-sweet.…

Garlic Scape Pizza

I’m not sure what was about the evenings this week, but they really made me go overboard when buying fresh produce. Maybe my subconscious is finally ready to shed the winter comfort-food weight. Maybe it was because the official start to summer was just around the corner (happy summer, everyone!). Or maybe it was just…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s not a secret. Believe me, we all do it. Sometimes we get lazy. Sometimes we are forgetful. Sometimes a prized ingredient is left unused in the fridge or on the counter, our best intentions for it simply no match for the exhaustion/excuses/whatever that has shown up in our lives since its purchase. Luckily enough…

Pastiera: Italian Easter Wheat Berry Pie

Normally when I go home, all I want to do is schlub around in my pajamas, gorge myself on delicious food, and hang out with my spectacularly cool parents. Today I didn’t get to be a pajama slob, which means that I only got through two of my three weekend goals. Normally, I may be…

Hearty, Healthy, Homemade Granola

As much as I love cooking for dinner, I have to admit that I am horrendous when it comes to breakfast. Breakfast has just never come easily to me. Growing up I frequently skipped breakfast altogether in favor of savory leftovers, and while I have come to terms with more traditional everyday breakfast foods, the…

Heavy-Duty Brownies & The Brownie Goddess

Have you ever discovered a recipe so good that no matter how many times you make it, you don’t change a thing about it? I haven’t yet. My mother, on the other hand, has a favorite dessert standby that she brings to every occasion: a heavy-duty chocolate, melt-in-your-mouth brownie that is so good it does…