Limoncello

Limoncello and I go way back. My father used to travel a lot for his job and often found himself working in northern Italy, where he became good friends with his business counterpart in the local office. My mom accompanied him whenever possible (because, Italy), and they’d enjoy a nice vacation … Continue reading

Cup4Cup Week: The Bread

FOOTBALL! FOOTBALL! FOOTBALL! Sorry, had to get that out of my system. Even though the taint of the Saints' scandal lingers and I'm still smarting from the BCS championship game last January, I can't help but be excited for the start of the season. We Saints/Tigers fans are an optimistic … Continue reading

Changing it Up

I've been in the breakfast doldrums lately. My daily dose of yogurt holds little appeal, and oatmeal and eggs aren't doing much for me, either. Still, a girl has to eat, so I whipped up a quinoa porridge which fortified me for a long, cold walk with the doggies. The texture's closer to steel … Continue reading

Italian Sunday

Update (1/22/11): This short rib ragu won Food52's contest for Your Best Short Ribs, and will be included in their next cookbook, out later this year! Maybe it's the tomato tooth I was born with instead of a sweet tooth, maybe it's the towering heels I rock when my old bones let me, or maybe … Continue reading