The Pumpkin Pie Martini

The Pumpkin Pie Martini

Well, the time has come. I’m breaking the pumpkin seal. Hey, I made it all the way to the second week of October. And my CSA gave me two huge, gorgeous pumpkins in this week’s box, so what’s a girl to do? When you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Let’s ease into the pumpkin deluge with[click for recipe and more]

Green Tomato Grilled Cheese (And the Secret to Perfect Grilled Cheese)

Green Tomato Grilled Cheese (And the Secret to Perfect Grilled Cheese)

I’m a sucker for a grilled cheese. As far back as I can remember, it’s been one of my go-to comfort foods. In college, I pretty much lived on them (although of course I dredged them through a river of ranch dressing back then). This one isn’t anything revolutionary, but I needed to share my new[click for recipe and more]

Apple Amaretto Cocktail

Apple Amaretto Cocktail

This is the first real weekend of fall. Yeah, it might’ve officially started a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t needed a sweatshirt to leave the house, nor have I been able to sleep without air conditioning. The nip in the air is real now, though, and I’m ready to admit autumn has sprung.[click for recipe and more]

Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes

Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes

I’m often pulled in two different directions when it comes to weekday dinners. I like easy, but I like special, too. We do a lot of beans and rice just slopped in a bowl for the sake of simplicity, but sometimes it’s nice to pretty dinner up a little bit. My favorite way to pretend[click for recipe and more]

Deep-Fried Okra Bites

Deep-Fried Okra Bites

For me, this recipe was a true test of the theory that anything can be good if you deep fry it. Okra is…like, an 11 out of 10 on the gross scale. Yes, please give me a vegetable that immediately begins to form gelatinous, mucousy strands the moment it touches liquid. Sounds fantastic. Soft, mushy seeds[click for recipe and more]