Polenta Mascarpone and the New All-Clad with d5 Technology

When someone at All-Clad tells you that something new and revolutionary is coming, you tend to perk up and listen. I definitely perked. And when someone at All-Clad asks if you would pretty-please mind trying out this new and revolutionary thingy and giving them some feedback on what you think about it, who am I to say no? This would be how the shiny new All Clad 3 quart saucepan with d5 technology found itself a new home on the shelf next to my cast iron skillet.

The Technology:
What is this revolutionary d5 technology that sounds like rocket science, you ask? Here […]

Bollito Di Manzo – Italian Boiled Beef with Tomato, Anchovy and Caper Sauce

I’ve learned eleven really important things over the past few weeks:

Just because this is Kansas does not mean that that it can’t get cold enough outside to freeze my eyelashes together.
Sometimes, snow will stay on the ground for way more than a day in Kansas.
I need winter boots. With a soft, fluffy lining.
I fully and completely understand the term “wind chill”.
The warmest part of my dog is her belly.
My dog squeals like a stuck pig when cold feet contact warm belly.
Braising meat on the stove for a good long time will really warm up […]

Crispy Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

It’s Christmas cookie season! Everyone is so excited!! I’m trying to blend in and pretend that I’ve been baking cookies for Christmas all my life!!!

But that’s not exactly true. Actually that’s about as far from true as Russia is far from Alaska. I remember just two kinds of cookies around the Christmas holidays; a buttery almond cookie and a spice cookie. These cookies didn’t come out of Mom’s oven, either.  They came from the Greek market, or from random Greek friends dropping by for a visit. It’s sad, I know, I feel sorry for me too. As wonderful […]

Just Chili

Chili; the ultimate comfort food. Nothing too fancy or too complicated, just combine ingredients in your favorite comfort food pot, put it on the stove and forget about it until the house starts to smell really good and your tummy starts to grumble. […]