Pasta with Roasted Root Vegetables

This recipe had me scared for a little bit while it was cooking. There were SO MANY vegetables. The fennel smelled really strong. And I was worried that the whole dish was going to feel really dense and carb-y. I should have trusted my instincts though, because the vegetables cooked down lot and got very […]

Pasta with Meatballs and Fresh Mozzarella

A few weeks ago we were cleaning out the office and I found an old stack of Everyday Food magazines. A recipe similar to this (I changed it up quite a bit) was on the cover of an iddue from a few years ago and it just looked so good that I knew i had […]

Hot Tamale Train!

I love tamales. But while they’re usually awesome, I have had some that are just so-so. That, combined with the  horror stories that I had always heard about making them made me think they were best left for dinners out, but I’ve always toyed with the idea of making them. I even tried a deconstructed […]

Quick Tip: Acorn Squash Risotto

One of my favorite new tricks is to add acorn squash to my risottos. It adds vitamins as well as bulk without adding a lot of calories. It also makes the risotto really creamy. Don’t worry if you’re not a huge fan of squash- you really can’t even taste it! To do this, cut your […]