Spaghetti Carbonara

Tomorrow, I’ll be telling you all about how I jogged for the first time on Saturday.

Today, I’ll be telling you about the reason why I felt it necessary to jog on Saturday.

It was a very delicious reason. Something I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time, but especially in the last several months.

Secret Recipe Club: Judee’s Sun-Dried Tomato Marinara

I’m so, so happy to be sharing this recipe with you today. See, I’m part of The Secret Recipe Club – where a bunch of food bloggers get together and are assigned a blog from which to pick a recipe and recreate it for themselves. Of course, it’s all a secret until the big reveal.

Alton’s Mac and Cheese

There are things which just go together perfectly. Naturally. Like they’re meant to be.

Peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter and chocolate. Peanut butter and a spoon.

Or is it just me?

Maybe I need to look into this whole peanut butter obsession.

Easy Pasta Puttanesca

I love puttanesca sauce – so tangy, briny, spicy and rich. I’ve held back from making it in large batches because I know I’m the only person in my house who would truly enjoy it – Rob would just pick out the olives and I’m sure his Dad wouldn’t even touch it. What’s the point?

Mr. B’s Secret Sauce

Okay. Here’s the deal.

I really, really want to tell you all about this amazing sauce that Rob came up with. Because it’s too amazing to be kept a secret. I feel it my duty to share it with you, my friends.

However. It was difficult enough to get the recipe out of him in the first place. But when a person hands you something, points to it then drags a finger across his throat with a murderous look on his face…you don’t have to be a genius to take the hint.

Spicy Olive Pasta

You know what I love most about blogging? The sharing. The sharing of ideas and thoughts and pieces of ourselves with others who we would not otherwise have the opportunity to know.

I love sharing me with you, and I especially love you sharing yourselves with me.

So let’s all share, shall we? Let’s get our comfy lounging clothes on and sit around in a circle and paint our nails and tell secrets about ourselves.

Spaghetti with Lemon and Asparagus

As soon as the weather starts to warm up, I become obsessed with two things: lemon and asparagus.

And water ice. But water ice doesn’t go with asparagus so that will have to be a subject for another time.

I guess lemon and asparagus signal spring for me, at least in the kitchen. The blast of citrusy goodness, the green snap of the asparagus…it doesn’t get much better than that.

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for my post on how to make a roux. It was terrible of me to include a picture of the luscious, decadent, rich, sinful, bubbly, creamy macaroni and cheese…

…without telling you how to make it for yourself.

Can you ever forgive me?

I had a feeling you could.

Pasta with Quick Tomato Sauce

A long time ago, I made up my own recipe for a quick pasta sauce. I don’t remember how this recipe was born, exactly – I’m sure it was a mixture of creativity, stuff in the fridge and a hardcore craving for pasta.

It’s the sort of recipe you can change up according to the ingredients you have on hand. I eat far too much of it. I can admit my faults.

Deconstructed Pierogi

Ever since I was little my mom has made this dish – what’s better, it’s something her mother made. I love the idea of carrying on tradition like that.