Roasted Broccoli Rabe

One of the major upsides of being displaced from my home for a week is that I have company at lunch time. As I mentioned earlier this week, I haven’t been “making” a lunch for my mom and I other than putting a sandwich together and heating some soup, but I still get out the…

Comfort and Coffee Cake

So we are living in my parents’ house this week because our neighborhood decided to undertake a massive road repaving project that would effectively trap us in the house for a week. I guess they figured most people aren’t leaving their houses anyway, so why not? But Mr. Foodie goes to work every day and…

Soup Weather Approacheth

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here in the mid-atlantic it’s about to be soup weather—-otherwise known as Fall or Autumn. It’s rather early for us this year, but I’ll take it. Any excuse to make soup which, by the way, I eat all year around. I used to think of…

Going Out, Staying In: A Tale of Two Dinners

Wednesday was pure bliss. It was 75 degrees, sunny, and I got to meet up with two of my best friends for a couple beers and ice cream sandwiches. It was like a grown-up play date. Before I launch into a mouth-watering description of these incredible ice cream sandwiches and the peach beer that I…

Mussaka’a (Eggplant, Tomato, and Beef Stew)

If you’ve been following along, you know that I was recently gifted a bounty from my in-laws’ garden. This included three Japanese eggplants and two Italian eggplants. I still have plans for the Italian eggplants, but this morning I transformed the three Japanese eggplants into the most amazing beef tomato stew that I’ve ever tasted….