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….

Zucchini Muffins and Sushi Treats

My in-laws have this amazing expansive garden that my niece and nephew help with from time to time. They ended up saving a zucchini for my niece to pick the next time she came over, and by the time she came to help in the garden this summer, the zucchini had grown as large as…

6 Months into Covid-19 Life and Shepherd’s Pie

So the fall semester started which is the main reason I haven’t blogged in a few weeks. September in particular is always challenging because every new semester means a significant adjustment in our lives. Additionally, sometimes summer Tawnya makes promises that fall Tawnya has trouble keeping 🙂 That being said, cooking and blogging is a…