Homemade Pici Pasta with Red Sauce

When we were in the Tuscany region of Italy a few weeks ago, I made it my mission to try Pici pasta dishes whenever I saw them on a menu. This is not a pasta dish that one can find easily in the U.S. Pici pasta is like spaghetti, but pencil-thick and perfect for hearty…

Halloween Eats: Creepy Cauliflower and Angry Shadow Pasta

It’s one of my favorite times of year again – Halloween! And this year I get the chance to prepare an entire dinner’s worth of #halloweeneats. Halloween party food can be tricky – just because it’s on pinterest doesn’t mean that it is a) achievable by us mere mortals and b) that your guests will…

Easy Summer Dinner for #MeatlessMondays

Necessity truly is the mother of invention. You may recall that Mr. Foodie and I were without A/C for the first full month of summer weather. At several points it reached a balmy 89 degrees in our living room. This forced us to get creative with meal planning as we wanted to avoid cooking for…

Paula Deen and Hemingway

Photo Credit: Rob Oneal It is perhaps very un-localish of me to get excited at the prospect of a national spotlight on my beloved keys, but I admit that I like when people learn about them. So many people either don’t know that the keys exist or they associate the “keys” with Duval St. and…