Tomorrow marks the first Sunday in Febrary, which means millions of Americans will gather around their televisions for the biggest sporting AND television event of the year. My mom always referred to it as the “Stupid Bowl,” and it’s been the name I’ve used ever since. Football just ain’t my thang. But I’ve always loved Super Bowl Sunday and other […]
Citrus! Sweet, Sweet (and sour) Citrus. Without your glowing jewel tones and bursts of vitamin C, how would we ever survive the harsh brutalities of winter? Just seeing citrus this time of year gets me feeling all bright eyed and bushy tailed. Look!
Clafoutis! Ohhh lala. It sounds so French! It sounds so fancy!! It sounds… so… Complicated. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Well, except the French part. It is most definitely French. It’s also stupid simple to make.
Man, things are busy around here. Are they busy over there too? I bet they are. So we’ll keep this short and sweet today. Actually, not sweet. This one is savory. Very savory.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas time without cookies. Right?! Thanksgiving : Pie :: Christmas : Cookies! And that will be the last time I use an SAT problem format to reference food. Sorry about that guys.
What’s not to love about a holiday completely dedicated to eating? It’s the best! Thanksgiving makes me feel some type of way. But I don’t always love the way I feel after a weekend spent gorging on too much sugar, butter, carbs and wine. It feels so good in the moment – and I’m all […]
“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmm, boy.” – Jack Handey, Saturday Night Live. I am a pie person. Let it be known. I come from a family of pie people, and hopefully one […]
Baby, it’s cold outside. Entirely too cold for my liking. I’m a warm weather kinda gal, and if you visit this blog frequently you probably already know that. Temperatures have been dancing around the freezing mark for the past few days and I think that is just too cold for November… Or, well, ever! But […]
I’m super pumped to be sharing this post for SO many reasons. But the biggest one might be that OUR KITCHEN IS ALMOST FINISHED!! I’m waiting until it’s all said and done to post photos of the whole shebang, you know, for a BIG REVEAL. I’m going to do it up right, with before and […]
This past weekend we took a little trip down to one of my favorite cities and ate ALL of the food. Literally, all of it. New Orleans is like the geographical incarnation of Too Full for School. I’ve been uncomfortably full for the past 4 days straight, and its been glorious.
The popularity of the Mediterranean Diet has exploded in recent years, and for good reason. People living along the Mediterranean Sea have known for a long time that a diet high in unsaturated fats, vegetables, and fish is loaded with a slew of health benefits.
“You are what you eat.” This saying always got on my nerves. If it were true, then I would be a walking talking tomato, with slices of pizza for arms, a scoop of ice cream for a head and cookies for feet. But nope, I’m 100% human. And for the record, while I do love a […]
HEY! IT’S FALL. Have you heard? If you haven’t, then it’s safe to assume you’ve been living under a rock. It always happens like this. I wake up one day, and summer is gone. Like, totally, completely gone. A distant memory. Almost as if it never existed in the first place.
In case you aren’t already in the know, my fierce farm-to-table friend and fellow Food Network Star Emma Frisch writes a fabulous food blog called Frisch Kitchen. Emma’s blog focuses on what she calls “food with roots,” and recently she started a brilliant campaign called #5days5ways, where she highlights one ingredient over 5 days and shows 5 unique ways to use it. Last […]
This blog is about to get corny. See what I did there? I know, I know. Puns and corny jokes are kind of my thing! I get that from my Momma. She was the Queen. So, my birthday is on Saturday, and, well it’s a big one. The big 3-0. It’s not that I’m sad […]
Or maybe I should say, “lawbstah rolls.” That’s how my grandfather would have said it. My Pop-Pop Genovese, along with several of his brothers, and my uncle Mark all made their living as commercial fisherman. My maternal great grandparents emigrated from Sicily in the early 1900’s to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a fishing village made famous by […]
It’s been a little weird not having a kitchen. But, honestly, not as weird as I had expected. Actually, it’s been kinda fun. Well, we’re not living completely kitchenless. That wasn’t an option. We need to at least be able to make coffee in the morning. So I created a mini-kitchen, of sorts, in the living […]
We interrupt this stream of tomato chatter to bring you an ingenious solution to a problem that seems unavoidable this time of year. Well, only if you keep boatloads of sweet summer produce on your counters. You may currently be suffering from fruit flies. Symptoms include: seeing tiny specks in front of your eyes, feelings of severe irritation […]
It’s official: I no longer have a kitchen. I know, man. It’s a lot to wrap my head around. Last week, I woke up dreaming about this beautiful French tomato tart that I had made a few years ago. You guys dream about food, too, don’t you? It had a crispy, buttery crust, tangy Dijon mustard, perfectly ripe tomatoes, […]
I’m just gonna come out and say it. These are the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had: Brown butter chocolate chip cookies (with sea salt on top!) to be exact. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!
Once upon a time in a little kitchen in New Jersey, a girl opened up a box to find the most beautiful, tiny, purple and white striped eggplants. Well, that girl was me. But you probably already guessed that part.
Can I let you all in on a little secret? I hate Halloween. Hate is a strong word, and I don’t use it very often. But I spent the majority of my childhood being absolutely terrified of Halloween. So much so that I would miss school for days on end, staying up all night physically […]
I’ve been doing a lot of overindulging lately. It seems that every other day there is a new reason to celebrate: Anniversaries! Birthdays! End of summer! Engagements! Weddings! Babies! Girls night! Double date night! Family visiting! Friends in Town! …Tomatoes! I see nothing wrong with enjoying the finer things in life, but sometimes when I’ve […]
3 Years ago today I ran off and got hitched. Man, time goes by fast. Our wedding day was the longest, most exciting, nerve wracking, emotionally draining, completely overwhelming, yet FUN day ever. It’s probably the only time in your life when all of your closest friends and family will gather together to celebrate YOU. […]
Spain. Beautiful architecture. Charming countryside. Scenic coastline. Tapas. Sherry. Paella. It’s a pretty magnificent place. But… I’ve never been. Coming up in a few weeks in the little town of Brunol (near Valencia) is the annual city-wide tomato fight, La Tomatina. Every year during the last week in August, a huge festival is thrown celebrating […]