Rigatoni with artichoke hearts and red onion.

Sometimes, it's actually just about food. One of the things I realized on our wild mother-daughter trip was that I need to double down on getting my daughter to expand her food horizons. When she was little, I did a fairly good job of introducing new foods and tastes, and I always had the back-up … Continue reading Rigatoni with artichoke hearts and red onion.


Let’s keep this simple: Butternut squash is in season, as I’ve already mentioned. But perhaps you are not yet on team butternut squash and need another nudge. That hard-on-the-outside, uniquely shaped squash is one of my favorite things to cook. It strikes the perfect sweet-salty balance when prepared simply; it’s versatile; it’s good for you. … Continue reading Butternut.

All I did was drive, drive, drive.

We were away for nine days, and we did not spend two nights in the same city/town. So, I did a lot of driving, with my best girl navigating because Siri wasn't getting the job done on her own. And my best girl was very calm, even when she was not entirely sure her mother … Continue reading All I did was drive, drive, drive.

Something easy.

(No, this isn't that post either. One day soon, just not today. This one's 49, for anyone who's counting. Obviously, I am counting....) It was a completely gorgeous day here on Saturday -- cool, clear, and breezy. A picture-perfect fall day. And at the farmers market were all the goods to prove that, once again, … Continue reading Something easy.

Something about pizza.

Yep, you read that correctly. Because sometimes, pizza is the answer. Also: It will be easier to find this post, later, if the title includes the word "pizza" instead of some weird, abstract, unrelated string of words like I usually give to posts that have recipes. See? I'm learning. Anyway, what you might do with … Continue reading Something about pizza.