I love fresh figs – and they are not easy to find in Iowa. So why choose a dish with an impossible to find ingredient you ask? Yeah, I know…rude. But trust me, fresh figs are a beautiful thing. Can you use dried figs? NO. I would rather you use a warm fig jam than dried figs. Dried figs have a purpose- I’m not sure … Continue reading get figgy with it
It’s no secret that I love pasta – LOVE PASTA. I did not get this girly figure NOT loving pasta. It’s not complicated or fussy and very rarely talks back, and it turns out perfect every time! Too thin- add more butter or cook longer. Too thick – add pasta water – too salty – add another can of tomatoes. You can fix pasta sauce…. Continue reading eat pasta run fasta
More, much more with this fool and our ULTIMATE shenanigans. #afairyinperry Continue reading bestie
This snack mix has changed dramatically over the years – but the tradition remains the same. For purists, (my sister) it’s just salted peanuts and candy corn. But I say, mix it up! The first sign of fall calls for the MIX! I always looked forward to a care package from mom with this delicious treat in NYC over the years. It’s always on her … Continue reading the mix
These biscuits are DUMB! Yes they take a little time – but trust me when I tell you – they are WORTH IT! Having coffee on the porch one morning I looked at my bestie Kent (whom you will get to know- wink wink) and said, I’m running to the store for buttermilk. I’m making angel biscuits – Trisha Yearwood told me I could do … Continue reading chicken -n- biscuit
“Laughter is brightest where food is best” Irish Proverb Going out to dinner is such a treat. Going out to dinner during a pandemic is tricky. What James Beard nominated Chef Joe Tripp and his team have done at Harbinger is nothing short of extraordinary. Seven courses – each paired with cocktails. Treat yourself – and if seven courses are too daunting for you….I give … Continue reading dinner with friends
Hosting a baby shower during Covid19 was an interesting challenge, but how can you say no to a new baby? Planning, prepping and hosting an event has always been a passion. I love a party. I will feature the pepperoni pizza sliders in an upcoming blog post. Too delicious not to highlight! Continue reading oh baby!
My love of all things pasta comes from working at Macelleria (Ma-Cha-La-Ree-Uh) in NYC for 12 years. Owned and operated by the Bitici family, I was introduced and ruined for life – for what pasta SHOULD taste like. Surrounded by fresh pasta and sauces made daily and from scratch. Pappardelle – tagliatelle – ravioli. You had a bad day – rigatoni bolognese. You had an … Continue reading pasta making – with kids!