Souper Tuesday: The Best Pancakes Ever

Souper Tuesday: The Best Pancakes Ever

I love pancakes. Pancakes are the first food I learned to cook. In middle school, I hauled an electric griddle and a bowl of ingredients to my English class for my demonstrative speech “How to Make Pancakes.” Pancakes have not…

Into the Polar Vortex: a trip to the homeland Top 10

Into the Polar Vortex: a trip to the homeland Top 10

We’re back from vacation! Last week we left the comfort of North Carolina winters and flew into the eye of the Polar Vortex. Who visits Wisconsin the first week of March?¬†Well, sometimes people who want to see their college basketball…

Souper Fat Tuesday: The Paczki, the King Cake and I

Souper Fat Tuesday: The Paczki, the King Cake and I

Happy Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras is everything I want in a day: an excuse to eat decadent foods, imbibe with abandon and generally be merry. This year was looking pretty sad on all of those fronts. Yes, I’ll be cooking…

Friday Fever Dream Redux: Call 911! (Or, okay, go watch TV.)

Friday Fever Dream Redux: Call 911! (Or, okay, go watch TV.)

This morning, I left my house for the first time since Thursday. I was sick on Friday. So sick. The headache from the previous Friday returned, this time with aches and pains, chills and sweats, coughing and stuffiness. Not to…