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…

Souper Tuesday: Crazy-Making Spinach and Cheese Strata

Souper Tuesday: Crazy-Making Spinach and Cheese Strata

My quest for the perfect recipe for today’s final installment of Souper Tuesday: National Hot Breakfast Month resulted in a far-from-perfect recipe and a totally disastrous night. But I didn’t just go through all that for nothing. I did it…

Souper Tuesday: Crepes

Souper Tuesday: Crepes

As I mentioned two weeks ago, February is National Hot Breakfast Month.  In honor of the month honoring my favorite meal of the day, all my Souper Tuesday posts will be breakfast recipes. Last week, I was overcome by irritation and…

Souper Tuesday: Spinach Frittata (Plus: the history of Hot Breakfast)

Souper Tuesday: Spinach Frittata (Plus: the history of Hot Breakfast)

Happy Tuesday, or, as I’m calling it, “Happy eleven days until I can log back into Facebook and digitally commune with friends while I placate my children with a series of glances, nods, ‘oh yeahs’ and ‘mmm hmms.’” I’m only…

Souper Tuesday: "Crazy Thursday" Black Bean Soup (or, there's no 'cry' in 'eating.')

Souper Tuesday: “Crazy Thursday” Black Bean Soup (or, there’s no ‘cry’ in ‘eating.’)

Last Thursday, I had one of those days. You know, the ones that by 10:00 you are already so tired you have no idea how you will make it to lunch? And somehow you do, and at 4:00 you’re standing…

Souper Tuesday: Creamy Carrot and Millet Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Souper Tuesday: Creamy Carrot and Millet Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

No one in our house wanted to get up today. Even Rory, who lived up to his nickname by acting as our house rooster with his random yells and wall kicking. When I finally pulled on my robe and glasses…

Souper Tuesday: now with 100% less soup! (And 100% more granola.)

Souper Tuesday: now with 100% less soup! (And 100% more granola.)

Well folks, it’s Tuesday, which means I should be sharing a soup recipe. I actually did make this soup last night. And who knows, I just may end up making soup tonight. I’ve been cooking a lot lately: chili, lasagna,…

Souper Tuesday: Tortellini Pesto Soup (or: eff soup, I want cookies)

Souper Tuesday: Tortellini Pesto Soup (or: eff soup, I want cookies)

Today in Durham, it was a perfect day for soup. Cold, rainy, gloomy. Blah. But I did not make soup. Instead, I roasted potatoes, asparagus and the cod I bought yesterday, which I needed to use since I won’t be…