National Ice Cream Day is a Good Time for Blueberry Soft Serve

Ever since the good ol’ Internet has taken over my life, there’s been no escape from reminders about “national” food celebration days. Apparently there’s a food holiday every day of the year. I just didn’t distracted with this kind of innocuous clickbait until I carried a computer in my pocket to save me from making…

Mediterranean Kebabs and the Delicious Sauces They Rode in on

Despite the lull between my last post and now, Cameron and I have managed to sneak in some cooking during those rare moments of quiet when our little one has been down for naps or out for the night. When she’s awake, Alice is learning how to crawl, spending lots of time on her belly…

‘Grow The Hell Up’ Slow Cooker “Butter” Chickpeas

In the final season of my favorite small-town government sitcom Parks and Recreation, April grapples with her life’s purpose. She’s no longer the same young and disaffected character from season one. When her husband surprises her with a slow cooker, she has a minor meltdown. They’ve become the boring couple who owns a slow cooker….

‘Cool Your Heels’ Fudgy Pudding Pops

Last summer frugality prevented me from blowing hard-earned cash on reusable ice pop molds. DIY frozen treats were trending on the many food websites I visited, and I convinced myself that such a purchase constituted an impulse buy. The only times I impulse shop are when I make the unwise choice to pick up my…

Nothing Dowdy About Blueberry Nectarine Pandowdy

We’re still days away from the official start of summer, but like much of the country Colorado has been feeling the heat this week. While it’s true that low humidity makes high altitude summers more tolerable than the Alabama summers of my youth, when the thermometer creeps up close to 100 degrees F without an…

The Power and the Glory of Pork Meatball Banh Mi

A couple of weeks ago I came home to the smell of vinegar, chilies, and fish sauce. Some folks might turn their noses up at the “funky” smell, but few things make me happier than the promise of a meal with an eye to the culinary powerhouse that is Asia. Though I’ve travelled around Asia…