Blog, Recipes

You know it’s Lent, right? If not, it is. As a Catholic, I have very strict rules about things I can and cannot do during Lent, which I mostly ignore. I don’t “give up” (or fast as it’s called) anything other than meats on Fridays because that’s still a challenge for me. Maybe someday I’ll […]

March 23, 2014

Hot Yellow Pepper Casserole


I just made this awesome dish and I didn’t document it. I’m not even sure what kind of peppers I used, but damn is it good. Sometimes things like this happen. You’re in the kitchen and you don’t really have a recipe but you know the taste you’re trying to achieve. For this one, I […]

July 21, 2013

Pulled Pork


There comes a point in everyone’s life where they need to see if a crock pot is meant for them. Some people, myself included, relish in the idea of throwing everything into one pot and leaving it to cook for the day. Others consider that notion and debate if the result is really highbrow enough […]

June 2, 2013

Broccoli Cheese Patties


I used to be a lot pickier when it came to eating than I am now. I used to gag when I put mashed potatoes in my mouth and I’d reach as quickly as I could for my glass of milk to wash them down. Beets weren’t any better, but I’ve come a long way. […]

May 23, 2013

Beetnik Martini


Here’s the thing, I lived in Ukraine for two years as a Peace Corp volunteer and it drastically changed me as a person. I understand things about life, both mine and the grand scheme of things, that I didn’t before. Most importantly, I learned how to eat like a Ukrainian. What is it to eat […]

March 10, 2013