February 2007 Roundup

Is it just me or did February fly by? I know it’s the shortest month and all, but still…. – Dispatch readers voted Katzinger’s as the best corned beef sandwich in town. While there are others that give you much better value and meat quality for the price (Barry’s in the North Market, for instance), […]

Housekeeping Notes

Just a few housekeeping notes from your far-too-absent management: Sorry about the lack of updates over the past couple of months. There’s just something about winter that depresses me, and makes me not want to do anything, let alone cooking. I think I just really miss the fresh local produce and farmer’s markets, and the […]

Death by Peanut Butter

We’ve been hearing on the news and around the blogosphere about the tainted peanut butter, meaning to check our cabinets since we occasionally buy Peter Pan peanut butter (my husband’s favorite). Imagine my surprise when we discovered that we do, in fact, have one of the recalled jars that begin with 2111: Imagine my horror […]

Valentine’s Pudding

Finally, a Valentine’s Day that didn’t end in disaster (as long as you don’t count the flower fiasco this year – don’t ask, you *really* don’t want to know, LOL). Most of the meal was pretty simple, repeats of things we have made before, but the dessert was new, and I wouldn’t really recommend the […]

Free Form Chicken Pot Pie

Continuing on the theme of cold Ohio days, my husband chose to make something that we had seen in an issue of Food & Wine a while back, and were wanting to try. The finished dish was so hearty and comforting, a true “stick to your ribs” dish that’s perfect in the middle of winter. […]

Soup and Stromboli

Earlier this week, in the midst of the icy cold that has been keeping us Ohioans indoors, my husband and I decided to clean out the fridge and freezer. What this meant is that we thawed some stuff that needed to be used, and planned on using some stuff in the fridge that had a […]

Friday Roundup 2/2/07

Consider this the “slow” edition. (considering I’m about two days late getting this posted – I added a bunch of new feeds this week, which brought me to about 5,000 posts I had to look through – it took longer than I expected.) I’d like to draw your attention to the sidebar at the right, […]

Five Course Italian Feast

I started out yesterday morning with the most noble of intentions, naturally. After pretty much being stuck in the house for the past month hoping I’d feel better, I’ve actually had a glimmer of hope the past week or so when I started feel much better than I had been. So, genius that I am, […]

Pierogies and Caramelized Onions

Speaking of quick and comforting, dinner the other night was another one that was heavy on convenience foods. One of the things I discovered in the freezer section of the grocery lately (I really do need to go to this section more often, I’m missing out on lots of new products!) is that they now […]