Antipasto Pasta Salad

For this week’s Presto Pasta Night, I’m dragging out a recipe I made last month when heirloom tomatoes were still around. I haven’t really done any cooking this week (because my bum knee totally gave out on Sunday), so it’s nice to have a few entries already in the bag for those times when I […]

Potatoes with Chorizo and Onions

Every once in a while when I’m flipping through channels on the TV, a dish catches my eye on the Food Network. I saw Rachael Ray make this one on 30 Minute Meals, and was drooling by the end of the show, so decided to make it for dinner that night. Paired with some scrambled […]

Pear, Ginger, and Vanilla Quickbread

I’ve wanted to make this quick bread ever since Jen at The Barmy Baker contributed this recipe for Pear, Ginger, and Vanilla Quickbread to the BreadBakingDay #2 event I hosted a few months ago. My verdict? Great recipe. Next time around I’ll use a different type of pear or pears that aren’t qute as ripe […]

2 Years and 350 Posts! Free Comment Codes Thanks to all of you, giving me a reason to keep blogging, this blog has made it through 2 years and 350 posts! To celebrate, I’m giving away a $50 Penzey’s gift certificate, which you can use either in store, on the phone, or online. And since Penzey’s ships internationally (at […]

Greek Stuffed Eggplant and Lemon Potatoes

This is one of those meals that I made weeks ago, when everywhere you looked at the farmer’s markets, there was eggplant of every size and color. Now, I’m not a huge fan of eggplant on its own, but think that it was made to be stuffed. This is a mostly local meal, made with […]

Review: The Refectory Bistro

Hands down, one of the best dining values in Columbus is the Bistro Menu at the Refectory. Served in the old schoolhouse portion of the restaurant on Monday through Thursday, it gives you a 3-course meal for $21 prix fixe. The choices change every two weeks, and for each course, there are two options to […]