Blogging by Mail: Little Things

I’ve been a little asleep at the wheel when it came to this round of Blogging by Mail. I had meant to gather everything together a couple of weekends ago, but Mother Nature had different ideas and my plans got postponed. So when I receieved the package from Pam of Pam’s Pantry yesterday, it kicked […]

Review: Restaurant Silla

I have to tell you guys, ever since I read Lisa’s review of the bi bim bap that she had at Diaspora, I’ve been craving it. And I’ve wanted to check out that place ever since, but have been dreading dealing with parking on campus, which is a nightmare even when school isn’t in session. […]

Eeek! A Mouse!

I have meant to work my way through the pantries for ages now, but now I’m at the point where some unwelcome visitors in the house have forced the issue. We were searching the other day for matzo ball mix, and when we finally found the box, it was stuck to two others, with a […]

Snow Shoveler’s Breakfast

I fed the husband before sending him out to shovel snow. We figured he’d burn off this burly breakfast in no time flat. And he did. Even though he has only finished half the driveway so far. Suddenly, paying the neighbor boy $15 to shovel the rest doesn’t seem like a bad deal. But I […]

Blizzard of 2008

Here I am reporting directly from Blizzard Central, where it’s STILL snowing, and will continue to do so for several hours. It looks like I didn’t have to worry about making it to the farmer’s market anyway, as it got cancelled. Here’s a picture of our deck, with a foot already on the ground and […]

Bean and Ham Soup

Well, we’re pretty much snowed in at the moment, in the midst of a blizzard warning that lasts until tomorrow afternoon and that will give us about 15 inches of snow between now and then. Needless to say, it put a serious dent in my plans (I had to reschedule the meetup scheduled for tomorrow […]

Presto Pasta Night #53: Stuffed Shells

This is the the first Presto Pasta Night event I’ve participated in for quite a while – for a while since surgery, pasta has been a little bit difficult to digest; luckily, I’m adjusting, can can eat virtually anything within reason now. Weight loss is slow, about 10 lbs. a month, which is normal for […]

Cheesesteak Stromboli

I moved to Ohio from South Jersey about 12 years ago, and one of the things that I quickly found out upon moving is that although you can find a “stromboli” here, the Ohio version of a stromboli is absolutely nothing like a New Jersey one. So over the past decade, I’ve searched high and […]