One of my friends and I like to occasionally meet at Olive Garden for lunch and we always get the same meal—soup, salad and breadsticks. I order Zuppa Toscana and she orders the Pasta e Fagioli. We both comment that we should try other soups. We never do.
I've always enjoyed a hearty bowl of soup, so I'm glad that it's finally cooled down enough to where I can start making big pots of soup again. There is nothing more comforting than curling up with Max and a steaming bowl of soup on a chilly evening. ... [Read more]
I'm not Irish, so I never understood why people pinched me on St. Patrick's Day for not wearing green. I don't even own any green clothes. But ... can we compromise? How about if I eat green soup on St. Patty's Day? That's gotta count, right? ... [Read more]
The weather has been crazy in LA. Bitterly cold (you know, like 50 degrees. Wah-wah). Then hot. Rainy and windy. Cold. Nice. Hot. Cold. It's enough to give a flip-flop loving girl whiplash! Because I am brilliant, I made a big pot of Navy Bean Soup—on the hot days. Oops. ... [Read more]
Soup may seem like an odd choice since it's getting warmer outside, but it's been a chilly week in Los Angeles. And ... okay, I admit it—I intended to post this recipe a month ago, but forgot. And it's so tasty that I had to share it now. And really, it's been cold here too. :D ... [Read more]
I had a great Christmas—full of family and good food. Lots and lots of good food. Maybe too much food. Okay, so I overindulged! Who didn't? I enjoyed every moment of it too. But now it's a New Year, and I can no longer tell myself—it's the holidays. Nope. No can do. Thankfully, eating ... [Read more]
I adore butternut squash. My mom cooked it very simply — roasted in the oven then topped with a bit of brown sugar, butter and salt and pepper, and it was delicious. I still make it that way today, although it took me awhile to make it on my own. Mostly, because I was deeply afraid of having to tell ... [Read more]
I'm celebrating Spring with a bounty of asparagus recipes this week. When I find those bright, green stalks at the grocery store, it's a happy sign that that we survived Winter and made it to Spring. Woo-Hoo! ... [Read more]