Tag Archives: Italian-ish

Loose Meat and Fast Pasta

Something that plagues me (and something I need to remember next time I get down- if this is one of my biggest problems I’m probably living the good life) is storage of all the loose bits of ground meat in … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Minimalist. Goodbye, Dexter. Hang In There, Home Cook.

Recently two New York Times food columns have ended- The Minimalist, after 13 years in the Wednesday section, and Cooking With Dexter, after two years in the magazine. I was surprised that while I loved the Minimalist about as passionately … Continue reading

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Tuscan Chickpea Soup

The annual defrosting. I defrosted the deep freeze today and unearthed a bag of Tuscan Chickpea Soup from earlier this year.  It’s now on the menu for Thursday’s dinner, and the soup pops up in the menu rotation pretty frequently … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Frittata

I bet there are tomatoes in abundance wherever you are, right now. And you should be buying tons of them! And you should be roasting them, and putting big bags of roasted tomatoes in your freezer. You will be happy … Continue reading

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Spinach Lasagna

Teri’s going to be mad I stole spinach lasagna to blog about, but I made a batch yesterday and have truly mastered the art of prepping two spinach lasagnas- one to eat, one to give away- at once since it … Continue reading

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Make-Ahead Stuffed Shells

James Villas, Southerner and pimento cheese expert, wrote in his indispensable cookbook Crazy for Casseroles that he does not “recommend freezing any baked casserole that contains potatoes, rice, or pasta, all of which will lose most of their texture.”  I … Continue reading

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Monday Marinara

When I was pregnant with our son, my husband Chris and I bought a chest freezer to keep in the garage.  It’s not the greatest freezer – it cost, like, $175 at a scratch-and-dent appliance warehouse, as a third-generation deep-freeze … Continue reading

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