Recipe Post: Batch Cooking Baked 5-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Muh gud, I lurves me some cheese. Can’t stay away from the stuff, which my hips and digestive system *really* appreciate, as you can imagine. Until I start experimenting with more nut cheeses (which I have already resolved to do this year, and I promise to write about my misadventures regarding THAT, you can be…

Recipe Post: Spaghetti with Roasted Grape Tomatoes and Basil

I’ll admit, this spaghetti recipe is usually my go-to in the late summer months, when fresh basil and tomatoes are at their peak of local freshness, and I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking dinner. But I’ll bet it’s good anytime, especially when it’s cold and drizzly and you…

Recipe Post: Freezer Batch Lasagna

There are few meals I love better than lasagna. I’m not Italian, but it was always a featured, special meal for our family at least a few times a year, and ALWAYS the main course on Christmas Eve. In the last 20 years, I must have made dozens of lasagnas, both meat- and veggie-based, and…

Cooking Post: Making your own pasta

My stepfather is a big fan of pasta; however, he’s been watching his food intake for the last year for health reasons. But, like any gourmet foodaholic, he’ll sneak in little indulgences here and there! His most famous way seems to be to wait until I come over for a visit, and then we end…