Pasta Primavera

It has finally started to feel like spring in DC.  The cherry blossoms have bloomed; the sun has mostly decided to make its presence known; outdoor happy hours and brunch are popping back up.  Since it finally feels appropriate, I wanted to make something springy for our family dinner this past Sunday. Here enters pasta…

Maiale al latte con torta rustica

This post is devoted to the culinary skills of my best friend, Chris (with sous-chef Andrew).  Chris is an excellent cook.  We work well together in the kitchen, which is a vast improvement from our first few times cooking together all those years ago.  Chris and I have different cooking style and different tastes in…

Apple Cider Roasted Chicken

On Sunday, I had this brilliant idea to roast a whole chicken.  I had never cooked a whole chicken before, but it sounded like a good idea to try during one of our Sunday family dinners with the Hungry Trio. When I thought about a flavor profile for this meal, I had apples on my…

Sunday Family Dinner

I might just spend half of my blog talking about how blessed I am to have so many great friends, but I really mean it.  I have a earnest appreciation of my friends.  I honestly don’t know how I would have gotten through the last year without them. Probably my favorite thing to do with…