Braised Roast in Tomatoes and Garlic

A long, low braise turns a well-marbled piece of meat into a succulent roast swaddled in tomatoes and garlic cloves. It’s a small ingredient list, but it packs one heck of a flavor punch for a dinner that’s sure to wow guests and comfort loved ones. Jump to the recipe. […]


Beef and Quinoa Cabbage Rolls

Beef and Quinoa Cabbage Rolls

All of my 2018 plans are underway, the ‘desk’ is back to being scattered with papers, and Garrett has developed the habit of rubbing my feet while we sit on the couch. (shhhh. I’m not sure he’s aware it’s happening. But hot damn, if it isn’t good.) This can only […]

Spice Rubbed Pork Tacos

The most amazing things happened last weekend. 25 people, 7 dogs, and 5 blowup mattresses converged on our woodsy ‘cabin’ for 36-ish hours of Seahawks cheering and New Year’s toasting. 

Spice Rubbed Pork Tacos

Cornbread + Jalapenos + Ground Beef = an affordable one pan twist on tamales.

Skillet Tamale 2

Cornbread + Jalapenos + Ground Beef = an affordable one pan twist on tamales. Want to skip the bits about my mom and just get to the grub? Just jump to the recipe. If my mom hadn’t been my mom, she would have made a fantastic audio book narrator. It’s […]

Bolognese 1

There are some gifts of time which are sweet. They’re the ones you box up and carry with you to share with friends. And then there are the savory ones, the ones that become meals. Rich, full, belly-rubbing ones that make those at your table linger a little longer. These […]

Ruff and Tuff Burgers 9

Some little girls grew up dreaming of princess gowns. They exclusively wore the pink section of their closet. They played house and had tea parties. I was not one of those little girls. I wanted to be a boy. More specifically, I wanted to be my brother.