Meat


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

Sausage and Peppers

Zarah’s Sausage and Peppers

I have formed this habit of measuring time by moments. By memories. By snippets of joy. The morning I learned to eat eggs. The slightly-sunny afternoon Garrett walked toward me for the first time. (He had a red motorcycle helmet tucked under his arm!!) The day my brother and I […]


Duck Chili

This wild game recipe uses duck to create one of the best chili’s you’ve ever had. It’s a no-tomato duck chili that packs a punch of heat. This is the kind of one-pot dish that’s perfect for a cold fall or winter night. Plus, it freezes well. So if you […]

This chili is a no-tomato, textured bowl that packs a punch of heat.

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 […]


Spicy Stuffed Shells

So you meet this guy and you kiss a little. You talk a little. You eat, read and laugh a little. And somewhere between peeling oranges and walking dogs, you realize he made it onto your speed dial – and stayed there. Because there’s something about the way he brings […]

Spicy Stuffed Shells

Lamb Meatballs

Lamb Meatballs, spiked with feta

Recently I shared a recipe for Sauteed Corn with Black Beans and Bell Peppers. And then I shared a recipe for Blackberry Cheesecake. I was too excited about both of them to contain myself.  What I really should have been telling you about is something I briefly covered on Making […]