White square plate with dots on the edges, with a green salad topped with a rice mixture and bright mandarin oranges

Quick Work-night Meals: Rice Salad

December’s theme is “food for all those days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s that aren’t holidays.” Or, to be less

Mushroom Hash

So for the “earth” side of our elements challenge, I knew from the start that I’d be using mushrooms, the

Ox Tail Noodle Soup

It’s Elements Month! Yeah, you read right. Elements. Earth, Fire, Air, and Water. Four Mondays in November, four elements to

Pasta Bake -- gluten-free and allergy-friendly

Guest Post: Pasta Bake

Can I admit I punted on this one? My big plan for Comfort Food month was set back in August.

Perfect Potatoes

MaryKate’s Favorite Baked Potatoes

Back in January when Denise and I outlined our year, I knew that “comfort food month” would include potatoes. My

Pear Shrub

For try something new month, I was intrigued by the number of shrubs and bitters and other odd old revival

Kinpira Gobo

So given that we’re trying new cooking techniques this month, one of the ones that jumped out at me was

Basil-Plum Sauce

Basil Plum Sauce

This month, we were aiming to be inspired by what’s growing where we live. For Denise, this means what her