• Sriracha chicken wings

    sriracha chicken wings

    Chicken wings are one of those food items that everyone in the world except for me (and vegans) feel is necessary to eat while watching sports. I am perfectly happy to make something for everyone else, but since I hate Buffalo sauce and Sriracha is kind of a thing right now, I thought Sriracha wings […]

  • Slow cooker Buffalo chicken

    buffalo chicken sandwich

    A couple of years ago, every party we went to had the same dip. I’m pretty sure it was related to the beginnings of Pinterest, but for whatever reason, it seemed like Buffalo chicken dip was taking over the world. I have never liked Buffalo sauce, and canned chicken grosses me out, so I never tasted […]

  • Meaty lasagna

    lasagna slice

    I don’t make lasagna very often — in fact, I’ve only made it a few times, ever, and the last time was probably before I even met Toby. But when Toby asked me to make dinner for one of his Marines and his wife (because the wife is pregnant and on bed rest), I thought […]

  • Southwestern butternut squash saute

    cooking-squash

    I have a really hard time getting dinner on the table every night — particularly a well-balanced, homemade dinner. Do you have this problem? It seems like it always turns into a thing. What do we want to eat? Do we want to try to eat something healthy? Do we have anything in the fridge? […]

  • Roasted root vegetables

    I know roasted root vegetables don’t sound as exciting as three-layer cakes and frosted brownies. But, seriously? Don’t let the not-so-appetizing word “root” fool you: These are delicious and super easy. And at least a teeny bit healthier than brownies. Predictably, you start with raw vegetables. I used a turnip, carrots, parsnips and a sweet […]

  • Green chile corn pudding

    The weather around here has been… interesting. Last week started with 30-degree mornings, somehow we reached “warm” the next afternoon, but then a crazy snow storm was going on the whole next day (though none of the snow stuck in Alexandria or DC). And now it’s like 60. Crazytown. It’s the kind of weather that […]

  • Charred tomatillo salsa

    I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering how I could possibly give you a recipe for nachos and not include some salsa to go with it. So… today I’m talking about salsa. Homemade salsa. It goes perfectly with pork, and it’s so easy you may not quite believe it. Those are tomatillos. They look like […]

  • Beer-braised carnitas nachos

    How is it already March? I know February is a short month and all, but seriously. Somehow I managed to wait an entire month before sharing the delicious nachos I made for the Super Bowl. If you don’t like nachos… well, we probably can’t be friends. But you could always just use these beer-braised carnitas […]

  • Caramelized Vidalia onion dip

    I hate onions. Well, kinda. Somehow, the girl who orders her enchiladas and burritos and chili dogs and hamburgers and salads without onions… loves onion rings. And onion dip. With potato chips, which I also normally don’t like. It’s an enigma. But, while I can’t explain it, I can embrace it. And I figured that […]

  • Valentine’s Day

    I’m sure all you romantics, lover of hearts, and wearers of pink and red are well aware, but Valentine’s Day is coming. Like, soon. I’m going to have a new recipe or two for you before then, but in the meantime I wanted to call attention to a few recipes you might enjoy: –Ombre heart […]