Category Recipes

Vegetarian fresh rolls with peanut sauce

This fresh roll and peanut sauce recipe are Vietnamese and Thai-inspired. I’m not sure if these ingredients in this combination would actually be used in either of those cuisines, but I enjoy them.¬†Fresh rolls (also called fresh spring rolls) are one of my favorite foods to make – time-intensive but ultimately satisfying to look at […]

Quick Spinach-Garlic Bread

I came up with this ridiculously simple recipe about a year ago when trying to recreate the salty, garlicky, delicious spinach rolls that my father’s best friend, Joe, used to make when I was a kid. Whenever we’d go to visit him, he’d send us home with a cooler full of spinach rolls individually wrapped […]

Magic-crust Cranberry Pie Recipe

This is my grandmother’s recipe and it’s awesome, not least because you pour the batter over the top of the berries and it makes its own crust. I have made this recipe more times than I can count, and with all sorts of berries. It’s an easy one to do on short notice — I […]

Corn and spinach fritters

This is my go-to quick dinner for my daughter when I want to make sure she gets something green in her diet (however hidden). I started making patties for her because they were easy for her to hold and feed herself. It’s not such an issue now that she’s getting better with utensils, but they […]

Pasta with Butternut Squash Sauce

I planted my first vegetable garden this year, but most of the produce has been from things I didn’t really plant–volunteer tomatoes and butternut squash that grew from our compost. It’s been such a hot summer that some of the butternut squash is already ripe, so I’m trying to come up with things to do […]