Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes and Linguini

by Sara on March 16, 2009

Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes and Linguini

I try to make an effort to cook recipe-less meals on a regular basis. Some weeks I’ll find myself doing this nightly, other weeks…not so much. But as someone who thinks of herself more as a baker than a cook, it’s important to me to keep experimenting in the kitchen (aside from the baked goods). [...]


How to Make Chicken Stock

by Sara on March 10, 2009

Chicken Stock

What’s more comforting than a pot of soup cooking on the stove? Making soup used to intimidate me, and the thought of making soup stock made me want to run away from my kitchen. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that both are quite easy. If you’ve ever roasted a chicken, you may as well [...]


Lentil and Tomato Soup

by Sara on March 5, 2009

Lentil and Tomato Soup

Growing up, I was a fairly picky eater. It wasn’t until I reached my late 20′s that I began to go beyond my comfort zone when it came to food. I told my mom I was making this soup, and I think she was a little shocked. Then again, she’s surprised that I now occasionally [...]


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

by Sara on February 19, 2009


The first time I ever cooked butternut squash, I made this soup. And since the cookbook that contains the recipe just came out in October, you could say that I haven’t been a lifelong fan of squash. I just was never crazy about it, no matter how much butter and brown sugar it was swimming [...]