Memorial Day Recipes

by Sara on May 26, 2011

adorned with berries

After considering a dozen various dessert recipes for my parents’ Memorial Day weekend cookout, it was my three year old niece who inadvertently made the decision for me. When I made my red velvet birthday cake, I sent leftovers throughout the family, so everyone could have some. I’ve never seen K turn down cake before, [...]


Roasted Tomato Soup

by Sara on April 14, 2011

Roasted Tomato Soup

I love a good tomato soup. I’ve had excellent tomato soup in restaurants, and okay organic soup from a can…but to me, canned soup always tastes like…the can. I’ve been meaning to make a roasted tomato soup for…too long. I’ve made it before, but I don’t exaggerate when I say it’s been years. Years! Pretty [...]


Fettuccine Alfredo

by Sara on March 21, 2011

fettuccine alfredo

I’ve often said that if I had a choice, fettuccine alfredo would make an appearance at my last meal. When made with good quality butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano, the flavor is other-worldly, the texture smooth and luxurious. But I had many disappointments on the path to the right recipe. My first attempt involved a recipe by [...]


Soft Pretzels

by Sara on February 10, 2011

Soft Pretzel

I made way, way too much food for the Super Bowl this year. Though excited about the pretzels, we were simply too stuffed from everything else. The good news is that these are extremely easy to make, though they do take a little time because you first poach the pretzels, then bake them. Still, in [...]