Roasted Butternut Squash

by Sara on November 11, 2010

roasted butternut squash with herbs

Usually as we approach mid-November, I’m happily cooking and baking up a storm, relishing the bonus of a warm home. But this has not been a typical year. After a very hot, humid summer, we are still above normal, temperature-wise. As I type this, it’s 70 degrees! People have their heat turned off and their [...]


Mushroom Lasagna

by Sara on October 29, 2010

lasagna and napkin

I’ve been eyeing this recipe for years. Finally, I mentally committed to making it this fall, but the weather never seemed to cooperate – it was always too warm. Eventually, I gave up waiting for the perfect day, and I started the preparations with the windows open wide, the temperature still in the 70’s with [...]


Pasta Primavera

by Sara on October 14, 2010

pasta primavera

I’m a creature of habit. Whereas some people find a routine to be stifling, to me, it’s relaxing and calming. In the summer, my Saturday routine used to be 1) large grocery store for dry goods, 2) farmer’s market, and finally a quick stop at 3) the local market. After cleaning up produce and putting [...]


Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza

by Sara on July 6, 2010

mushroom pizza

One of my favorite things about pizza is the endless combinations, though I generally don’t step outside the box when it comes to toppings. This particular pizza is no exception. I first made this recipe several years ago after I saw a variation of this pizza in the June 2007 issue of Bon Appetit. I’ve [...]