Crispy Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

In the spirit of Sam Sifton of The New York Times Cooking, here’s a non-recipe recipe to inspire a quick dinner this week. Think crispy, chewy gnocchi paired with sun dried tomatoes and perfectly wilted spinach although, truth be told, I’ll probably skip the sun dried tomatoes in the remake. The dish pairs well with simple roasted broccoli making for a complete vegetarian meal that … Continue reading Crispy Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

No Bones About It – A House Update

Barring an unfortunate bureaucracy-induced tree removal and a broken window, the house renovation has been going pretty smoothly. And, honestly, thanks to my boyfriend, Andrew, even that hasn’t been too much of a hassle. There’s a lot to be said for the love of your life being an absolute powerhouse of support and positivity with an unmatched will to get shit done. Basically, he’s the … Continue reading No Bones About It – A House Update

The Count of Monte Cristo – Sandwich Edition

One of my favorite things to eat in college was grilled ham and cheese sandwiches from the student union. With a packed schedule, I often didn’t have time for a sit down meal in one of the dining halls, but I could get a fresh, made-to-order grilled ham and cheese on the run between work and night class. It always hit the right note of … Continue reading The Count of Monte Cristo – Sandwich Edition

No Churn Blueberry Lime Vanilla Cookie Crumble Ice Cream

Blueberry Lime Vanilla Cookie Crumble Ice Cream Phew. That’s a mouthful. A really big, swirly purple, delicious mouthful. This flavor combination came to me as I was falling asleep a few nights ago. I had to text it to my boyfriend just to make sure I wouldn’t forget. Conveniently, this no churn recipe follows the same base as my peanut butter brownie ice cream which … Continue reading No Churn Blueberry Lime Vanilla Cookie Crumble Ice Cream

Putting the H(e)art in Hartson

It’s been just over two months since I got the keys to Hartson House. We’ve got a long way to go, but I’m proud and impressed at what we’ve accomplished so far…especially since we’re only working weekends and an evening or two during the week. You can see the “before” photos here. Now for an update. What have we done so far? We opened up … Continue reading Putting the H(e)art in Hartson