One Pot Sausage and Eggplant Pasta Put all your egg(plant)s in one pot this summer

According to a recent Almanac.com article by Doreen G. Howard, we should all be gearing up for Aug. 8: National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. And, apparently, someone who knows all of us at the newspaper office love fresh vegetables was celebrating early. We recently found a large box of delicious garden-grown …

Buttery Bacon and Peas Pasta The delicious smell of this dish will ‘bacon’ everyone to your kitchen

“Lindsey, you don’t have to cook. I would have DoorDashed something for lunch,” our young, Gen Z houseguest told me as I fired up my stove this week. I mean, yeah, I guess I could have let him do that, but where’s the fun in eating lukewarm fast food in your own home when you …

Mongolian Beef Noodles ‘Hoi’ can’t recommend these Mongolian noodles enough

In an interview with the Food Network, Chinese food expert Nadia Liu Spellman explained hoisin sauce, a condiment that is new to my refrigerator as of this week. “I would call it the ketchup of Chinese cuisine, because it’s used as an ingredient but also as a finishing sauce and condiment,” Liu Spellman said in …

Italian Meatball Soup Don’t have time to get ’round to dinner? Make meatball soup.

I was in such a hurry this week, trying to toss together a quick dinner for Joey and I before we headed back out the door for more commitments. In the moments before I headed home, I popped into the grocery store, a new recipe on my phone, grabbing quick ingredients before trying to get …

Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina Italian comfort dish ‘gnocchi’ed dinner out of the park

Joey and I received an amazing opportunity last week to speak at the Kentucky Press Association’s winter conference. We had a fabulous time with some really great people. My only complaint was the weather for our drive there and back heavily featured thick fog and switched between torrential downpours and drizzles. By the time we …

Chopped Cheese Sandwich Stop, chop and (hoagie) roll into this week’s fabulous sandwich

I inadvertently jumped into the middle of a food controversy this week. Well, really, it was Joey’s fault. He found a video recently of someone making a sandwich called a “chopped cheese,” and because it looked delicious, we decided we needed to give it a try in our own kitchen. Upon doing some digging, I …

Creamy Chicken and Tortellini Creamy chicken and tortellini is ‘pasta’tively perfect for dinner this winter

I have officially reached the hibernation stage of winter. Once I’m home from work, I am constantly clad in my fleece pants, thick socks and carrying a fuzzy blanket for our schnauzer and me to curl up under on the couch. On top of that, I’m mostly attracted to meals that are warm and carb …

Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup Cannellini beans and garlic make a soup that’s just ‘white’

Last week, I knew I was going to be doing dinner on my own one evening, because Joey was going to be gone for a bowling tournament. I immediately combed through my saved recipes on Pinterest, trying to decide what new recipe I’d try while he was away. I originally chose something I knew he …