Butternut Squash Stuffing

Last Thanksgiving, I got put in charge of stuffing, and I was like, heck yeah! Stuffing rules! Easy! And I brainstormed about what would make the best stuffing, and I thought squash might be good with sourdough bread. And bacon would make it just perfect. I could throw something like that together! Should be no problem! But I guess the little elves …

Roasting a chicken is so easy!

Roasting a chicken

I used to think that if you were “tightening your belt,” it meant you were making a decision to be more frugal from now on. I thought that somehow, the act of belt-tightening signified how strict you intended to be about sacrificing luxuries, the minute discomfort around your waist acting as a constant reminder of your thrifty new lifestyle. For …

Beef and Barley Stew

Barley alive

Beef and Barley Stew, and the kind-of-crazy story of my first time cooking it.