Aperol Tequila Swizzle Cocktail

 I need a step stool to make gems like this Aperol Tequila cocktail. Some bottles of booze may not be a current “main squeeze” but are more of a rather queer stash of alcoholic this-and-that sitting up high in the inconvenient cabinet behind the refrigerator.  Here they serve as my alcoholic booty calls — ready to […]

Pumpkin Stuffed with Fontina, Italian Sausage, and Rotini

Nobody would be surprised should you conclude from the last several month here that I own only one cookbook.  Ms. Greenspan’s tour de force does seem to occupy a disproportionate amount of my culinary bandwidth here these days doesn’t it? During the three-plus years I have visually fed from her book each Friday I remain both […]

Shaved Asparagus Galette w/ Mascarpone & Jarlsberg

When one becomes an internationally famous food blogger all manner of amazing perks will come your way. Or so I’ve been told. I once picked up a fancy handheld egg beater at a conference once but when you factor in how much money was spent to actually attend the conference you could hardly call the […]