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I just roasted a duck. This would not be extraordinary except for the complicating fact that I was also packing boxes for our move. WHO ROASTS A DUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF PACKING?! Other people eat sandwiches and snarf pizza and drink beer while moving, but we […] Continue Reading ->
In case you’ve been unlucky in life so far and are unfamiliar with the intoxicating flavor of chimichurri sauce, let me tell you about it. It originated in Argentina, and I’ll admit, it sounds pretty simple: minced parsley, oregano, and garlic are blended with red wine vinegar, […] Continue Reading ->
In honor of our nation declaring its independence from England, I hereby declare my independence from Austin, Texas. The moving van is literally taking our stuff from our house in Austin on the Fourth of July. How fun is that?! This recipe is from my cookbook Well […] Continue Reading ->
Although I’m a curmudgeon when it comes to hot weather, I’m not against all things summer. I like splashing in the pool. I love cooking on the grill and eating at a picnic table. And I like ice cream. Do you like ice cream? That wasn’t really […] Continue Reading ->
It’s officially summer in the U.S. That means potlucks and picnics — possibly with some of your favorite friends or family, or potentially with your annoying in-laws or even… the trickiest of all!… co-workers. The links below will take you to previously published roundups that are packed […] Continue Reading ->
As we get closer to our move — 11 days and counting! Our one-way airline tickets for Sunday, July 6 are purchased! — it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to deal with keeping us well fed. I love the process of making up new recipes or devouring other […] Continue Reading ->
This giveaway is now closed — but you should still check out these awesome cookbooks! This weekend, Dave and I sold a vanload of books, board games, DVDs, CDs, and LPs to Half-Price Books. I’m not being cute when I say a “vanload;” I mean that literally. […] Continue Reading ->
My fitbit and I have been trying to get 10,000 steps (average) every day. Maybe you want to go for a walk, too! 10 Reasons to Take a Walk 1. It makes your heart stronger. 2. It lowers your risk of disease. 3. It makes your metabolism […] Continue Reading ->

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