Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon + Sage

  I thought I should come up with a creative and new spin on pumpkin risotto, but some flavor combos stick around for a reason. Take pumpkin and sage, for example. I didn’t see any need to mess around with that other than to add bacon (duh!). You can look back at my...

Mini Corn + Tomato Quiche with Bacon

  I’m not going to pretend that I make pretty, little breakfasts like this on weekday mornings. These are easy enough to make on a weekday, but you’re more likely to find them on our table (…er, um, coffee table in front of the tv) for weekend brunch or B4D...

Salad of the Month: Grilled Vegetable Salad

  I’ve always thought it was ironic that summer is “grilling season” because who wants to stand in front of a blazing fire when it’s already a million degrees outside?! Maybe nobody wants to expose themselves to the extra heat, but many of us seem to think it’s worth...

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

  I recently started reading Rachel Held Evans’ book Searching for Sunday,* a story about her difficult relationship with the church and what eventually brought her back to it. She frames the book around seven sacraments (baptism, confession, communion, and so on…)....

Berry Galette with Whole Wheat Pecan Crust

  I have a confession to make: I don’t really like pie crust. Perhaps because I’ve had a few too many soggy-bottomed, storebought crusts. I hate wasting food, but luckily there is usually a willing recipient nearby who will take my crust after I’ve scraped out my pie...