Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  Everyone in the family called her May–her children’s shortcut for mommy that, over the years, morphed into what became everyone’s nickname for her.  She passed away seven years ago after feeling unwell for some time without anyone having a clue.  It wasn’t until my grandfather found her collapsed on the bathroom floor one fateful night […]

Stuffed Butternut Squash

  By 11:30 last night the kitchen was back to pre-party condition, save for a packed refrigerator.  Even with my friends taking home some of the leftovers I won’t have need to cook for a week.  Did I mention I cooked my favorite bolognese ragú with 10 pounds of meat?  For 10 people?  My fear of […]

Red Rice with Roasted Squash, Fennel and Beets

  My husband has this silly notion that I need to eat meat every single day.  I don’t understand where he’s gotten this idea.  Yes, I like to eat meat.  No, I probably won’t ever become a vegetarian.  Each time he jests (not maliciously) about my carnivorous inclinations, I laugh (not sincerely).  I serve meat […]