Soup of the Day: Spinach Clam Soup

It sounds like a weird combination, but this soup is a tradition in my family. It came from a restaurant that one of my uncles worked at in the ’80s. My mom’s family goes bonkers for it. Especially my great-uncle, who one year, hid the big container that my mom had brought to my grandmother’s for everyone to share at dinner so that he could take it home with him. It’s light and creamy, and the saltiness of the clams works perfectly with the spinach. For me, it brings back strong memories of preparing holiday meals with my mom. Cooking with her is still one of my favorite activities. Read More Soup of the Day: Spinach Clam Soup

Spinach and (Veggie) Sausage Penne

Maybe it’s the Halloween displays at Target, or maybe it’s the reemergence of “pumpkin” as a ubiquitous and shockingly orange flavor, or maybe it’s that I’m recovering from my first cold/flu of the season, but lately I’ve just been feeling hearty. It might be 90 degrees outside right now, but I am ready to get some hot, hearty, substantial dishes. Good bye wonderful summer salads. Hello wonderful autumn substance! Read More Spinach and (Veggie) Sausage Penne

Revisiting Pesto

I wrote about pesto way back when I first started writing here, which really wasn’t even that long ago since my Perseph-a-versay falls right near the Super Bowl. Anyway, I received some excellent comments with new pesto recipes and now I have a new go-to when it’s not basil season. Read More Revisiting Pesto