Tasteful

Stockton traveled for work, so I was cooking for one. For those few days, I turn to recipes yielding savory leftovers I can use for work lunches or to replay the role of dinner. Tuna casserole won this round, a dish of childhood comfort food. Stockton’s not a huge fan, so I save it for…

Dairy Queen

Enough is enough. I’m not going to take it anymore…it’s got to go, this humidity. Frozen treat craving alert. Ice cream. Popsicles. Italian ice. Slushies. More more more my overheated body demands. On hot days, it’s hard not to rage from heat discomfort like a wall-busting creature of the Upside Down in Netflix’s Stranger Things. Yikes….

Look Who Showed Up for Dinner

Forlorn packs of iceberg lettuce stared at me. Farther away, a few bunches of tattered parsley lay forgotten on the refrigerated shelf. The only plentiful thing in the entire produce department seemed to be the restocked bags of baby carrots, a neon orange beacon amidst the cruciferous carnage. “I’ve never seen it so decimated.” I said…

Chocolate is Comfort

I’m wandering around my kitchen. I’m harboring a dull urge for chocolate. If I don’t indulge it soon, it will intensify. It’s nearing that time of the month. I fix a cuppa tea, grab my iPad and start tapping. I find an interesting recipe. One that intrigues me, and might take care of my chocolate craving, but also…

My Grandmother’s Ravioli

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who know who Mo Rocca is and people who don’t. It’s hard not to like him once you hear him being funny. I’m a fan of his, but I miss his appearances sometimes.  Luckily, I have many Stocktons. The other day, my brother-in-law and his…