Back-to-school Dinner Ideas (Plus a Fun Garden Project from NYT for Kids!)

September is here. We’ve made it through many complicated obstacles and tried to solve problems we never thought about before. Zoom calls, frozen screens and mute buttons are part of our kids’ lives as well as ours now. There is no parent guidebook for these times. Are you in need of dinner ideas for back-to-school … Continue reading

Meatless Monday Pasta Dinner with a Tomato Pesto

Here’s a Meatless Monday dinner idea we use and it’s a hit with the guys. We came across this recipe in an issue of America’s Test Kitchen’s Cook’s Country or Cooks Illustrated. There are so many cooking magazines that land in the mailbox. This is an Italian recipe┬áthat is a riff on pesto replacing the … Continue reading

a better bolognese

The guys know when it’s time to make a batch of Bolognese.┬áThis Bolognese doesn’t include milk as in some recipes. Roasting some of the ingredients gives a deeper flavor to the sauce. A Dutch oven is a perfect pot for this sauce as it takes layers of flavor to build. This pot can hold up … Continue reading