February 10, 2018

A little over a month ago, Aaron and I went out for an indulgent mid-week dinner date at a Chicago restaurant we'd been wanting to try for ages. Pleasant House Pubis everything I hoped it would be. Warm, savory pies with all kinds of delicious extras and a beautiful in...

December 27, 2017

Confession. (shhhhh!) I've never made jam before.

Or rather, I'd never made jam until this month. I always liked to think about making jam, but I never really got around to actually trying it. Partly it was because I'd never learned how to can things and partly it was b...

November 20, 2017

It's that time at last! Here come the holiday recipes, people. 

I get so excited every year when November hits the calendar because that means tasty times are coming - tasty times and tasty traditions. Our culinary liturgy gets super specific around the holidays and we...

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