Happy Valentine’s Day! I got you this pork belly ramen.

Pork belly exists as a love letter to carnivores, and it’s incredibly versatile. And when it’s crispy? Sweet baby Tebow. Here’s how we spent our Saturday night after a long day of food prep, cheesemaking (okay, more like Cheesemonger Cosplay), and chasing after our kids.

Korean(ish) Tacos? Sure, why not?

I’m not sure why we decided we had to make these, but we whipped out the Instant Pot and dutifully did so. So we scoured the Internet looking for inspiration, and decided to adapt this great recipe from Pinch of Yum. We adjusted it a fair bit it to suit our taste buds and health…

When collards met kimchi

This month’sĀ Garden & Gun has a beautifully editorial spread on collard green kimchi. And we have a LOT of collard greens in our backyard garden. But I didn’t feel like tracking down daikon on one of my last quiet weekends before Mardi Gras, so instead I adapted the recipe for a quick and dirty salt…

Let’s start(er).

I picked up a sourdough starter recently. As I quickly learned, you end up with a fair amount of discard after the first feeding cycle (that sounds…a little creepy, yeah?). My friend Candice is an incredible baker, and she makes gorgeous crackers with her discard. Me, I have a ton of rosemary in the garden…

King cake: an odyssey.

We don’t buy king cake until January 6. There are rules, you see, and we don’t want to be responsible for rain on Mardi Gras Day. So we patiently wait, and then we generally try to support our friends Will and Jennifer, who own King Cake Hub. But my kids love it when I make…

The Carnival to St. Pat’s Meal Plan

This year, the Carnival season is looooong and the king cakes are many. But there’s also tons of school events, board meetings, volunteer activities and late nights at work, so the taller half and I opted to create a master meal plan to get us through the Mardi Gras to St. Patrick’s Day arc. In…

Can we talk about biscuits?

My husband and I are readers/subscribers of Bitter Southerner, to the point that he proudly sports a Make More Biscuits tee fairly regularly. (I’m a big fan of the Collards and Cornbread t-shirt he bought me for Christmas, too.) The man loves buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, so it’s not unusual for me to drag…

Because it’s hummus night, and the feeling’s right.

One of the rare meals upon which all five members of our family can agree is hummus, babaghanoush, and whole wheat pizza. My husband and I like to add roasted red peppers, olives, and feta to our hummus, but our kids are content to eat hummus plain. The tricky bit, though, is that they prefer…

Chile Rellenos

The NFC Championship was an ugly experience for us, and it became evident we needed to eat our feelings… …after a four mile walk that also included a stop for beignets. Our garden is rife with poblanos, and we live in the south, so let’s get to frying, y’all.

Shirataki Noodles & Turning 40

Last week I turned 40, continuing my streak of being one day older than Drew Brees. And like a lot of people facing milestone birthdays or anniversaries, I did quite a bit of navel-gazing. I’m 40 lbs heavier than I was at 30, and my hair streaked with silver. The realization that I’m more than…