Italian Stuffed Peppers 

This time of year, I’m focused on easy meals made with in-season ingredients. It’s always important to eat what’s fresh, but in the summer that’s much easier to do. And in the scorching heat no one wants to stand over the stove for 2 hours or heat up the house through an oven that’s roasting…

Ingredient Introduction #37 – Manchego Cheese

This week’s ingredient introduction is brought to you by a great sale at The Fresh Market. The store, which is one of my favorites, was offering Manchego cheese for $15.99 per pound. Yes, I too think it should be wrapped in gold and have the ability to rub your feet for that price. But, normally…

Ingredient Introduction #9 – Yeast

I love bread. And because I eat so much of it, I’m able to work part time as a car cover model. Seriously, though. I could never do a low-carb diet. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I was in high school when that whole everyone’s-giving-bread-makers-as-gifts craze was steaming hot. So, I didn’t get one, and I’ve always…