Baked Ziti and The Great Mostaccioli Pronunciation Debate

I made this last week when the temperature was still a bit brisk. It was perfect – warm, but not too hot, and oh-so-filling. And now it’s 75 ....more

Happy Easter!

Wishing a happy, blessed Easter to those who celebrate it! To everyone else, I wish...more

Awesome Jones Contest Winners

I may or may not have mis-managed my calendar. And by “may or may not have” I mean that I completely forgot that one should not end a giveaway on a day when one is on the road. I’m helping my Grandmother move and so, in between packing china, knick-knacks, and, quite possibly and entirely by accident, one of my family members ....more

On Heroes, Writing, and Awesome Jones: An Interview with AshleyRose Sullivan

The only thing Awesome Jones wants is to be a super hero. Until he falls in love. Despite his colorful name, Awesome Jones is a painfully average man who dreams of being a super hero, just like the ones who patrol his city ....more

Trust me, BUY the panties!

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Chris and I hatched this idea to trade blogs and write about our most embarrassing moments....more

Broccolini with Shallots

I am not at all ashamed to admit to you, friends, that I have eaten some version of this dish every single day for lunch this week. Yes, I know that it’s only Tuesday, but still. Two days in a row? ...more

And that’s when I realized… I could get through anything.

“And that’s when I realized…” is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their realizations, both the comical and poignant. To submit to this series, please email me at ....more

The toilet paper aisle on Senior Day is a metaphor for life. I think.

I’ve recently found myself with more time on my hands. Naturally, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the grocery store. Is this only a phenomenon for me and my family? ...more

Springtime Quinoa Bowl

I don’t know about you, but I am over winter. I don’t mind the cold or the snow and ice or the dark mornings. I do, however, mind three 60-plus degree days in a row followed by a winter storm ....more

Gluten-free Lemon Ricotta “Mac & Cheese”

Were you imagining me making air quotes on that “Mac & Cheese?” Good. I was. This has become one of my favorite lunches ....more