Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Pancetta


This is a dish my nonno would love. Would have loved. I’m still getting used to past tense and still deciding if I want to use it. One of the reasons I had a blogging hiatus, was because my nonno (grandfather) recently passed away. He was 91. People say “he had a long life”, which he did. They offer that in a way to make light of a hard situation, because I believe people always try to look for the good. Yes, he had a long life– but to me, it wasn’t long enough. Read More


Amber Huffman’s Marriage Proposal Grits


The first time I had grits was when I made this recipe a year ago. It was the best first date I’ll ever have. A little skeptical, a little nervous, but still very excited. I wanted them to be savory. I wanted them to be decadent. I never knew I could experience love so quick. Read More