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Look What I Made: Ratatouille Polenta Pizza

A friend recently lent me her copy of Home Made Summer. “It’s one of my favorite cook books,” she gushed while turning the pages, filled with alluring photos and luscious recipes. After taking it home with me, I came across a recipe for a large polenate pizza with spicy ratatouille. I like ratatouille, and even though the traditional French dish is normally associated with summer, the warm stew of vegetables makes for a perfect comfort meal come the cooler months. I also like polenta. I’d only ever eaten it as a porridge, so the idea of baking it into a crust was intriguing. I decided to make the dish, except with a few personal tweaks. Here’s the recipe.

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Review: Uncle Nancy’s Tongue in Cheek Cafe for Cafe Momentum

On March 2, Chad Houser and I announced Uncle Nancy’s Tongue in Cheek Café. The idea was to raise money for Café Momentum. I volunteered to cook dinner for the winner and seven of their friends. The winner also won the right to write a review of the evening. Check out winner Alyson Brown’s review.

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Look What I Made: Grilled Flatbread Pizza (Vegan Friendly)

I’m writing about pizza again because, well, I can. And because lately I can’t shut up about pizza. Internet me is just following real life me’s lead. More and more, I find myself engaging in these conversations about pizza making and… they’re not even conversations, really. It’s just me, impassioned, bathed in self-righteousness, and raving […]

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Look What I Made: (Cheap!) Four Course Valentine’s Dinner

It’s a tricky thing, writing about Valentine’s Day. There isn’t a whole lot to be said that isn’t well-worn territory at this point. Which makes sense, I guess, because Valentine’s Day, from the little candy hearts that say ‘be mine’ to the ubiquitous red cupids and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, seems not to have changed […]

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Look What I Made: Homemade Peppered Bacon

I almost didn’t do this post. Making my own bacon was a learning experience. And not the cool kind. I’m into learning experiences where I either learn that I’m immediately good at something or I learn because documentaries are educational.* This wasn’t like that. I figured bacon makin’ would be a challenge, of course, but […]

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Look What I Made: Root Veggie Chips

It’s an awkward week for recipe bloggists — big holiday last week, Christmas isn’t for a month. Sigh. There’s nothin’ to do, man*! What am I gonna talk about, cheeky uses for Thanksgiving leftovers? You know years in advance the kinds of depraved things you’re going to do with your leftovers; you don’t need me […]

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Look What I Made: Thanksgiving Green Beans My Way

I love Thanksgiving. Food, family, not working on a Thursday, football. Food. Thanksgiving has it all.* Unless you’re planning on doing some banking, mailing of letters or fasting, in which case you’re sadly out of luck. Still, the food. The thing I don’t particularly like about Thanksgiving is actually… some of the food. Awkward! Look, I […]

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