Loaded Baked Potato Leek Soup with Bacon

    Loaded Baked Potato Leek Soup with Bacon can bring any hungry tummy, and soul,  good cheer. But what about good luck? Have you ever heard this traditional St. Patrick’s Day phrase? “The Luck of the Irish”. It hit me this morning as I was planning this post, that we Irish, as a people, […]


Perciatelli all’Amatriciana: Best Pasta EVER

  Perciatelli all’Amatriciana is the best pasta I have ever had in my life. BUT: I can hear you now, from clear over here, in the Boonies. A whole lot of you are saying: “What the ____ is perciatelli?” (Unless you’re Italian. Or a chef. Or you really know your pasta.) What is Perciatelli? Well, […]


Thanksgiving-Worthy Salad: Apple-Pear Salad with Maple Pecan Bacon

I went to a slumber party with my wonderful girlfriends, and came home with the salad of my dreams: Apple-Pear Salad with Maple Pecan Bacon in a Cranberry Vinaigrette!  OK, the truth is, nearly all of us bugged out after Bible study, dinner, and the hot tub, and went home to sleep in our own […]