Cucumber and Orange Salad

This simple cucumber and orange salad was inspired by something I ate at a farm-side restaurant outside Barcelona years ago. I was on a very-low-budget European tour with a girlfriend in 1999 and one of the many many many pickles we found ourselves in on that trip included the time my entire purse — passport, […]

Roasted Cabbage

I know. Roasted cabbage. BO-RING. But, y’all, this is one of my go-to vegetable side dishes. Seriously we eat this once a week. So I wanted to tell you how to roast cabbage! First you cut the cabbage into wedges. It’s easiest to cut it in half lengthwise first, then lay each half down and […]

5 Meals to Cook this Week #2

Oh my GOSH! Y’all, I was supremely happy to see how much all of you appreciated the premier 5 meals to cook this week post, which made it extra fun for me to plan this week’s post. If you tried it last week, let me know how you liked the recipes. If you didn’t, give it a shot […]

HHH018 Steve Ramsey | Woodworking for Mere Mortals

This interview with Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals is a real gem for the wood-curious and the YouTube-curious. I met Steve when he contacted me a few years ago to give me a tostonera that he made (which I then used in a video, below). He’s an accomplished woodworker who manages to make his […]

No-Recipe One Pot Pasta (with whatever you have on hand!)

By now everyone has seen and probably tried one of the thousand one-pot pasta recipes which are floating around in the ethernet. I’ve heard from a handful of you about it and it seems that many of those existing recipes are … terrible pieces of shit. Encouraged by a friend online, I set out to figure […]

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Chris had a hankerin’ for Buffalo Wings, but really more for Buffalo wing sauce since neither of us is a huge fan of nibbling on lil ol’ chicken wings.  A drumstick, sure, I can handle that. But teeny tiny chicken wang bones are so tedious. Know what’s not tedious? Boneless, crispy chicken tenders in Buffalo […]

HHH017 Fifi Buchanan | The Divine Hostess

My friend Fifi is one of the most curious, well-rounded people I know. We met through YouTube, but in addition to making videos, she has written a book, has a masters in mechanical engineering, she’s a health coach, and a podcaster. Check out her Wonderfully Made podcast for some great advice and inspiration. In this interview, we talk […]

Avocado Hummus

Avocado hummus! Have you ever heard of such a thing? I hadn’t until I tried some at a farmers’ market a couple weeks ago. Holy jeez. It was delicious, y’all. To make it at home, I adapted my basic hummus recipe (see how to make hummus for more pointers) and the olive oil gets replaced with a large avocado. And […]

Albóndigas Soup

Albóndigas is Spanish for meatballs and in Mexico, it’s often understood to mean “meatball soup“, so it may be redundant to call this albóndigas soup. I don’t know for sure. I just know I like it. The meatballs are made from beef, but rather than breadcrumbs or something similar, it’s mixed with raw rice that cooks as the albóndigas simmer. […]