mushroom lasagna {updated}

mushroom lasagna {updated}

I’ve been planning for a while to come back and re-photograph my favorite lasagna, but through the coincidence of not thinking through my grocery list a couple of weeks ago (and therefore not having enough lasagna noodles), I actually ended up with a slight twist to the recipe and decided I like it even better. … more

what i’ve been reading {winter 2015/16}

{Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon} I read this book for two reasons: 1) I loved the Mitford books when I read them 10-15 years ago, and I hadn’t read any of the books Jan Karon had written since the official series ended.  2) I wanted to read something easy/comfortable during the Christmas season … more

worth reading {february 2016}

Stop Humiliating Teachers YES. YES. YES.  I could go on and on about how much I love this article, but it would be way more than you want to read. …the [standardized] tests measure demographics (the class and wealth level of the students) more than teachers’ abilities. Sacred Assumptions What if we assumed that the … more

currently {february 2016}

currently {february 2016}

Reading… the first book in Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Series–My Brilliant Friend.  After hearing so much buzz about it when the last book came out last year (and won one of the best books of the year by the New York Times) I was intrigued.  Confession: I had seen these before and avoided them because of … more

hazelnut cake

hazelnut cake

I’ve decided that my favorite kinds of recipes to bring into my kitchen are the recipes that other people have already made and I have eaten and loved so much that I have to make it myself.  That’s how I got the recipe for the butternut squash and sausage pasta.  And that’s how I got … more