Grandma’s Pecan Pie: A Southern Staple

I know I joke and say “oh this is my Italian Grandmother’s sauce recipe!” and whatnot but for reals, this is actually my grandma’s pecan pie recipe. I don’t have an old Italian Grandma but I do have a super-southern, up-at-6am-to-put-the-green-beans-on Grandma, which is equally fabulous. I’m not sure how she’d feel about me giving away her…

Modern Mouthful Got Nominated for a Liebster Award!

I’m not really sure what that means but doesn’t it sound…exciting!? It’s all German and mysterious – kinda sounds like “Pulitzer” if you mumble, you know? Anyway, Kimberly over at the Racing Bananas blog apparently really likes my stuff! She’s a pretty healthy eater, it seems, so I’m not sure she’s actually read the blog considering…

Weekend Waffles Worth Waking Up For

Alliteration! Alliteration makes me unreasonably happy. Someone gave me a waffle maker when we  got married and I was psyched! I’d registered for it, chosen the specific model carefully but now…what was I supposed to do with it? I mean, I eat waffles, mostly at Waffle House at 3:00am, but how does one make a really…

Forget the Jar: Hearty, Slow-Simmered Ragu

Ragu…that’s grandma stuff. Like, what your Aunt Kathy with the pallet of a six year-old orders when you all go out for Italian, right? NOPE. Not this ragu. So far, Bon Appetit magazine has not let me down once. It’s encouraged me to use new ingredients and try trickier techniques and you guys, it’s totally…