Ina/Flo’s Bolognese- AKA Flolognese

I’m anxiously awaiting Hurricane Florence in Raleigh, NC, this week and while the forecast keeps changing, the contents of my freezer have not. A pound of ground beef, some canned tomatoes, what’s a girl to do but make Ina Garten’s Bolognese sauce? I came up with this solid life plan when I realize that my…

Give Your Valentine (Cordon) Bleu Balls

I have a confession:  I love Valentine’s Day. I detest heart-shaped things- jewelry, desserts, home goods- but I adore this holiday. Yes, it’s totally cheesy and a little embarrassing to admit, but it’s true. Relationship or naw, it’s an excuse to pamper someone you love (that someone can totally be yourself), pop some quality vino,…

Mother and Sons

I saw no mother and no sons at Durham’s Mother and Sons. I did see a very chic sommelier/manager in the most bomb ass long wool skirt accented with a thick belt and a 20″ waistline. File that under, people who should not be allowed to work in a pasta restaurant. Several skinny waitresses later,…

Cooking My Way Onto the Catwalk

Great news, ya’ll! Chef Jaime drank the super model Kool-Aid (which tastes a lot like vino)!! She’s on board with cheesy, carb-laden dishes, just like they teach you in super model school. Thank goodness – it was getting lonely over here, just me and Chrissy in the kitchen every weekend. Here’s the first leg of Chef…

Restaurant Review: Gocciolina

Oh, Research Triangle restaurants. Few and far between end up wowing and Gocciolina in Durham was set up for just that. While I wish it would have delivered, I’m also grateful not to have a new favourite spot in the middle on a lonely strip mall in a part of Durham that I’ve never seen….

Cacio e Pepe. Sort of.

Most recently I decided to ride the Chrissy Tiegan streak after my IG high of her liking my post. Swoon. So next up was a really indulgent dinner for one! Cacio e Pepe, Tiegan style! Chrissy’s version has the addition of argula, pancetta, lemon, and red pepper flakes. While I love all of these things,…

Lady and the Tramp

Lady (Moi). And the Tramp (The Beast). And also the Chap… were all itching for a carb fix we’d better make some tagliatelle from scratch. So we followed Marc Vetri’s recipe. I found this true gem in the email foodie newsletter, Tasting Table. I highly recommend both the recipe and subscribing to that newsletter if you…