Tag Archives: Tomato

Loaded Mac and Cheese

As an extroverted introvert, I couldn’t be more grateful for the few times we’ve snuck away to our Vermont hideaway these last few months. The limited internet kept us off of our technology, and we spent the days surrounded by the soothing effects of nature. Our son, who is now one (!), enjoyed sitting in […]

Pulled Beef Braised in Red Wine and Tomatoes

200 posts! The Pantry Portfolio is now officially filled with 200 of my experiments in the kitchen as I’ve learned to become a confident at-home cook.  It feels fitting that I take this post today to award some Superlatives. So – here we go! Best fish dish – AquaPazza: I first blogged this dish in […]

Chicken Cacciatore

I feel so lucky to have friends that love to come over and cook with me. Well, since L was born it’s been more like “for me” but hey, that’s what good friends are for! My friend Ellen came over recently and suggested we cook up one of her family’s favorite dishes – chicken cacciatore. […]

Spicy Sweet Potato and Beef Stuffed Peppers

Fall is one of the absolute best cooking seasons, and I’ve been hard at work.  Stay tuned for chicken cacciatore, “polish hoagies” ie kielbasa and peppers on a sub roll, and a crockpot chicken and lentil stew that was so easy and flavorful I made it twice in one week! I’m starting with these, however, […]

Fall Vegetable Saute

Cooking with someone else offers a fascinating window into their brain! The other night Dad and I sat down to make chicken piccata and I couldn’t help but chuckle at the variation in how we approach dinner preparation. Prior to cooking, Dad sensibly read through the entire recipe, pre-chopped all of the vegetables and organized […]

One Pot Chicken Sausage and Spinach Bowtie Pasta

“Read 1000 books before Kindergarten!” says a small sign at our local library highlighting a program encouraging early literacy. YES! We are in! I grabbed a bag and examined the rules. They allow for flexibility saying that its ok to re-read books or track discrete books, whatever works for you. All they ask is that […]

Creamy Pesto Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes

Well, it’s been almost a month since I last posted and in that time we have welcomed our snuggly, curious, and lovable son into this world! Liam was born on 7/13/19 (all prime numbers!) at 4:17 in the morning. He was born 7lbs 11oz and 20 inches long, 48 hours after my water broke.  It […]

Turmeric Lentil and Veggie Soup

Ever since we first found out we were pregnant I’ve been looking forward to this weekend during which we spent a full day doing postpartum freezer meal prep! A few of us have done this before for other friends who are having babies and they’ve reported back how helpful it was to have meals on […]

Bruschetta Chicken with Green Beans

We are starting a new chapter here at the Pantry Portfolio as in July we will be welcoming a new little one into our family! The journey to get here has been filled with adventure and we are beyond grateful and excited for our growing family.  As of now the cats and dog haven’t seemed […]