Lombardy-style pizza with sausage, rosemary, and an egg on top.

As much as I understand Michael’s desire to minimize the amount of heat that we pump into our apartment during the summer, I still can’t help myself from longing for homemade pizza even when it’s hot AF outside. Part of it is a desire to enjoy the bounty of summer on a pizza crust, and…

Marc Vetri’s Mastering Pizza and my new favorite pizza Margherita.

Last year, on Black Friday, I found myself standing around the part of King of Prussia Mall in the area where Urban Outfitter, Free People, and Anthropologie are all situated, waiting for my in-laws to be finished in either Urban Outfitter or Old Navy. I started wandering around in the immediate area to stave off…

World Cup 2014 roundup 1: heartbreak and comfort foods.

Welp, that was quick and embarrassing. Longtime readers will remember me following along with the 2010 World Cup and Spain’s march to victory, and it was a thrilling thing to behold. La Furia Roja has played well since then, taking another Euro title in 2012 and just falling short to Brazil in the Confederations Cup last…

04.03.11: dinner (white clam and leek-prosciutto pizzas)

How on earth are you supposed to follow up a five-course meal featuring fifteen dishes (plus appetizers!) with a homemade meal? Are you even supposed to eat? To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to be all that hungry come Sunday–and neither was Michael–so we didn’t put all that much thought into dinner plans. But we…

02.12.11: dinner (duck ham and caramelized onion pizzas)

It’s cold, it’s dry, it’s been a little while since you’ve set off the smoke alarms, so you decide to cook up some homemade pizza. All E had said about the meals that weekend was: I want to make duck ham. Simply making a pair of cured duck breasts and just eating them, while enticing,…

11.21.10: dinner (bikini-pizza and sausage, peppers and onions pizza)

[Ed.–Elizabeth found herself craving some bikini-pizza from this post, and so when Michael suggested making pizza to use up some leftover fresh mozzarella an actual pizza was born.] With the prospect of Thanksgiving looming, we deemed our weekend ought to do without my beloved roasted chicken. One night we opted for a duck ragu, and…

09.19.10: dinner (pizza–Spanish coca and a twist on pizza margherita)

Since we haven’t had Spanish food “in a week” as Michael said to me Saturday, this weekend’s food festivities featured a lot of influence from the Iberian Peninsula, finishing with this delightful coca, or the Spanish version of pizza. The traditional coca is very minimal in ingredients–usually only one or two toppings–but I’ve read that…

06.27.10: dinner (scuie scuie and simple meals)

The heat wave that Michael complained about yesterday is finally easing up here…at least a little. It’s still so hot in the mornings that I have to hold off on applying makeup until I get to work because even a cup of tea will create a fine mist of perspiration on my face (and if…

06.13.10: dinner (the perils of pizza making when it’s humid).

I have no idea as to how we pulled this off on TV. –Michael on our last demo on Connecticut Style, in which we successfully completed making a pizza on air. There’s an easy reply to this observation, of course: climate control. Air conditioning is a delightful thing in a kitchen, but alas: our small…