Winter

Southern Fried Chicken

Fried chicken, the king of Southern Soul Food, is so good it should probably be illegal. Crispy on the outside, juicy and flavorful on…

Pumpkin hand pies

Pumpkin hand pies

Are you ready for Halloween? I’m especially excited about the holiday this year, because for the first time since I moved to Italy (13…

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

If you’ve never tried Hasselback potatoes you are in for a treat: the crisp, golden edges of a homemade potato chip meet the soft, smooth center of a perfectly…

Citrus-Roasted Turkey

There are certain times in an expat’s life when it is especially difficult to be away: a wedding that you can’t attend, the birth…

Creamy Kale Soup

Creamy Kale Soup

I’m not a fan of extreme “detox” or “cleanse” diets. Extreme dietary restriction is not for me, and science just doesn’t back up most the fantastical…

Chai Spice Cookies

Chai Spice Cookies

I feel a little bit guilty now, when I make cookies without my 3-year-old daughter’s enthusiastic “help.” It’s her favorite thing to do. She…