Spicy Pumpkin Cornbread

I’m going to come right out and say it: this one might be more for the sophisticated palate. Not for the red-meat-and-white-potatoes set. But anyone who likes their food to be hot, hot, hot will appreciate this recipe.

Penne (meno) all’Arrabbiata

This is a Roman dish that I had a few times abroad and found pretty out of this world. Typically this dish would be followed by profuse sweating and the urgent drinking of water, and, in some extremes, blacking out.  However, if you are going to be marrying an Irish Lad/Scotsman from South Shore such as myself, you…

Smokey and Spicy Three Bean Chili

There is about a foot of snow on the ground here in Boston, and comfort food is calling my name. My live-in boyfriend Phil works as a professional arborist and spends his days climbing and cutting trees in rain, shine, or snow. He came home chilled to the bone today after a long week, and…