Thursday, March 14, 2013

Potato Gnocchi with Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

The summer after my junior year, by some miracle, I ended up living alone for about a month and a half. I've liked having roommates in the past, but there's something to be said for living alone. For one thing, I could cook big, elaborate meals without worrying about the equally big, elaborate messes they left in the kitchen. That same summer Michael was studying abroad, giving me yet another reason to test out some more involved recipes. If one was a flop, I was the only one who would have to eat the failed dish.

I've forgotten most of the dishes I made during that time living alone and free of culinary inhibitions. But there is one dish that has stuck in my mind. When I made it that summer, it was a roaring success. So much so that I tried to make it again once Michael came home from Europe. Unfortunately, the second time I made it, it was a disaster. The dish was Potato Gnocchi with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce from College Vegetarian Cooking by Megan and Jill Carle.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Pot O' Gold Candy Dish

Lately I've gone a bit craft supply crazy. I've scored some amazing deals on paper, punches, glitter, stamps and anything else you could imagine. But as my drawers and shelves quickly filled up, I realized (with more than a little help from Michael) that I was actually going to have to start making some projects.