Cook: Sausage and Peppers Panini
Bread / Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Italian Food / Pork / Sandwich / See Hatsie Cook / Spicy / Vegetables

Cook: Sausage and Peppers Panini

If you have ever been looking for a cab in Boston at 1am, especially in Faneuil Hall or Fenway, you know what this dinner smells like.  The smell of grilled Italian sausage, peppers, and onions is ubiquitous with that city, late at night. Smells are always a pretty powerful memory tool for me.  I have … Continue reading

Party: Braised Pork with Fall Vegetables + How To Throw a Holiday Dinner Party (And Stay Sane!)
Comfort Food / Holiday Food / One-Pot Meals / Party Food / Pork / Potatoes / See Hatsie Party / Sides / Sunday Dinners / Tips / Vegetables / Winter Recipes

Party: Braised Pork with Fall Vegetables + How To Throw a Holiday Dinner Party (And Stay Sane!)

I have dreams of being the ultimate hostess.  In my head I throw elaborate parties with DIY photo booths, fun themes, and beautiful and delicious food.  There’s floral arrangements and appetizers and everyone has fun and no one is stressed.  In my head there’s music and laughter and cute little striped paper straws.  And a … Continue reading

Cook: Mustard Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Appetizers / Bacon / Party Food / Pork / See Hatsie Cook / Summer Recipes

Cook: Mustard Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

It’s Tuesday.  It’s mountain of laundry day, cold enough to be wearing sweats day, and it’s June.  It’s a day for 2 cups of tea, at least.  It’s yell and scream and NOT cry over an Excel worksheet because you will not let it get the better of you–you will not–day.  It’s not Wednesday, much … Continue reading

Cook: Stuffed Pizza Rolls, Two Ways
Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Guilty Pleasures / Italian Food / Party Food / Pizza / Pork / Quick and Easy / See Hatsie Cook / Weeknight Meals / Winter Recipes

Cook: Stuffed Pizza Rolls, Two Ways

When my family gets together, you can bet on 2 things.  One, we will find a restaurant with a Bring Your Own Beverage policy and a proprietor who knows your name, even if you just walked in.  Two, most of our conversations, especially those had during a meal, are most likely about other meals.  We … Continue reading

Cook: Parmigiano e Pepe with Sausage and Broccolini
Cheese / Contests / Entrees / Fall Recipes / Guilty Pleasures / Pasta / Pork / See Hatsie Cook / Sunday Dinners

Cook: Parmigiano e Pepe with Sausage and Broccolini

I’ve mentioned before that the world of food really opened up to me in Italy.  It’s where I realized that enjoying an entire pizza to oneself is fine if it follows a few rules: It’s acceptable to eat an entire pizza if it’s made with fresh eggplant sliced long and paper-thin, so that the sauce … Continue reading

Cook: Roasted Butternut Squash with Sausage and Kale
Fall Recipes / Healthy Choices / Pork / See Hatsie Cook / Sides / Weeknight Meals

Cook: Roasted Butternut Squash with Sausage and Kale

Sometimes, I crave a comprehensive dish, and sometimes I crave ingredients, and I end up with a full dish.  This recipe is a product of the latter.  I was inspired by this pasta recipe over at Simply Scratch, and in a move totally uncharacteristic of myself and everything I hold dear, I decided that I didn’t … Continue reading