Fathers are Magic… and Pinto Beans and Black Rice Stuffed Collard Rolls with Crispy Portobello Strips

When I was about 12-years old, I stood outside of a thrift store not far from my house waiting for my father to pick me up. As I waited, a man around 30 or 35-years old stopped in front of me, smiled and said, “You are beautiful. So pretty. Such a cutie pie.” Then he went … Continue reading Fathers are Magic… and Pinto Beans and Black Rice Stuffed Collard Rolls with Crispy Portobello Strips

Rides to school…and Creamy Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Baby Bellas and Heirloom Tomatoes

Taking my daughter to school in the morning is the best part of my entire day. The. Entire. Day. She is about to complete her freshman year of high school…and though there are a few mornings we sit quietly in the car, most are spent having hilarious (to me) and insightful (to her… one day) conversations. … Continue reading Rides to school…and Creamy Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Baby Bellas and Heirloom Tomatoes