I am going to go right ahead and pat myself on the back: I’ve outdone myself. Yesterday was a typical March day in New England. (Freezing rain, driving wind, general malaise.) To lift the spirits, I set up my crock-pot … Continue reading
You need to make this and eat this: now. This is DEFINITELY a recipe you should use again and again. I don’t think I will ever make a plain grilled cheese sandwich again, ever. During Hurricane Sandy the hubs and … Continue reading
My lasagna never tasted as good as what you could get in a restaurant and often it was separatist (not politically: it didn’t meld together) and too wet. Normally when I cook I am all about creativity and playing with … Continue reading
These muffins are so good. It’s comforting yet the apples and walnuts reduce any sense of guilt. Plus I don’t use butter and I use skim milk. I’m going to try the same recipe with cranberries and white chocolate pieces. … Continue reading
Last year I went to a Superbowl Party in Manhattan (Ooo Brooklyn girl goes to the big city). Sadly, the Patriots lost, but on the bright side, I got to eat some delicious chili! My husband works with Nick, our … Continue reading
Yes! I’m alive! Well, I should feel bad about the lack of blogging this summer but I was away for most of the time mooching off my amazing mom’s cooking. Nothing like a home cooked meal that just miraculously appears … Continue reading
Dear Crock-Pot, Oh wow. I had no idea. I heard through the grapevine that you were good, but seriously? I would have come to you a long time ago if I had only known. I cringe to think how much … Continue reading
I’m sorry but Kraft just doesn’t cut it. This kind of dish makes you happy it’s raining or snowing and you are bundled up inside. Or maybe it’s just a random Sunday and you’re watching five episodes of the Sopranos. … Continue reading
While my palate has evolved to the point one might consider “adventurous”, I still suffer from insecurity as a cook. There are certain kitchen tasks that have intimidated me, and that I’ve avoided at all costs. But no longer.
Congrats Nikki on your upcoming nuptials! I hope your day is full of culinary delights, most notably your wedding cake that will be made by your chef soon-to-be father-in-law (what interesting French food adventures you will have with this new … Continue reading
The picture really says it all: this will make you happy. Chop up 1 banana and make a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich. Heat in a panini press or grill (cuisinart, george foreman…it’s all good). Enjoy and beat those … Continue reading
I’m not really the casino type. Watching the elderly and/or morbidly obese plug themselves simultaneously into slot machines and oxygen tanks in a windowless room sort of depresses me. However, I tagged along with my Dad one weekend to Foxwoods … Continue reading
I just got back from a trip to Toronto and my first time with our lovely northern neighbors. I thought I might return with a new appreciation for hockey, or bacon… or maybe even maple syrup. However there was one thing that … Continue reading
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.
About a year ago I was talking about cooking with my dad, when he casually mentioned his favorite meal was American Chop Suey. This completely caught me by surprise for 2 reasons: a) we hardly ever had American Chop Suey growing … Continue reading