Sometimes you buy something because the price is right and it looks good, even if you don't have a plan for it. I try not to do this with food so that it doesn't get wasted, but when I was at the local Asian market I saw some beautiful zucchini -- rare in the middle … Continue reading Simple is Good: Warm Zucchini Salad
Hey folks! Today we have a guest blogger, and one of my favorite people, stopping by. One of the best parts of being a romance author is meeting other romance authors, and one of my favorites is Holly Jacobs, who has written about a gazillion books for Harlequin and other publishers (and I very highly recommend her … Continue reading Meet Guest Blogger/Author Holly Jacobs!
So here we are, ten days into 2019, and it's been a crazy few months! From an incredibly busy Thanksgiving through a Christmas that brought with it some health issues and challenges that toned down our celebrations, but also gave us quieter time to reassess our goals and plans for the New Year. For me, … Continue reading A New Year, a New Start…
Yes, you heard me -- lasagna for breakfast! This past weekend, we made a gorgeous pot of Lasagna with fresh noodles (Mike's been making all of our pasta since we got the Kitchen Aid attachment, and once you make fresh pasta, you'll never buy boxed again). It was delicious, though for only two of us, … Continue reading Lasagna for Breakfast!
Salad is a constant in our house. Pasta salad, potato salad, egg salad, green salad, you name it. But the best part of salad is how creative you can be with it. Today, I knew I wanted a salad to go with our Spanish Pork Burgers (which are amazing, though we skipped the cheese) … Continue reading Pretty in Pink Farro Salad
There are days when you can eat healthy all day long, and then there are days when you need the richest, most buttery cookie you know of -- dipped in chocolate. Yesterday was one of those days. I'll skip the details, and get to the good part: When the chips are down, there's nothing like … Continue reading Some Days Call for Shortbread
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but I got it from the library and ended up ordered my own copy as soon as I finished reading the introduction. I’ve cooked for a long time, and I’m pretty familiar with many of the basic techniques in the book (roasting, braising, etc), but I … Continue reading Broadening My Horizons: A First Shot at Cooking with Tom Colicchio’s Book, Think Like a Chef