In my quest to add more seeds and whole grains to our menu, I decided to make some Buckwheat Waffles this Saturday morning. I found this recipe at Epicurious (which I think was the very first food website/blog that I ever used online back in the day...), and it worked extremely well. I will definitely … Continue reading Buckwheat Waffles, Anyone?
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
Even though we're not into the really cold weather yet here in Syracuse, I have been wanting Tomato Soup for days. Finally, tonight, I settled on Tomato Soup and a Toasted Cheddar Cheese Sandwich for dinner. So what if it's 75 degrees outside right? Confession: I've never made my own Tomato Soup. I make all … Continue reading Drop Dead Simple Tomato Soup
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!
A few months ago, when rhubarb was out, I discovered Smitten Kitchen's recipe for Rhubarb Crisp Bars -- it's a crisp, but it's a bar, like a cookie. Magical! And they were everything you imagine they would be. I've made them several times since with various fruits and one day, I took up Deb's recommendation … Continue reading Healthy, Crunchy, Breakfast YUM!
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
We've been hosting parties and dinners all weekend -- and it was a very good time! Today, though, is a quiet Sunday and I'm glad for that. Time to decompress and prepare for the week, but I want to take a minute to share a tip I found this weekend. Perhaps you already know it, … Continue reading Quick Summer Cooking Tip for Corn on the Cob (with a quick Corn Salad recipe!)
While we were sweltering last week in the near-90s, as Syracuse is wont to do, we are now rainy, grey and in the 60s -- the breeze coming in the window feels a lot chillier than that. A perfect day for soup! I had a recipe from Skinnytaste for Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and … Continue reading It’s Always the Right Time For Soup