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Meatless Monday

2015-03-30
Oh lovely eggplant sliced thickly, marinated in olive oil and garlic, breaded in an herbed panko and baked to crispy perfection, let me top you with some shaved parmesan at just the last moment! Come hither my dear brussel sprouts, allow me to slice you in half and toss you in a touch of lemon scented olive oil and roast until crispy. Beloved baby bok choy, let my wok cradle you in a delicate saute of fresh ginger.

Not even a little bit Irish but I love St. Patrick’s Day

2015-03-17
I’m a holiday kind of girl, especially when it comes to food and any chance I can get to make something new or different I’ll take it! Of course I’ll have a corned beef simmering all day in my slow cooker, some buttered cabbage and Irish soda bread muffins (maybe made with mini chocolate chips instead of currants!) and there will also be green bagels! What is life if you can’t celebrate the fun!

The Go-To-House

2015-02-20
I seem to be the go-to house on Fridays which thrills me since I love the hustle and bustle of kids, the shrill of teenage girls and the buzzing of video games from the boys an ideal backdrop to a week’s finale. Nothing makes me happier to hear that my daughter’s friends tweet that “Sofia’s mom makes the best food” or when I overhear that my house is the place everyone wants to hang out after school.

Homemade Valentine’s Day Treats

2015-02-12
Maybe it’s because Valentine’s Day is my birthday,  but I take the holiday quite seriously when it comes to expressing love through something sweet. And though I could certainly go to a confectioners shop and get my kids their treats, nothing is more appreciated than something homemade from mom.

Have a “Souper” Start to 2015

2015-01-08
It’s only the first week of the New Year and I’m already feeling frenzied as I try to fit everything in. There’s no need to define “everything” since you have your own “everything” going on. I’m just jam packed this week, overwhelmed and spinning in circles.

Holiday Cookies Galore

2014-12-09
I’m not sure how time has flown quite the way it has, but it’s already holiday cookie time and another year will soon come to a sweet end. An end-of-year tradition continued for me, as my friends and I gathered this past Sunday at my house to ice and decorate cut out sugar cookies.

Celebrate National Oatmeal Day with my Breakfast Cookies!

2014-10-29
In honor of national oatmeal day, I’m going to share my breakfast cookie recipe with you since it’s loaded with oatmeal—the best kind—Quaker Old Fashioned Oats!

Applelicious

2014-10-27
We finally went apple picking, the last possible weekend in our area to do so.

This Soup’s for You!

2014-10-02
With the recent transformation of my daughter from carnivore to vegetarian, my cooking challenges have suddenly become a whole lot more interesting. My skirt steak loving and lovely daughter Sofia is now a vegetarian and there’s no stopping her.

Thank Goodness it’s Friday! (TGIF)

2014-09-21
With two back to school nights in a row, it’s back to school for sure in my house! Battling the early morning hours and exhausted evenings, it was a busy week as we all did our best to adjust to the first full week of school.