What’s more summery than a salad made of ingredients from the farmers’ market? Fresh kale, cabbage, carrots and scallions are the stars of this dish! Continue reading Fresh from the Farmers’ Market: Thai-Inspired Chopped Salad
For Father’s Day I made Josue his favorite dish, moqueca, a Brazilian seafood stew. He grew up on the coastline of northeastern Brazil in the state of Bahia, where seafood is always on the menu. Even though I grew up on the coastline of Lake Michigan, we didn’t eat that much fish growing up. I’ve acquired more of … Continue reading Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)
Happy Fourth of July everyone! A couple people have let me know that 208 years after the Declaration of Independence, Ronald Reagan established another important holiday in July — National Ice Cream month (thanks Emily and Aunt Sue Ellen!). I didn’t know about the holiday when I decided to make 30 types of homemade ice … Continue reading I Don’t Have Ice Cream… But I Have Pizza!
Tomorrow I’ll continue my month of ice cream with one of my favorite ice creams ever, but I couldn’t wait to share some grill recipes for this Fourth of July weekend. Beer can chicken, grilled potato salad, grilled sweet corn and grilled peaches – an entire meal from the grill! Wishing you a safe, fun … Continue reading Grillin’ for the Fourth!
With my sister’s wedding coming up in just a few weeks, I’ve been trying to cut out a lot of the carbs from my diet. Eating fewer carbs has been surprisingly easy. Coming up with family-friendly meals that are low in carbs has been more difficult. I’ve been eating a lot of stir fry without … Continue reading Low-carb Lasagna
My aunt sent me this lamb marinade recipe a couple weeks ago. One of my uncle’s favorite dishes was lamb. His birthday would have been on Easter this year, but he passed away when I was young. To celebrate his memory, I roasted lamb for dinner on Sunday. Since we don’t eat a lot of … Continue reading Marinated Roasted Lamb
Sometimes I get home from work and it takes me until 7 o’clock to cook dinner. Tonight wasn’t one of those nights. We were all hungry so I went for a quick and easy meal. This isn’t a Rachael Ray recipe, but it’s easily prepared in less than 30 minutes – perfect for weeknights. We … Continue reading Beef And Broccoli In Less Than 30
I remember eating kumquats when I was growing up but I hadn’t had any for several years. I picked a box up at the grocery store the other day so that we could try them. My husband enjoyed one kumquat and my daughter spit the piece I gave her out (and she eats pretty much … Continue reading Pork Chops With Kumquat-Jalapeño Marmalade
Wouldn’t dinner with your food blogging friends be great? That’s what I thought too. Since we’re spread out across the globe, I decided to host a virtual dinner party. Thanks to everyone who brought these great dishes for tonight’s meal! I hope you enjoy this springy Italian menu as much as I did! Dinner is … Continue reading Celebrating Spring With A Virtual Dinner Party
I’m intrigued by the underground supper club movement – dining in an undisclosed location with a surprise gourmet menu – and I recently found out that there’s one in my area. With a cost of $100/person (which is fair considering the seven-course meal that’s served) we probably won’t be attending anytime soon. However, I did enjoy … Continue reading You’re Invited To My Virtual Dinner Party!