Robitussin + Chicken Soup + SLEEP = Happier Me!

We had a…rough weekend. LUCKILY, every is now fine. Well, getting better anyway. Especially little R. Seeing your babies in hospital gowns is terrifying. GOD FORBID I ever need to see that again. One of the downsides of this experience … Continue reading

Did you say **ROASTED LEMON**???

I meant to just serve roasted veg over pasta for dinner tonight….but, um, you see… I, um,  kinda got carried away. Again. *sigh* You see, I had all this filo dough leftover from making spanakopita last week, and there was a … Continue reading

Children after my own heart

Dinner last night was born from a mixture of hunger, nutrition, inspiration – and a need to clean out the fridge. Let me back track just a second here. I started to prep the evening meal by hunting for a recipe that … Continue reading

Mediterranean + Caribbean = Excellent Dinner

This afternoon I made my very first batch of Spanakopitas. Now, I’ve eaten countless defrosted versions and my mom used to make some teeny little appetizer sized ones…but I hadn’t even thought about making my very own until I realized I … Continue reading

Don’t feed this to your 92 year old Grandmother

Amidst all the hullabaloo around tomorrow, I decided to take a break from All Things Turkey and make something completely different. I made Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Chicken with Basmati Rice for dinner tonight. Now – I gotta be honest with … Continue reading

Fried Goodness and a Make Ahead Casserole

So – like everyone else this week – I’ve been prepping for Thanksgiving, trying to make as many things ahead of time as possible. And *shock horror* I’ve started thinking ahead to the Holidays too. So far, I’ve got the … Continue reading

‘Peelin’ the Pomegranate’ is definitely NOT a euphemism.

Nope. ‘Peelin’ the Pomegranate’ is definitely NOT a euphemism. Wish it was…but alas, it’s not. Back story: My husband brought home a pomegranate like…I dunno…a week ago? Three? He has fond memories of enjoying them as a child. I only think … Continue reading

I suck at cleaning.

If you ask my husband what it is the Number One thing I’m bad at?  His immediate response is “Washing Dishes”.  *sigh* Tonight’s dinner made a huuuuuuge mess in the kitchen.  Thank goodness it was delicious. We had Provençal Sauteed Chicken with … Continue reading

Braised Chicken w Capers and Parsley *swoon*

Dinner tonight: Braised Chicken w Capers and Parsley a la Bon Appetit. I served it over Birthday Pasta – that’s what I call Homemade Pasta made in the Thomas Keller style = extra egg yolks.  (He uses milk in his … Continue reading

*sigh* I tried to make Pad Thai.

Two days ago I attempted Pad Thai. I overcooked the noodles, used too much sauce and – in an attempt to appease my non-Bok-Choy-loving husband – I roasted the Bok Choy.  I roasted it because roasting transforms vegetables from mundane … Continue reading