I wanna join a CSF (like a CSA but for FISH!)

The twins love salmon. I mean, like, order them each an adult sized portion of fish for dinner because they’ll eat it all. I try to incorporate fish into the weekly menu at least once, hopefully twice. I like buying … Continue reading

I forgot to defrost the chicken…*sigh*

I had a Sunday School teacher who once described my style as ‘Cooking by the seat of my pants.’ By this she meant that I kinda make things up as I go along. A pinch of this, a dash of … Continue reading

Mission Gnocchi: ACCOMPLISHED!

I Diiiiiiiiiiid IT! WoooooHooooooo! Me + Smitten Kitchen = GNOCCHI!!! I’ve tried making gnocchi like, what, a dozen times? Seriously. No joke. I’d nearly given up. But ooooooh no. Smitten Kitchen had to go and re-ignite my desire, nay my NEED, … Continue reading

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Mario Batali’s recipe was not what I wanted it to be

Tonight we had Mario Batali’s Fettuccine with Lemon, Hot Peppers and Pecorino Romano… but with Linguine and Locatelli. And no. Those do not count as substitutions. Because I said so. I heard this meal being described on a podcast of … 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

*cough cough*

I’m coughing my brains out.  I told C this morning that maybe I can count this as exercise?  I’m feelin’ the Abs of STEEEEEEEL! *cough cough* I went grocery shopping today, so for dinner tonight I wanted to use up … Continue reading

A Guggle Muggle and Dinner

I’ve still got a cold.  Last night I coughed myself awake – probably the whole neighborhood too.  *sigh*  I was talking with my mom this morning and she suggested I try my paternal Grandmother’s Cure-All for colds.  It’s called a … Continue reading

I like to call it ‘Pasta Bake’ – aka using up leftovers

I decided to make a Pasta Bake.  That’s what *I* call Leftover Casserole.  You take all the odds and ends in the fridge, mix them together with half a dozen eggs, top with cheese and bake away. In today’s Pasta … Continue reading

A Thank You Gift, Garlic Confit, and some Lunch

I needed to make a thank you gift today.  I didn’t feel like baking. CHOCOLATE DIPPED MARSHMALLOWS TO THE RESCUE!!! These are super-duper easy and pretty fast, if you use the microwave and have everything already on hand.  I grabbed … Continue reading