Throw away the Cauliflower

For dinner tonight we had Saffron Cauliflower with Parsley and Pasta and the MOST.AMAZING.MEATBALLS. Seriously amazing. My sister the chef would call these AMAZEBALLS. That amuses me. The cauliflower was steamed then tossed with the caramelized onions and saffron, then … Continue reading

I *WISH* I’d eaten leftovers

Dinner tonight sucked. I was feeling stressed…so of course I decided to make something complicated like Pad Thai. I’ve made this a few times before, but I was obviously distracted…so I burnt the shallots and the noodles were, well, in a word, … Continue reading

I don’t think there’s ANY way to make this look appetizing…

I make a version of tuna salad that E really likes. It’s one of her favorite meals that I make – and one that she requests ALL.THE.TIME. We’re big fans of using food coloring in this house. Rainbow pasta, dyed … Continue reading

What’s the name of that round purple girl from Willy Wonka?

In honor of my two sisters coming into to town, I made Beef Stew with Leeks and Vermouth. It’s a 2-day process that involves big words like ‘deglazing liquid’. It’s pretty awesome. Sure it takes a long time. Sure it … Continue reading

Try not to discuss your Muffin Topping at dinner

I’ve been muffin-topping lately. NOT HAPPY. What’m I doing about it? Upping my gym-time. Stocking up on veggies and salads. Attempting to eat less. *sigh*…same as everyone else on the planet.   Today I decided to have 2 über veggie … Continue reading

Try not to drop the jar of Garlic…like I did.

I’ve been meaning to write up, like, a billion blogs over the last few days. Each and everytime I make some FABULOUS meal though, I have been caught up in the moment and *totally* space taking photos. And puh-lease. How … Continue reading

Note to self: BUY HOISIN SAUCE

Pinch of Yum had a recipe for a healthier version of General Tso’s Chicken (my all-time favorite chinese take-out dish) that it got outta the new America’s Test Kitchen cookbook Comfort Food Makeovers. I thought I had everything on hand to … Continue reading

Fish Tacos – a la Jamie Shupak!

..and OF COURSE I forgot to take pictures of the fish. AGAIN. *sigh* Apologies. I gotta tell you though, Jamie’s fish taco recipe was a STELLAR one. And I only made ONE SINGLE substitution (I swapped out the Agave for … Continue reading

Cedar Plank Salmon ROCKS!

And of course I forgot to take photos of it. Apologies. My in-laws came over to play with babies today (and allow me time to play with my new chocolate temperer doohickey) and they brought over cedar planks and a … Continue reading

Fake Sour Cream made my daughter cry

*sigh* Tonight I made a Frittata. I think everyone makes some version of Leftover Surprise. Some people mix leftovers into bread dough and bake it. Some mix all their fridge findings into mashed potatoes. Others turn their bits and pieces into a … Continue reading