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Know what sucks? Yesterday the babies decided they were done with two naps. *sigh* I mean, I knew it was gonna happen at some point… but so SOON?? I was really starting to get the hang of the two-naps/day deal. Now … Continue reading

Sweet Chili Sauce makes everything taste BETTER!

I made Veggie Potstickers for dinner tonight alongside Green Beans roasted in Garlic Confit with Lemon. Woo Hoo! Oh – and I made up a sweet chili sauce to serve over everything. Sweet chili sauce seriously makes everything taste better. C … Continue reading

The cabbage rolls kinda sucked

It’s funny how someone’s off-handed comments can change the trajectory of your day. In this last Smitten Kitchen email she mentioned something about mushroom filled cabbage rolls in a Greek Avgolemono sauce (it’s an egg-lemon juice concoction). Anyway, Ms. Perelman … Continue reading

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I think I gained 5 pounds this week…

I was away at a conference this week. I was busy busy busy and I ate more than my usual. I *tried* to be mindful of my eating and I made sure I exercised every single day…but still. I ate. … Continue reading

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

It SHOULD be called ‘Watch Your Thighs Expand Casserole’

For dinner last night I made Ritz Cracker Fish, Green Rice Casserole and Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread. The thigh-expansion was courtesy of the Green Rice Casserole = Cheese + Rice + Spinach. The fish recipe I got offline, the … Continue reading

I was *supposed* to eat salad today

Yeaaaaaah. I was *supposed* to eat salad today in preparation of the ALL-DAY-EATING-FEST that tomorrow will end up being. Instead? I learned how to make my own Bailey’s. Yup. Believe me: it sooooooooo rocks. Seriously seriously rocks. And you should … 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

What the heck is Pilaf anyway?

According to Google, a Pilaf is: A Middle Eastern or Indian dish of rice or wheat, with vegetables and spices, typically having added meat or fish.  Dictionary.comsaid its: a Middle Eastern dish consisting of sautéed, seasoned rice steamed in bouillon, sometimes with poultry, meat or shellfish.Well, that’s not what I made for lunch yesterday, regardless of … 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