You call them LEFTOVERS, I call them RECIPE SHORTCUTS.

Sweet Potato and Chicken Shepherd’s Pie + Lentils like Baked Beans Continue reading

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If you scream OH NO! at least twice during dinner prep…

If you scream OH NO! (or words to that affect) at least TWICE during your meal prep than maaaaaaybe you should rethink using that recipe. Dear New York Times Recipes: I SHAKE MY FIST AT YOU. The _second_ time I needed … Continue reading

How I got my 2 year old to eat 3 helpings of fish

I poached it in oil. To be honest, these two will eat fish in almost any format. Fried, baked, grilled – just not tuna salad. *shrugging shoulders*   Last months issue of Bon Appétit had a recipe for an Oil-Poached … Continue reading

Fresh Mint Ice Cream freakin’ ROCKS!

Seriously, David Lebovitz – I salute you. You taught me to temper chocolate, to candy ginger – and now, HUZZAH – to make homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. *swoon* This week the mint surprised us by just showing up, … Continue reading

*WHY* did I think it was a good idea to make Jello??

Yesterday I was on a rampage. I was tearing through the house yelling and cleaning – all at the same time. You ever get like that? Where NOTHING is tidy and EVERYTHING is in. the. wrong. place!!! In the midsts … Continue reading

…So basically, these are just Balls, right?

I’ve been a fan of the Chubby Vegetarian for awhile now, and I’ve been itching to try out this one recipe using homemade “meat” for “meat”balls. When C saw me prepping dinner tonight he said, “Um…whatcha makin?” I couldn’t look him in … Continue reading

We should call these HOT DAMN Split Peas

Why? Um, because they are SO DAMN GOOD. I made up this recipe…kind of a riff on lotsa recipes I’ve heard of in passing. I took a handful of peeled shallots, sautéed them in a splash of Garlic Confit, added … Continue reading

Matza-Chicken Turnovers

  Today for dinner I decided to make some chicken wrapped in matza, dipped in egg and then fried. I served this with sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach (my old standby). In theory, what you’re supposed to do is ‘moisten’ the … Continue reading