Butternut Squash, Sage and Pecorino Risotto 2

Butternut Squash, Sage  and Pecorino Risotto
Risotto has a rap of being difficult to do.  I’m not sure how many people have told me that they think Risotto is difficult, mainly apparently because certain TV chefs yell and screa m on their shows about them.  I have no idea why.  There is a bit of stirring involved but it’s really not constant. ...

Falafel

Falafel
This is one of those recipes I’ve been meaning to write for a long time.  I make it over and over, with many tiny flavor variations.  I serve the falafel with pita, or salad, pickled red onions, with rice or tomatoes.  I tell my children they are like crispy meatballs, but there is no meat ...

Fill Your Freezer February 1

Fill Your Freezer February
Countdown to a new baby is on! Only a few more weeks until we meet our new little guy, and I am of course so excited I can hardly think of anything else! I’m taking these last few weeks to clean my house, spend some special time with my firstborn in is last days as ...

Rainbow Carrot Ribbon Pasta with Walnuts

Rainbow Carrot Ribbon Pasta with Walnuts
Recently we had guests over for dinner.  I made saltimbocca with a side of carrots sauteed in garlic and thyme butter.  It was pretty delicious if I do say so myself.  Our gracious guests asked many questions about how the meal was made, including the carrots.  One guest in particular kept asking me about the ...

Grill Roasted Lobster, Scallops, and Shrimp with Potatoes and Beer

Grill Roasted Lobster, Scallops, and Shrimp with Potatoes and Beer
It’s almost independence day, the unofficial middle of summer (at least from a school perspective) and the really the only day of the year you can justify blowing things up.  A lot of people go to big firework shows, like we did for Memorial Day this year, but my favorite plan is to bypass a major ...

Chili with Chocolate 2

Chili with Chocolate
This week is the week of Halloween, otherwise known as the national salute to candy so…. I think I have chocolate on the brain.  I’m obviously trying to find another place to work in some chocolate, I’ll blame it on the super healthy antioxidents….and that I just love chocolate! Whatever the reason happily it added ...

Butternut Squash, Sage & Bacon Skillet Pasta and a Trip to Mayo 1

Butternut Squash, Sage & Bacon Skillet Pasta and a Trip to Mayo
Last week was my very first overnight trip away from the baby (How long can I call him “the baby” anyway?) I have to admit I was pretty nervous about it!  Would he be super upset? Would I? Of course 3 nights of uninterrupted sleep didn’t sound too terrible either! I spent four days away ...

Roasted Spatchcock Chicken and Potatoes

Roasted Spatchcock Chicken and Potatoes
Lately I have posted a ton of chicken recipes.  Why not? Americans eat about  80 lbs of chicken a year.  I’m pretty picky about my chicken, we try to buy from local farmers so we know how they are raising the chickens, but when we can’t do that we try to buy organic, as close to ...

Settle in for Chicken Pot Pie 3

Settle in for Chicken Pot Pie
This recipe is a winner, I’ve been making it for years and it always hits home.  Now that the weather is cooling off, it’s time to pull it out again.  Seriously, great dinner on a weeknight, great for company, makes you feel warm and fuzzy like mom’s been cooking, pot pie has it all.  Feel free to ...

Creamy Chicken and Rice 2

Creamy Chicken and Rice
My husband and son share a funny trait.  They’re super fun to cook for.  When you make something they like both of them will let you know, mmmm, yum, oh this is really good (ok the words are only on my husband’s part the baby sticks to the noises).  But it’s not just a little, ...