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, ...

Classy Lady

Classy Lady
Now that our summer vacation to Romania is over, and the baby is officially no longer a baby (1 he’s 1!!!) I’m thinking about the cooking classes I’m teaching this fall at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.  I must say that teaching people to cook is one of my favorite things to do.  I ...

1 Year and A Recipe for a Happy Baby

1 Year and A Recipe for a Happy Baby
My son is one year old today.  I cannot believe its been a year! I know everyone says it goes fast but seriously they were not kidding, just a year and a couple of days ago he was just a bump:   And then he was this sleepy little guy:     Now he’s a ...

Not Quite Chili But it Feels Like Fall 3

Not Quite Chili But it Feels Like Fall
I’m so excited people, there’s a nip in the air! It might start to finally feel like fall. I can even sit on my deck as I write this and not roast. As soon as the weather started to turn, I had to pull out my Moroccan Sweet Potato Stew recipe.  I know everybody else ...

Big Salad 1

Big Salad
Hey remember Elaine from Seinfeld? Throughout that iconic show she always ordered the “Big Salad.”  I have no idea what her big salad entailed, but this week, filled with jet lag and recovering from vacation over-indulgence; I saw this blog post and then a big salad is all I could think about! Of course I’m ...

Where are the elves?

Where are the elves?
It has been 10 years since I met my husband and started traveling regularly to his home country of Romania. On the (long) plane ride home, I couldn’t help but think about all the changes that have happened in that decade. Changes for us sure, we started out as college students just starting to figure ...

Real Bread: Peasant Potato Bread

Real Bread: Peasant Potato Bread
The past couple of weeks we have been visiting family and friends in Romania.  It has been such a wonderful trip! The baby is a charmer and apparently a good traveler, and I have been able to have tons of food adventures.  Really, we’ve made traditional cheeses, learned recipes in the mountains, had traditional food ...

Dracula is Cheesy… and so am I! 1

Dracula is Cheesy... and so am I!
As I’m out snapping pictures,  hiking, sipping coffee, and generally battling jet lag, I thought I’d perk up your post labor day with a tasty little dish that I learned LAST time I was here.  These pictures are from a great afternoon spent with the family high in the mountains above the Dracula castle! Ha! ...

Travel Light Travel Well

Travel Light Travel Well
Apparently this is the weekend to hit the road, or the skies, or whatever.  The last blast of the summer before we all get down to business in the fall.  So I thought what a great opportunity to share a few of my favorite tricks to travelling without packing on the pounds or coming down ...