Quick Meals

Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village salads hands down are one of my favorite things about Greece.  We have gone to Greece twice and both times we ate village salads every day.  They are so simple yet so delicious.  A Village salad is nothing more than tomatoes, bell peppers, red […]

(Gourmet) BLTs and Tater Tots Recipe

(Gourmet) BLTs and Tater Tots Recipe

While I am a picky meat eater I love a good gourmet BLT.  When I think about pairings of meals BLTs and tater tots are a perfect combo.  Especially if the tater tots are crispy.  There is a place in Detroit that has the best […]

Soup Sundays: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Soup Sundays: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I LOVE a good broccoli cheddar soup!  Panera has one of my favorite versions.  When I was little my grandpa used to make cream of broccoli with chicken soup that was also good.  But it was a little runny and made with full fat milk […]

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

Fresh summer tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with.  When we have visited Europe you see most menus cater to what is in season.  You don’t see artichokes in October or root vegetables in the spring.  In the US we definitely are […]

herb lemon pasta with breadcrumbs

herb lemon pasta with breadcrumbs

Spring is here.  Kind of.  It’s supposed to snow tonight so you never really know in Michigan.  But we have had a few warmer days lately which gets me excited.  I love seeing the food switch over in the grocery store when the season changes. […]

springtime lemony asparagus pasta

springtime lemony asparagus pasta

Cooking dinner these days has been a little different than in the past.  Long gone are the days of trying to spend hours in the kitchen prepping dinner.  Baby girl makes that a little difficult when she is still in unpredictable with her feedings.  By […]

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

  I am now at the end of my pregnancy (I HOPE!!!!) so spending hours in the kitchen sounds less appealing to me.  I get tired so easily just standing these days that I don’t want to be slumped over my kitchen counters chopping and […]

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

It is FREEZING out.  As in the air hurts your face cold.  While we were home for Christmas it was so cold I didn’t even want to leave the house.  Then we came back to Detroit and it wasn’t any better.  Even though I feel […]

crusted, stuffed and grilled french toast

crusted, stuffed and grilled french toast

  [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ately I haven’t been jam packing our weekends with tons of activities.  That means there is more time to make brunch at home.  While going out to brunch is great, sometimes I just want to take the time and cook in my own kitchen […]

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

  We just got back from almost two weeks abroad.  We went to northern Italy and ended in Paris.  Out of the entire trip there were two meals, TWO, that were just “ok”.  Both countries LOVE their carbs.  Breakfasts there aren’t like here so getting […]