Quick Meals

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 […]

springtime ramp and garlic soup

springtime ramp and garlic soup

  April showers brings May flowers colds.  Ughh!  I have been hit with the change of season bug.  And let me tell you it is not fun.  The only thing that has sounded good the past week has been a really brothy soup.  But I […]

caprese mac and cheese

caprese mac and cheese

  [dropcap]S[/dropcap]pring is finally here with summer right around the corner.  I love all the good fresh vegetables that start to pop up.  The other day I found a pack of heirloom cherry tomatoes that looked so good.  So I knew I had to put […]

potato and vegetable frittata

potato and vegetable frittata

  [dropcap]L[/dropcap]azy Saturdays at home are my favorite.  Often times our weekends are full and we don’t have time to just relax.  When we are out running errands we usually grab brunch somewhere.  So it’s a treat if we actually get to brunch at home. […]

Fiesta Bowl: Chicken, fajita veggie and quinoa

Fiesta Bowl: Chicken, fajita veggie and quinoa

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week our meals are for the most part healthy.  We have a good rotation of meatless meals, healthy salads with homemade dressings and some carb-free menu items.  As you can tell by reading ANY post of mine, there is usually always an abundance […]

soup sundays: tuscan bean with roasted cauliflower soup

soup sundays: tuscan bean with roasted cauliflower soup

  When my husband goes out of town for work my desire to cook myself dinner becomes essentially non-exisistent.  I lose all my domestic skills instantaneously. It’s ironic that even though I was single for years and cooked myself dinner all the time, but once he leaves […]

drunken pasta: vodka lemon spaghetti

drunken pasta: vodka lemon spaghetti

My husband and I said our “I-dos” in Sorrento, Italy, which is known for not only their lemon groves but their Limoncello.  One of the things I loved about Sorrento is you could wander down the streets and stumble upon lemon groves.  The decor often […]

meatless mondays: ramen with peanut sauce

meatless mondays: ramen with peanut sauce

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]sian cuisine is NOT my specialty in the kitchen.  I will never claim to know the difference between Chinese food, Thai, Vietamese, Korean etc. because I don’t eat a ton of Asian inspired meals.  First of all you know how high maintenance selective I am […]

soup sundays: tomato cauliflower soup

soup sundays: tomato cauliflower soup

When I was single living alone I cooked for myself all the time.  I often made most of my meals on the grill because it was easy to whip up food for one.  Most of the time I probably made dinner 4-5 nights a week […]