Quick Meals

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

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y 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

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen 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 […]

“chinese palace” soup – quick chicken and rice soup

“chinese palace” soup – quick chicken and rice soup

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen my sister and I were little a common meal at our house was soup.  There was a restaurant growing up called the Chinese Palace.  We would go sometimes with our mom and dad for the buffet but they had this soup that was so […]

summer salads – travel inspired greek salad with lemony grilled chicken

summer salads – travel inspired greek salad with lemony grilled chicken

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen people ask me where my favorite vacation was hands down it was Greece.  My best friend is first generation American and his family is from little villages in Greece.  He often goes back, so often that my friends usually tag along on his trips. […]

quick italian – 30 minute farro-veggie meal

quick italian – 30 minute farro-veggie meal

[dropcap]Q[/dropcap]uick dinners are hard to come by in our household, especially if my husband is in charge of cooking dinner. Even a basic salad takes him a bit of time to make. Which is COMPLETELY ok because A. I have a man who cooks and […]

soup sundays: lemony lentil soup

soup sundays: lemony lentil soup

[dropcap]I [/dropcap]think I have stated I could eat soup any time.  It can be the dead of summer and 90 degrees out and I could have a bowl of soup.  My dad used to make my sister and I soup all the time when we […]

simple yet gourmet – BLTs

simple yet gourmet – BLTs

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here is a running joke in my house about the time we eat dinner.  If we are eating before 9:30 that is a GOOD night.  We often entertain at our house.  My husband and I both love to cook so we often have friends over […]

lemon everything kind of night: grilled scallops with grilled veggies and rice

lemon everything kind of night: grilled scallops with grilled veggies and rice

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]love having extra time off of work and long weekends.  Who doesn’t?  The one thing I don’t love about being on vacation for an extended period of time or being out all weekend is I honestly get sick of eating out.  Or get sick of […]