Tag: quick

butternut squash sauce

butternut squash sauce

Fall is finally here.  Even though lately in Michigan it doesn’t feel like it.  One of my favorite foods of fall are all the varieties of squash.  Pumpkin, acorn, spaghetti, butternut just to name a few.  The one thing I find though with squash recipes […]

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 […]

greek pasta salad

greek pasta salad

  Summer time is in full force.  And with summer comes summer parties and barbecues.  Recently we had a party to go to and i knew I needed to make a dish.  One of my best friends had been traveling in Greece and was sending […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

undone: deconstructed stuffed bell peppers

undone: deconstructed stuffed bell peppers

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen my husband is out of town for work I don’t know what happens but I rarely get the urge to cook.  It’s odd to me because before I met him I cooked for myself all the time.  I loved being in the kitchen making […]

spaghetti sauce turned soup: 2 meals, one method

spaghetti sauce turned soup: 2 meals, one method

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter being gone for a week from vacation sometimes all you want is a home cooked meal. However, in my case, I had one day for that to happen before I was turning around to jet set again. I was working from home on our […]

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 […]