“A plain American pie is a work of art. Every time you make one it is a challenge and when it turns out right you have accomplished something major of which you and your family and friends should be extremely proud.” Maida Heatter – “Maida Heatter’s Book of Great American Desserts”
Archives for June 2010
Just love that pork crackling. I confess to creating that hole in the crackling on the left side of the roast. Thanks for that tasty roast, Mom!
Nobody in this house is a big fan of leftovers. But when there’s an abundance of leftover grilled sausage, it’s too good to ignore. So with a little inspiration from my sister-in-law I converted the leftovers into a jambalaya type of rice dish, but with Italian, rather than creole seasonings. I fried up green pepper,… Read More
Nothing like leftovers to create the need for a new recipe. Finding myself with a tub of mascarpone cheese leftcover from the bruschetta earlier in the week, I searched for a pasta recipe to use it up. I found this delicious, silky, comfort dish on Jamie Oliver’s website. I could probably eat this every day.… Read More
Pity my poor family. Some families complain because they have to eat chicken every night for dinner – at least if you listen to women’s magazines. My family had to eat bruschetta for dinner two nights in a row this week. I was working on a piece about different bruschetta for party appetizers for my… Read More
I haven’t been nearly as diligent about preparing bento box lunches for the girls as I intended. I haven’t figured out a way to do them in five minutes or less, which is generally the amount of energy I have left after dinner. But today Annie was going to graduate from Middle School and she… Read More
“And hey, finicky children are much more likely to try a new vegetable if they’ve taken part in growing it. The wonder of planting a seedling, watching it grow, and harvesting it to eat is inexplicable. I can’t think of a better way to show a child the value of fresh food from the table.”… Read More
We’ve discovered that one of the best restaurants on Chincoteague is this small Vietnamese restaurant called Saigon Village. We went for dinner there on Saturday and all of us enjoyed our choices. Funny though, I’m the only one who ordered a tofu dish. Why oh why is tofu so misunderstood?
We sneaked away to Chincoteague over the weekend. School isn’t over yet, but it sure felt like summer vacation. Too bad Annie had her French final today. At least she got to enjoy her favorite sandwich from our favorite sandwich shop down there, Sea Star. It’s baby shrimp with lemon and dill on a croissant.… Read More
Sometimes I should trust my instincts. Last night’s dinner was nearly perfect but there was too much crushed red pepper. I was following a recipe in another cookbook that I was testing for a review, and I followed the instructions exactly. Pasta, broccoli, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, all good. Two teaspoons crushed red chile?… Read More