I haven’t made a Friday night pizza in a few weeks. It was becoming simply too predictable so I changed things up. But this week I decided to use the remaining batch of dough I had saved in the freezer. I also had leftover, uncooked broccoli in the refrigerator, and so my mind began to… Read More
Archives for April 2012
Call it maturity, age, or resignation, but I’ve decided that I can’t always fight the battle of family dinner. Not every night, anyway, because it’s become kind of impossible. I’m running out to do something late afternoon, but Louisa really needs to eat before I get back so that she can run out to do… Read More
“If ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.” – James Beard, in the “New York Times” January 24, 1985
The princess did not miss the peas in this soup – and she did complain.
“Louisa, look at the clock,” I ordered while beginning dinner preparations. “I’m going to get this 30 minute Rachael Ray recipe done – in 30 minutes!” Nothing would get in my way, I had left myself just enough time to complete the 30-minute recipe in time to eat it and then head out for our… Read More
If you’ve grown tired of cheese posts, you may as well stop right here. Because while I may ask your forgiveness, I’m not going to apologize for this small cheese bender I’ve been on lately. I see cheese, it looks interesting, I buy it. Simple as that. Last week I went in search of cheese,… Read More
At the beginning of spring break, Annie asked if she could make our dinner on one of the nights. I rarely (meaning never!) turn down a request like this from the girls. Well, maybe I would discourage it if the kitchen had just been cleaned and was still at the sparkly, shiny stage. But since… Read More
Mom made this as one of our Easter dinner desserts. It was the best EVER!
“Baking bread or eating it – which is more satisfying? I can never quite decide. Doing both is an overload of pleasure and, when you have got the knack, the possibilities are endless.” – Angel Adoree, “The Vintage Tea Party Book”
I was thinking about making grilled baby lamb chops on Easter because lamb is very Easter-y and I love grilled chops. I also considered digging out a delicious veal roast recipe that I had made a long time ago. But Louisa wouldn’t permit either option because, according to my otherwise meat-loving daughter, we can’t eat… Read More