It’s all Joe’s fault. This week I’ve realized that unless my meals are chock full of strong flavors, nobody at my dinner table likes it but me. I can appreciate subtle, mild flavors – I’m not talking boring and bland. For example, last night I prepared Lemony Pasta with Goat Cheese that had fresh parsley,… Read More
Archives for November 2012
Doesn’t this dinner look inviting? You see succulent shrimp topped with lots of fresh green things. My yummy meter was humming when I was ready to serve this, especially with all of the fragrant aromas in the kitchen. But, it was an odd recipe beneath the surface – Spicy Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry,… Read More
You do realize that this was just part of our dinner? What’s not showing? The antipasto course that can stand alone as a meal. The pasta course – ditto. And the multiple desserts, of course. Can we rewind the tape please?
I’m sure you were just waiting to hear about all of the yummy things we ate on Thanksgiving, but that will have to wait. Instead I’d like to brag about how time has proven what a smart mom I am. I taught my kids to cook and bake when they were younger and had the… Read More
Stuffing all ready for the big day to add to our stuffing ourselves. Stuffing – whether a verb or noun, it’s a funny word, isn’t it?
I’m sure most of my food obsessive readers are too busy today preparing for Thanksgiving to read a lengthy post. Whether you’re hosting the holiday or just bringing along a few dishes to help out, the sounds of cutting boards groaning under the merciless attack of chef’s knives across the land is reaching me loud… Read More
I was running short on ideas for my weekly pizza recipe. It’s tough to invent new combinations every week. So I turned to Joe and asked him what kind of pizza he would like me to make. He came up with Buffalo wing pizza, which is a recipe made by a local pizzeria. I had… Read More
“Mom, can you make French onion soup?” asked Louisa last week. “I’d be happy to,” was my reply. I had made it many years ago, and I knew that it didn’t require much more work than slicing up lots of onions, which could easily be done with my handy dandy food processor. I used a… Read More
Ah, the things you learn about your friends the more you know them. There are some pretty hard drinking moms lurking at every soccer field, if given half a chance to show their true colors. Tequila gimlet, kind of like a margarita without all of that nasty sugar.
We’ve been on the road recently, dipping our toes into the beginning of college shopping for Annie. Aaack! I don’t want to go there any more than she wants to go. We’ve dragged Louisa along for the ride because this is a family activity and she’s part of the family. Ah, family activities used to… Read More