Ah….Thai Peanut Sauce!

Ah….Thai Peanut Sauce!

Do you want to know what is stupid good?  (I don’t care for the term stupid – it’s actually prohibited in our home but I am quoting one of my students here). Thai Peanut Sauce. Ah, Thai Peanut Sauce.  Not only it is irresistible and totally worthy of eating right out...

Side in a Snap

Side in a Snap

It was discussed, but we never quite committed to attend the after school BBQ at my daughter’s elementary school as we have two kids; one in middle and one in elementary.  Commitments can be challenging sometimes.  When my husband is around, we divide and conquer. ...

Waffles or Pancakes

Waffles or Pancakes

I don’t remember having flap jacks or waffles growing up, they just weren’t mom’s thing. Eggs were our go to breakfast routine. Dad recalls growing up with crushed pineapple waffles that my great grandpa ate by the stack and struggled to share. I am sure you will see...

Simply Asparagus

Simply Asparagus

During this morning’s hike there was no doubt that spring was in the air.  The air was crisp, the sun was bold and there was trace evidence of warmth among the dirt and rocks.  After the hike, I ran into the market to grab a few items and what do I see front and...

Favorite “Oldies but Goodies”

We all have routines in the kitchen which tend to include the “go to” meals that can be considered last resort, quick, or so familiar that it takes no mental energy to throw together.  In our house I would have to say that pasta and burritos fall into that...

2015 Christmas Feast

2015 Christmas Menu Avocado Crème Filled Eggs with Pomegranate Arils Gravlax on Rye Toasts with a Mustard Dill Cream Winter Pomegranate Salad with Fig Vinaigrette Bulgur Wheat Salad with Fresh Herbs, Lemon and Pomegranate Seeds Whole Roasted Prime Rib Brandy Au Jus...

Gravlax

2.5 lbs salmon, fillets bones removed skin on 2 oz coarse kosher salt 2 oz granulated sugar 1 Tbsp fresh crushed Tellicherry peppercorns 1 tsp fresh crushed coriander seeds Fresh dill, chopped Combine salt, sugar, pepper and coriander seeds. Press the spice blend into...

Quick Roasted Beets

Quick Roasted Beets

Preheat oven to 375. Peel, and slice beets 1/4 inch thick. Toss with extra virgin olive oil, coarse kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper (I prefer Tellicherry Peppercorns). Roast beets for 30 minutes on a rimmed baking sheet. Yum. LET'S GET COOKING!...

My Garden Fresh Tomato Favorites

My Garden Fresh Tomato Favorites

We wait all year long for fresh ripened tomatoes as they taste unlike any you purchase at the store. Why is that? Well I am sure there are lots of reasons but the store bought tomatoes simply just don’t compare. So now that garden fresh tomatoes have arrived, what do...

My Family’s 3 Favorite Food Groups

My Family’s 3 Favorite Food Groups

Every now and then we must indulge, enjoy and savor what life has to offer. Enjoying each bite of life truly helps me appreciate what I have and what more there is to come! This cake is not the norm at our house but sometimes we just really need to celebrate life....

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