Summer Meal Planning I

A few weeks ago I gleefully announced spring’s arrival.  Mother Nature had other plans.  After being excited about weather above 50 degrees, MN was really hoping that Central Maryland would build an ark because it nearly rained for 40 days and 40 nights.  And just as the rain stopped, spring is coming to an end and it’s […]

By |May 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Baked Chicken Tenders

Here is a comical tale of food blogging.  LT eats nothing.  Literally.  He is on what many affectionally call the “white diet.”  White bread, white rice, French fries, pizza, spaghetti with pasta sauce (miraculously), cereal, yogurt, chips, goldfish, and chicken tenders.  Notice there are no fruits and vegetables on his I-will-eat-these-items-only list.  You can imagine what […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Mint Julep

Alright, here is a little something you may not know about me.  I like sports. It’s not anything spectacular because lots of people like sports.  I am an avid Ravens fan.  I enjoy watching the Wizards, Terps, Capitals (C-A-P-S! Caps! Caps! Caps!) I’m not much of a baseball fan, but the beer is always better […]

By |May 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mint Julep

Jalapeno Lime Steak Marinade

I feel I put a hex on us with my Oprah sized excitement over the arrival of spring.  And while spring is in full swing, so too are the raw April showers, and so I haven’t grilled in the last few days, but wanted to share this spicy guy in case you are looking for […]

By |May 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jalapeno Lime Steak Marinade

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Up until about a month ago, we had a pretty hefty issue with water in our backyard.  And by hefty, I mean our yard was a swamp.  And by swamp, I mean L&L couldn’t play in our backyard without rain boots on ever.  Thankfully, last month, we finally had a landscaper drop French drains, rework […]

By |April 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Kitchen Staple: Balsamic Reduction

Every once in while, the gods smile down on me and I stump Chef with a cooking question.  A few days ago, this is how it went down.

Me, “What is the difference between a syrup and a glaze?”
Chef, “Well, a glaze is a reduction.  I guess technically, a syrup is a reduction too.”
Me, “Hmmm.”

I thought, […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kitchen Staple: Balsamic Reduction

Fire Roasted Corn Salsa

It’s official.  Yes, I am calling it.  SPRING HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!  (And I double checked with Justin Berk, and it seems that is his assessment too.)

The last three days have been glorious, and if you hadn’t fired up your grill yet this year, I am betting many people finally did.  I came to the conclusion […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Spinach Stuffed Peppers

One of my favorite meals is Spinach Pie – similar to Spanakopita, but I prepare it like a quiche.  The problem is that Chef is not a super fan of quiche, and I haven’t mastered the art of quiche for one.  Needless to say, it’s one of my favorite flavor combinations, so a few years […]

By |April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spinach Stuffed Peppers

Movie Night Popcorn Bar

I love movies.  In my life before little people, it was one of my favorite things to do, and I would go on a weekly basis. In truth, it still is, but I don’t go as often as I want (I think I am averaging an one adult movie a year for the last seven […]

By |April 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Just For The Halibut

(I am not going to lie, I just wanted to use that title.)

As I was preparing this dish the other evening for dinner, I was thinking about how much I enjoy eating fish, but I rarely plan to make it.  I came up with two and a half reasons.  One, oh, that’s right, my kids […]

By |April 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Just For The Halibut