A New Twist On A Breakfast Basic

Your breakfast is killing you…white flour, processed cereals, over sweetened yoghurts (read the label!), the guilty pleasure muffin, pancakes! Sadly these and your daily bagel are nutritional treats (threats?!) rather than mainstays. And believe you me, no one likes a well crafted muffin more than I. Muffin making is not just a hobby for me,Continue reading “A New Twist On A Breakfast Basic”

Bold Flavors, Soft Tacos

It always pays to have a plan. My goal? Make sure the kids eat vegetables intentionally or not, and bribe my son's friend who is staying with us through food. So I set my plan in motion weeks ago asking for a list of his faves. I got back a string of ingredients and aContinue reading “Bold Flavors, Soft Tacos”

Brownie “Homework”

It's still winter…excuse number one. Contractors have finally started to bandaid the damage from my girl Sandy (as in hurricane) and the dog has been vocally enjoying their company. That, combined with whatever they're doing on the roof- Excuse number two. As for number three…ladies, need I be specific?! And that's why today is brownieContinue reading “Brownie “Homework””

It’s A Wrap Chicken

I wanted to make my guy a romantic dinner for two. Turns out it was more like twelve, what with the pile of kids in the basement for movie night (thank you Trader Joe's frozen pizza!), but we try. Anyway I've been thinking about making this chicken for a bit. I can't exactly tell youContinue reading “It’s A Wrap Chicken”

Chicken Kabobs

About a million years ago, when I was a whole different person who cooked a lot less but loved to eat, I met my best friend in Turkey. Back then we specialized in confounding parents and traveling as far away as possible. I can't remember why we even picked Turkey except neither of us hadContinue reading “Chicken Kabobs”

Kale Caesar-ish

Love love love Caesar salad! It's something about the tart and the rich and the salty goodness. I make a version in my mini food processor, mostly to disguise the anchovy so I don't get feedback. I apologize for the ballpark recipe. I've never measured this one (Caesar recipes are so personal!). Plus I'm lazy.Continue reading “Kale Caesar-ish”

Next Day Sauce

I am a sucker for pasta shapes. There, I've said it. This weekend my guy and I played tourist, strolling through New York's Eataly among other places. Actually, the day couldn't have gone better. Street parking during the winter in New York is a gift and plays to my frugal nature. Jam was the originalContinue reading “Next Day Sauce”

Quick Sauce and Even Quicker

I have no Nonna but I do have an Italian food loving mom, so Sunday often as not saw sauce cooking away on the stove. Some was destined for dinner, the rest for the freezer. And you can plan ahead like that too. I like to call freezer ready foods money in the bank. TheContinue reading “Quick Sauce and Even Quicker”

Deli Turkey Makeover

Seriously most lunch meat from the grocery seems so unappealing. How do they get that turkey breast so large? What else is in there? Why do you feel a Sahara inspired thirst after having a sandwich? For years I've catered to my little guy's desire for the ordinary sandwich with nitrate nitrite gluten free organicContinue reading “Deli Turkey Makeover”

Fork or Spoon Guisada

Despite my best intentions and a blizzard, I never did break out the Ninja this weekend. This after I forged my way to the market like a dedicated postal worker through rain, sleet, snow and manic Jersey drivers to buy the beef and green pepper needed for Slow Cooker Carne Guisada. But alas on SundayContinue reading “Fork or Spoon Guisada”