Midweek Ribs

I love creating recipes, but then again, sometimes I don't. After all I am not a restaurant! That established (again) I pull from far and wide in the search for deliciousness…and easy edible weekday dinners. During my daily schlepp earlier this week, the following rib recipe caught my eye in Bon Appetit. I also knewContinue reading “Midweek Ribs”

“Asian” Noodle Bowl!

  Dinner tonight! Let's just say I sometimes know how to get the kids to eat their veggies. By calling the soup “Asian” I had their full attention and palates. I do sometimes wonder though if they think the country of “Asian” includes that entire side of the Pacific rim, minus Japan, the holy grailContinue reading ““Asian” Noodle Bowl!”

Super Simple Supper

It was supposed to be Sunday supper, but we couldn't wait. Hence, lunch! With 20 minutes and a few basic ingredients, you are on your way. Plus this pasta bowl is a no recipe recipe with plenty of mix and match opportunities. Since we went to Tuscany (brag!) this summer, I am obsessed with piciContinue reading “Super Simple Supper”

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Some are born guilty, some achieve guiltiness, and some have guiltiness thrust upon ’em. In my case, the guilt is a casualty of genetics, exacerbated by years of parenting. So when I read the latest stats on food waste, the mantle of responsibility weighed heavy upon me. We toss 40% of our food annually. That’sContinue reading “Sweet Potato Cottage Pie”

Breakfast or Lunch

Salad for breakfast? Yes!!! I wanted to start a trend, but so far only one person is with me.       That’s okay, trends take time. Instead, treat yourself to guacamole for lunch. If you think about it, guacamole is a salad-smushed. Skip the last part and you have a salad that doesn’t makeContinue reading “Breakfast or Lunch”

Smokin’ Hot Chocolate!!

Wow! I wanted to make y’all a treat for signing up for IAmNotARestaurant.com, so I decided to give a friend’s hot chocolate recipe a whirl. Scott Campbell is the Executive Chef at the lovely New Leaf Restaurant & Bar in NYC, next to the Cloisters. Just a few ingredients and it’s a knockout! Scott calls forContinue reading “Smokin’ Hot Chocolate!!”

Welcome to I Am Not A Restaurant…

“I am not a restaurant!” But I play one in my kitchen, and the whole family calls me on it, both individually and occasionally as a group. Not Merlin, just Mom the magical food mill. You don’t like the frittata? Okay, how about pasta fagioli?  Would you like Mommy to peel the skins from theContinue reading “Welcome to I Am Not A Restaurant…”