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Summer Brunch Menu

Last weekend I hosted a brunch for some lovely ladies.  I’ve actually never done brunch before but wow, it’s much easier than having people over for dinner.  I always enjoy entertaining at dinner time but truth be told, it’s a lot of work.  I had people over the weekend before for an Indian meal and […]

Panko Crusted Salmon and Warm French Lentils

It’s been a long hiatus since I last blogged about food.  To be honest, I haven’t been upright for more than 8 weeks so the thought of cooking and food in general has not been appetizing (very sad for a foodie).  My kids have watched more than their half hour allotment of television and the […]

Christmas Weekend

It was an unusual Christmas for us this year.  We were loaded up and ready to head east to spend time with family when illness hit.  Since this is a food blog, I’ll spare all the details.  So we returned home and unpacked everything that we had spent about 24 hours to pack.  Between sickness […]

Christmas Goodies

Tis the season for making treats.  I know many of you stress over what to make for all the folks in your life but I find this part of the season most enjoyable.  I think all gifts should be consumables.:) I have done something different each year and this year I opted for homemade granola, […]

Birthday Dinner

Today my hubby is thirty-five. That’s old, right?  It seems old.  What is worse is that I’m not that far behind.  <Shudder>  My mom reminded me tonight that in a few years, I’ll be forty.  Thanks, mom. My husband has been asking me to make beef bourguignon for several years now but I have never […]

Meatless Monday

I broke a cardinal rule tonight.  I made a separate meal for my kids.  I always swore I would never be the mom who is a short order cook, trying to make sure my kids will eat something.  Anything.  So far, in the 3 1/2 years of motherhood, my kids have done pretty darn well.  […]

Fathers Day Breakfast

I don’t know what I was thinking making Fathers Day breakfast.  Sunday mornings are chaotic at best.  Between getting kids and adults up, fed, dressed in time to make it to worship by 8:30 a.m., breakfast usually consists of something easy like oatmeal or egg in a basket.  But I knew I wanted to do […]

Summer Entertaining

Ah, summer.  My favorite season.  I long for summer all year long and the season is especially glorious where I live.  You could spend most of the day outside with warm sunshine, no humidity and a cool breeze. Grilling in the summertime is pretty much a given and it is such an easy way to […]

Easter Menu

This is such an appropriate meal for Spring!  I deterred from the usual ham since I only like ham for the first day.  I chose pork tenderloin since it was elegant and well, I already had one in the freezer!  The parsley shallot sauce is verdant and has a nice tang when accompanied with the […]