Fall Break Trip to London

This past October our family took a trip to the United Kingdom.  We thought about making a trip just the two of us for our anniversary but I’m still not quite ready to leave all my kids and travel that far so we decided to take them along!  We were gone for seven days and…

Asian Meatballs

I recently stumbled on a blog that I have enjoyed getting some dinner inspiration from. I love Asian food (must be the Asian heritage 😉 ) and we eat some form of ramen bowls once a week. It’s so easy and filling and packed with flavor. I have made Asian meatballs in the past but…

Chicken Shawarma and Middle Eastern Rice

Last week I made a new recipe that I have never made before. I love Middle Eastern food and this was easy for a weeknight meal, it just required a little bit of prep work. I served the sliced chicken on whole wheat pita bread with diced tomatoes, a quick yogurt sauce and a side…

Sample Menu Plan

Some of you have asked for a sample of my menu plan for a week.  Truthfully, my menu planning isn’t very well organized.  It usually involves looking at my deep freezer at the beginning of the week to see what I have on hand and keeping my fridge well stocked with fresh vegetables and fruit…

Nantucket Anniversary Trip

“Nantucket!  Take out your map and look at it.  See what a corner of the world it occupies; how it stands there, away off shore, more lonely than the Eddystone lighthouse.  Look at it – a mere hillock, and elbow of sand; all beach, without a background.”  Herman Melville’s Moby Dick We recently returned from…

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Who said turkey is just for Thanksgiving?  Soon after the holidays, I found turkey breast on sale at my local grocery store.  I remember serving turkey breast years ago (pre-kid days) for company and I had forgotten just how easy it was!  I find turkey breast to be more manageable than the whole bird and…

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Last fall I purchased the Instant Pot after hearing about it from a friend. Apparently, it is all the rage with Indian professional women who want to prepare Indian food for their families after a full day of work (who knew?).  My mom made Indian meals almost nightly after a full work day when I…

Provencal Beef Stew

I first saw this recipe on a blog I follow but it is adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.  I really loved that it was served over egg noodles (I love egg noodles!) and it sounded so homey and comforting during the long winter months.  I tried this recipe out on my kids (my usual unsuspecting…

Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken

So I got myself this cookbook for my birthday recently and thought I’d cook through it over Christmas break.  It ended up being a busy time so I didn’t get too far into it but I did have a chance to try this recipe.  We eat a lot of whole chickens in our home.  It tends…

Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef

I needed a cut of meat with tremendous wow factor for my hubby’s 40th (!!) birthday back in October.  (How we are close to our fourth decade still astounds me but that is another story)  I decided to try Ina’s slow-roasted filet of beef since it fed a crowd (we had 16 people attend the…