Quick & Easy

NOM-NOM-licious Chicken and Gravy

NOM-NOM-licious Chicken and Gravy

AN HOUR AND A HALF commute home from work left me cranky and hungry.  I slammed my stuff down on the kitchen table and headed to the fridge, yanked the door open and searched for something quick to make for dinner.  I found a whole […]

So Eat It, Just Eat it (Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin, Turmeric and Lemon)

So Eat It, Just Eat it (Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin, Turmeric and Lemon)

When I was a kid there was a definite hit list of vegetables we absolutely hated.  My brother and I had all sorts of tricks to avoid eating them.  We would stuff our mouths full of peas, run to the bathroom and spit them out. […]

Good Morning Mr. Phoods (Cilantro Chutney Chicken Curry)

Good Morning Mr. Phoods (Cilantro Chutney Chicken Curry)

Good morning Mr. Phoods: The dish you are about to take-on requires that you answer the following questions.  Your answers will determine whether you should proceed with this post or not. Do you like cilantro? What does cilantro taste like to you? If you answered […]

Soured by Cookies, Saved by Lemon Cake

Soured by Cookies, Saved by Lemon Cake

I tried a couple of new cookie recipes recently and as the saying goes, you win some you lose some.  The first recipe Malted Milk Chocolate Cookies came from a book I received to review, Holiday Cookies.  Decidedly MEH.  The malt flavor was barely discernible […]

emBOSSed Grahams

emBOSSed Grahams

I love graham crackers and recently shared the recipe to make homemade grammies .  Easy and infinitely better than the blue box of cookies that shall not be named.  Well, I got my embossed rolling pin. Check out my fancy schmancy graham crackers.  Takes these […]

TGI Friday: Dinner and A Movie (Picadillo)

TGI Friday: Dinner and A Movie (Picadillo)

Do you remember TBS’s Dinner and A Movie Night on Friday nights?  During each commercial break hosts Paul and Janet and their resident chef would prep and cook a dish that thematically went along with the movie being aired (prime example-Russell’s Mussels for the movie […]

Strawberry Squared (Strawberry Bread)

Strawberry Squared (Strawberry Bread)

The problem with going to the Farmer’s Markets is I end up with way more than we will be able to finish.  As I walk through the market everything looks so delicious and smells so good. The aroma of sun ripened fruit is intoxicating, the […]

Just Another Meatless Monday… Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

Just Another Meatless Monday… Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

In our effort to eat healthier we have cut back on animal proteins and upped our veggie game.  Don’t get me wrong, we still enjoy a good steak for special occasions and I am not giving up those slices of succulent pork belly in my bowl […]

Weekend Warrior-Weekend Baker (Toasted Almond Cookies)

Weekend Warrior-Weekend Baker (Toasted Almond Cookies)

My New Year’s resolution every year is to make a concerted effort to try recipes out of the gazillions of cookbooks I own.  I generally cook or bake from only a handful of books I have, my go-tos.  One of my favorite blogs, Ipso Fatto, also collects cookbooks the […]