Stupid Easy

Cuckoo for Coconuts (Coconut Sticks by Alice Medrich)

Cuckoo for Coconuts (Coconut Sticks by Alice Medrich)

The photo below was taken by yours truly at Black Sand Beach on the Big Island.  When I saw the sign on the tree, one of my favorite cookies just popped into my head, Alice Medrich’s Coconut Sticks.  Hmmm….I wonder why?  I love her coconut […]

Beyond Stupid Easy, Quick Strawberry Jam

Beyond Stupid Easy, Quick Strawberry Jam

I still haven’t made that transition to feeding two instead of five.  This is no more evident than when I go to the farmer’s market.  Going to my favorite vendor I linger over baskets of beautiful, ripe strawberries.   I pop one in my mouth, […]

A Fable of Sablefish (Miso Black Cod)

A Fable of Sablefish (Miso Black Cod)

Surprised? Forehead slap in disbelief that this is not another sugar filled dessert recipe?  I know, me too!  But this dish is so yummy and so simple I just had to pass it along. Lately I have been going to Whole Foods to shop for […]

Artie Chews, Artie Swallows, Artichokes (Artichoke Parmesan Dip)

Artie Chews, Artie Swallows, Artichokes (Artichoke Parmesan Dip)

  Continuing with our summer fun, happy hour, and stupid easy theme.  This is my GO TO dip.  I usually have all the ingredients at hand, it comes together in minutes and someone will invariably ask me for the recipe. That’s a triple play in my […]

Happy Hour Happy Food

Happy Hour Happy Food

Jamie loves happy hour.  What’s not to like?  An array of low maintenance deliciousness and refreshing drinks like sangria or cocktails.  We like loading up our bread boards with cherries, fresh sweet melon, naan topped with fruit, brie and arugula (yum) and of course a variety of […]

What the Heck is Posset?

What the Heck is Posset?

This recipe is STUPID. EASY.  Recipes on my blog are generally straight forward and simple, tailor made for a busy family, but this one?  Well, this one is the poster child for stupid easy. But it is delicious, the perfect summer dessert.   I found it on the blog NoRecipes […]

Crazy Stupid Lemon Love

Crazy Stupid Lemon Love

STOP whatever you are doing right now.  Go to your pantry, take out the box of Ritz Crackers, sugar and that can of sweetened condensed milk from last year’s holiday dessert extravaganza.  Reach into your fruit bowl grab a couple of lemons and from the fridge […]

Can’t Take the Heat, Get out of the Kitchen! Melon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto

Can’t Take the Heat, Get out of the Kitchen! Melon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto

Summer has announced itself with a bang. This past week has seen temperatures touching in the 90’s.  Way too hot to cook but if you do it is time to get out of the kitchen (or at the least away from the stove)…and  take your cooking to the […]

Its a Dog’s Life

Its a Dog’s Life

I was so confident I would plow through my Holiday Cookie List.  After all, I usually make a ton of holiday cookies.  But blogging about each recipe threw me for a loop..that and 20+ people for Christmas dinner!  But I am doggedly determined to complete […]