Coconut Chicken with Sauted Bok Choy

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My parents are coming to visit us at the end of this week, and I know what you’re thinking. HIDE THE DRUG PARAPHERNALIA! To that I say, “don’t be silly!” I hid it last week. What this does mean for me is that the “Great Weidner Household Deep Clean” began today. And I’m not talking […]

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Risotto

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You know how they say in the summertime our bodies crave less filling food because of the longer days? I’m sorry, but I think that’s a bunch of willy nilly. It might be the case for you, but I always, ALWAYS craves starches. Whether it be seasoned skillet potatoes, silky pasta, asian-style rice, or freshly […]

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Grilled Filet Mignon with a Blueberry Sauce, Smashed Potatoes and Grilled Garden Broccoli

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Even though the summer season doesn’t official begin for another couple of days, I sure am feeling it now. And I mean that in a good way. People are ferociously filling their eco-totes with fresh vegetables and fruits from the farmers’ markets. Couples in love and budding families are lounging over long lunches at restaurant […]

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Broccoli Harvest!

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Oh mama, our first broccoli harvest of the season! It’s about to become best friends with the grill. And a steak. And potatoes.

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Smoked Cod Soup

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I know it’s 100 degrees out. I know it’s mid-June. I know the staple outfit these days is a bikini. I know most of you are firing up your grill tonight. I know. I still wanted soup for dinner. It’s my kitchen, I can soup if I want to. Yeah, that only sort of works, […]

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Grilled Chicken with Herbed Roasted Squash and Lentils

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Something about today’s rumbling thunderstorms, a fresh, extra-blond summer ‘do, new brakes on the element and an overnight visit from my brother-in-law really had me craving grilled chicken with patty pan squash and lentils. IT DID. Okay it didn’t. You caught me. The meal was planned. BUT, something about today’s rumbling thunderstorms, a fresh, extra-blond […]

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Summer Eatin’

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Alright, I’m organizing my summer menu for this here blog and I need your opinion! What are your favorite summer foods? What do you crave the most these months? Anything in particular you’d like to see? And just go ahead and ignore how dirty my grill is.

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Curtis Stone Hates Me.

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Earlier this spring I became quickly obsessed with an old TLC show, “Take Home Chef.” We don’t have cable, so once I discovered the show in my Netflix streaming, I clicked play, and we fell in love. It had NOTHING to do with the cute host from Australia, Curtis Stone. Absolutely nothing. His tagline at […]

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Shrimp, Mushroom and Spinach Quesadillas

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Well, it’s been approximately 17 minutes since I last ate Mexican food and I’m beginning to twitch. (It wasn’t really 17 minutes you guys. It was last week. YOUUUU.) But honestly, when I’m meal planning my mind usually drifts over to a land of crunchy chips and fresh salsa, a hot mariachi band and rivers […]

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Sneak Peek

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Any ideas what’s on the plate tonight?

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