Corn Saute with Zucchini, Mint, and Spicy Tofu

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Remember when I talked about getting a new bed for our bedroom and moving our old bed out and into a guest bedroom and that other bed which was in another guest room to the basement, resulting in mad chaos in my life and home? Well, that’s all figured out now. Mostly. But what I’m […]

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

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There are a few things in life that people possess monstrous opinions about. Politics, religion, relationships….and ranch dressing. Ranch dressing is tricky, I tell you. How much tang? How much kick? How thin or thick should it be? You’re liable to lose a limb if you find yourself in a situation of opposing ranch opinions. […]

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Green Chicken Curry with Pineapples and Cherry Tomatoes

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You know how in the movies when sexy or intense scenes flash across the screen, they’re mimicking flashing thoughts in our brain? That totally happened to me today. I was in the garden, waist-deep in weeding, when vivid thoughts violently interrupted my psyche, making me dizzy and nearly blind. You see, there is an issue […]

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Seared Skirt Steak with a Garden Wedge Salad and Sauteed Potatoes

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I’m not even going to warrant this unexpected drop in temperature with a fussy attitude. Nope! Instead, Aaron and I took advantage of the chill by wrapping up in a warm blanket with a bottle of red wine and spending a lazy afternoon next to our back porch fire pit, enjoying the warmth of crackling […]

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The first harvest of the season! I see a nice wedge salad with radishes in my near future.

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The first harvest of the season! I see a nice wedge salad with radishes in my near future.

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Tears will be shed tonight.

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Tears will be shed tonight.

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Fancy Pants Topping for French Toast

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We all know how to make french toast. So I’m not gonna get all food bloggery about that. BUT, I have to tell you about a quick and fancy topping you could incorporate into your weekend french toast ritual. That is if you have a weekend french toast ritual. If you do not, sit down […]

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Mussels in Cream, Shallots and Herbs (oh my!)

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Okay, I’m not asking you to karate-chop a lobster, but ya just gotta try mussels. Take a deep breath, do a set of jumping jacks and tell yourself you’re a strong, adventurous eater and you’re ready to take the next step in your culinary life. Plus the finished dish looks so dang impressive you’re mighty […]

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Sweet Potato Foil Packet Tacos

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We all know that I have a completely controllable, absolutely natural, no-need-to-worry-about obsession with tacos. WELL, while blog surfing the other day I stumbled across a different take on the beloved food: sweet potato foil packet tacos. Instead of a tortilla, little chunks of sweet potato cradle seasoned ground meat, fresh spinach and an array […]

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Spicy Shrimp with Edamame, Asparagus and Wheat Berries

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There are only 11 episodes left on Oprah. ELEVEN. Does anyone else experience heart palpitations over this fact? Are you hosting a party? Attending a party? Can I attend yours? Should I host? Stop obsessing? Moving on to food. This recipe = to die for. Try it on a weekend when you have an adequate […]

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