Roasted Asparagus Omelet

Roasted Asparagus Omelet

Now that Spring is here I find myself cooking asparagus in everything.  It’s the only time of year that I’ll eat it.  Asparagus out of season doesn’t appeal to me.  The stalks are skinny and shrivelled, and the taste is lackluster. What’s funny is I’m not usually like that when it comes to produce. If it’s […]

Carb Buster Breakfast

Carb Buster Breakfast

This was the post I planned to submit for Valentine’s Day, but forgot to click the Publish button. Ooops.  Better late than never. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought I’d share a love story. Once upon a time, it was a cold winter’s day, and a third of an inch of […]

Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts

Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts

During the Christmas season I like to make finger foods and snacks for my guests instead of a full heavy meal. This makes it easier for me to socialize and I don’t spend the entire party in the kitchen cooking. I like to start the evening off with something crunchy that goes well with holiday cocktails. This […]

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

I have to admit, I’m a cranberry sauce snob and I scoff at the idea of eating cranberry sauce out of a can. My skin crawls just thinking about the sound of that deep red blob plopping into a dish.  Every year despite my distain for the gelatinous relic, my mother insists on serving it for Thanksgiving dinner. […]

White Bean Ragout

White Bean Ragout

Last week was our final full week of summer vacation, so a few friends and I decided to have an end of summer retreat in Asheville before all the craziness of school begins. The schedule of events included: food, prosecco, no one saying “Mommy!” and a Scandal marathon. What more could four 40-something girls ask for? We […]

Summer Squash Fritters

Summer Squash Fritters

Summer squash aka yellow squash is a popular vegetable in the South that took some getting used to for me. I wanted to like it because it seemed that everyone and their mama had a recipe for summer squash this or summer squash that.  And as a food obsessed northern transplant I wanted to embrace the southern […]

Broccoli Cauliflower Medley

Broccoli Cauliflower Medley

When my son Matthew was a toddler he would only eat green vegetables. If I’d let him he would’ve eaten broccoli and green beans every day. He eventually branched out to cucumbers and zucchini. But he refused to eat different color vegetables. I know there are a lot of moms who wish their kids would eat […]

Tomato Panzanella

Tomato Panzanella

As a stay-at-home mom, my life revolves around home. I live here, and I work here.  Sometimes this isolation can make me a little batty, not enough to have the quarterly mental meltdown that leaves my husband and sons running for the hills, but just enough to require a smigden of time to decompress and do what I want for […]

Cucumber Ranch Coleslaw

Cucumber Ranch Coleslaw

This summer I haven’t been motivated to plant my annual herb garden. When my kids got out of school for the summer I had big plans for us which included planting our container herb garden. Six weeks have gone by and the only thing I’ve managed to do so far is take my boys to basketball camp and […]

Beer Batter Onion Rings

Beer Batter Onion Rings

My husband Scott is such a cool dude that for Father’s Day I wanted to make him something special for dinner. I spent a few days coming up with my very own Barefoot Contessa style menu for him.  On Father’s Day I announced what I would be preparing for dinner with the highlight being Smoked Guoda […]