• Pretending to be a restaurant

    If you ask me, weeknight dinners are supposed to be homey, maybe even to the point of boring. While cooking up a storm on a weeknight may be counter-intuitive, I think it makes sense to linger near…

  • Shout-out to the God of Ribs!

    A while back, I bought some amazing ready-to-eat pork ribs and loved them so much I went back for more. But! They were out. Bummer! Looks like I’ll have to make my own from scratch then. Not…

  • Grilled salmon and asparagus, or is it asparagi?

    Here comes another Salmon Week! I know. It seems we just can’t get enough. When it’s cold outside, I’d rather be lounging around doing next to nothing (really?) than clanking pots in the kitchen. That’s when the…

  • Dill egg mayo on onion bagel toast

    It’s no secret that I love bagels. You might recall I had 2 packs of 6 bagels each in my grocery cart. At the time, I was thinking of simply eating them plain with butter. Anything beyond…

  • Thanksgiving on Black Friday?

    Oops, I’m late posting this. Busy, busy, busy. Well, this year’s Thanksgiving swept in and out like a whoosh. When friends invited us to spend Thanksgiving with their family, it meant throwing our own Thanksgiving dinner to…

  • Flipping pumpkin pancakes

    We’re having pumpkin pancakes for lunch today. Now that Halloween is over and those cute little pumpkins have disappeared from the promotional aisle, I guess it’s time to do some other stuff with pumpkins. One night after…

  • Pasta night with grilled salmon fettuccine

    So we had another of those highly anticipated pasta nights. This time, it was pasta night with grilled salmon fettuccine and whoever created this amazing pasta (was it me?), thank you, you’re a genius! Because if shrimp…

  • Tomato soup, clear and simple

    We have a soup on our family menu that’s called, very simply, ‘tomato soup’ . But this isn’t a soup made with tomatoes, tomatoes and tomatoes. That would be boring. It’s, in fact, a hearty combination of…

  • Homemade Big Breakfast gets fancy-schmancy

    Surprise, we had Big Breakfast for lunch last Sunday. I like big breakfasts. Homemade, of course! If I didn’t know how to fry an egg, I might be tempted to order this outside. But putting together a…

  • The end of living dangerously

    So okay, enough of living dangerously. Our reality-show-inspired skinny grocery carts of the past two weeks have been interesting but for someone who’s used to stocking up for the Apocalypse on a weekly basis, I’ve been struggling…