It’s been a little over a week since our small family recovered from croup. To say it was awful was an understatement. Whatever virus it was that we caught just a couple of weeks ago (according to my internet research, it was likely human parainfluenza… but possibly even the flu itself) knocked us on our butts for well over a week. Muffin Man, The Husband,...

Servings: 4 Time: About 40 minutes Difficulty: Moderate I’m not sure that you can really go wrong with boneless leg of lamb, greek yogurt, and (one of my favorites) pomegranate seeds. After the first bite, the Husband made it very clear that he felt this recipe was worth five stars and that we would definitely need to make it again. There were just a few...

Monday will end up being a pizza night for us, so we only have 4 meals “scheduled” for this week. Monday: Pizza Night Tuesday: Lamb Stir Fry with Pomegranate and Yogurt, Sauteed Radishes and Watercress Wednesday: The Husband’s Chicken Strips with Garlic Mashed Potatoes Thursday: Rava Dosas with Potatoes Chickpea Masala, Spicy Sauteed Spinach Friday:...

I wanted to like this recipe. I really did. But, despite how much I longed for this recipe to be a winner, it fell flat on flavor. It’s because of this that I had to rate this as only 2 stars. The simplicity of this recipe probably should have been my first flag. “Heat up some water and wine in a slow cooker… then throw in the salmon with some...

This is the second meal that we’ve come across from Chef Curtis Stone. His first recipe that we tried last week – the Korean Steak Tacos – was quite a hit in our household, and I would argue that this recipe was just as good, if not a bit better. His use of an apple cider/juice marinade for the porkchops was delicious, and I couldn’t get...

My teenage stepson, the Roadrunner, doesn’t care for shrimp much. Shrimp, on the other hand, is one of my favorite things to eat. So it works out well (for me) anytime we have a dinner that includes shrimp, as he’s apt to pick around the little critters.  Not so with this meal. This recipe for capellini (fancy replacement for angel hair) with shrimp...

Servings: 4 If you have never liked working a vegetarian meal or two into your weekly menu, then this is the meal for you. It may not have any meat toppings, but it more than makes up for this in the way of deliciousness. I never knew celery root could taste so good! And maybe it doesn’t on it’s own (the first time I tried this recipe was the first...

Servings: 4 Sometimes you have to take some risks in your eating/cooking. I would argue that more often than not taking risks pays off – especially when you discover that you actually love certain foods that you’ve always avoided like The Plague. Other times? Well… not so much. I can’t say that I was a big fan of Monday night’s recipes....

It’s that time again! Below are the five meals that I have planned for my family for the week of March 10 : Monday: Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs with Broccolini Tuesday: Smoked Mozarella Pizza with Celery Root Wednesday: Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato Sauce Thursday: Cider-Dijon Pork Chops and Arugula Green Beans Friday: Simple Poached Salmon with...

Posted on Mar 8 2014 - 4:45pm by Pam

As much as I love to enjoy a home-cooked meal, there’s not much that can beat going out to eat and having someone else do all the cooking, serving, and clean-up for you. “Even with a toddler and a baby in tow?” Yes, even then. The Husband and I took a short respite from eating out as often as we did following the birth of Harlan Shake for several...