Sometimes you just don’t know what you’re making until you start cooking. I had half a bottle of a sweet white wine in the fridge and it wasn’t really my drinking style, so I figured I’d use it for a good simmer. What to simmer? There’s always something vegetable in the fridge and a protein … More Whatever’s Around…
Girls don’t really need a reason to hang out, just some besties, a willing host among them, and a sitter for the night! And it doesn’t hurt if you all enjoy great food and drink. Since I was hosting, I made the day all mine for the prepping. This is going to sound crazy, but … More Girls’ Night In!
I don’t remember my first. I remember several special ones along the way. And although they’ve all got their slight nuances depending on their maker, the dirty martini is my favorite cocktail. I’m not alone in my affection for this oddity – olive juice in a beverage? Some would say gross. Others say yes!! I’ve … More The Dirty Martini
Ok, there is a distinct possibility that I have blogged about this dish before, but last night, I made a really easy version that I just thought I’d share. Check it out – four ingredients. Ok, there may have been a garnish or two, but those don’t count in the main ingredients list. Hack an … More Stuffed Acorn Squash
Scallops are so summery, but nothing says you can’t have them amidst a forthcoming nor’easter as well. There were some beauties in the seafood department that needed to fulfill their destiny of getting in my belly! And the perfect sear is not something to fear! I had some lemon curd and champagne on hand and … More Seared Scallops with Lemony Sauce
This is an easy one, as I ease myself back into home cooking after a week long work trip. Sorry I’ve been off the grid for a bit, but I promise more writing and pics in the next few days to come. Especially if the east coast gets the snow storm they’re expecting!! Yikes! But … More Orange Rosemary Chicken
If Mother Nature is as loco in your neck of the woods (where you’re wearing shorts and tshirts last weekend and then wake up to snow today) as she is here, you may not be into making grill plans these days. Normally, I like grilling my steaks, but this easy peasy indoor version is great. … More Super Simple Steak and ‘Shrooms
This cauliflower pizza crust craze is not as easy as it looks, in my experience. Getting it to hold together is the elusive trait we are striving for. And this time, I got it. Or as close as I think I can get!! Disclaimer – these measurements are not precise. Everything plays a factor – … More Cauliflower and Kale Pizza Crust