This version was very light compared to others I’ve made. I believe I blogged about stuffed Eggplant before with ground lamb or turkey in the filling, if you’re looking for something richer. But this was a lovely, light Italian dish that left room for a delicious bowl of Truffle cocoa popcorn for dessert! I went … More Stuffed Eggplant (and Popcorn for Dessert!)
What a weekend for great food, over indulging in adult beverages, and having a blast with the hubs. We couldn’t decide what to do Friday night, Cinco de Mayo. Tired from a loooong work week, I knew I didn’t really want to go out and wait for a table, as we didn’t plan ahead for … More Cinco de Mayo at Home!
I love fresh corn and it’s about that time of year for it to start getting plentiful in the grocery stores. I prefer grilling it, but I was trying something new last night that I thought would work better in the oven. It didn’t, but I think I know how it will, and so this … More Fresh Corn and Bacon!
I probably don’t need to tell you about the coolness of quinoa. In short, it’s like crunchy little rice nubs that fill you with whole grain nutrients. And it was on my menu last night – the tricolor kind. I had this idea to do salmon over a Caesar salad with homemade dressing. I think … More Salmon and Quinoa
This one may look fancy, but it’s quite simple. Buy one rack of lamb and get confident that you can do this! I usually season the meat ahead of time to marinate, so I grabbed some fresh rosemary from my yard, a little black pepper, and a Napa spice blend (you don’t have to be … More Nice Rack…of Lamb!
You know I enjoy my own cooking and don’t do a whole lot of fine dining out, but this place was an experience definitely worth sharing with you. FISH by Jose Andres is one of the fine dining restaurants at the National Harbor’s newest attraction, MGM. Very easy to get in and out of, this … More FISH by Jose Andres at MGM National Harbor: the REEL Deal!
It was a beautiful weekend this Easter, so we got our gardening mood on and got outside. My wonderful husband took care of the dirty work – turning over last year’s soil, pulling weeds, and resoiling – to present me with the perfect bed for my veggie garden. This year, I chose two kinds of … More Gardening, Pulled Pork, and Slaw
Having just returned from the Outer Banks, naturally all I’m thinking about is when I can get back there. This has been my beach getaway for over 30 years, our family destination where it’s all about the beach and the family. Such was the case this time too, and the weather was spectacular. Spring in … More OBX and BBQ Nachos
So this one isn’t so much a “how to,” but if you’ve read my blog, you already know how to sear salmon and roast veggies. And with two products, you can kick this dish up sky high. I went to the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival this past weekend to try out, well, all of … More Apple Bacon BBQ Sauce and one-stop-shop Spice Blend
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…