Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic and Garlic

Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic and Garlic

My son has recently fallen in love with Portobello mushrooms. He will also eat cremini mushrooms because they are baby portobellos, but doesn’t like any other mushroom – funny kid. I was making some steak and asparagus for dinner...

Tangy Lemon Bars

Tangy Lemon Bars

We had friends come over for dinner. I made Julia Child’s Favorite Roasted Chicken with Creamy Mashed Potatoes and my friend brought a delicious spinach salad. I found a recipe for tangy lemon bars on Oprah.com that looked too...

Turkey, Cranberry, and Cream Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta

Turkey, Cranberry, and Cream Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta

My friend Mo introduced me to this sandwich and I have loved it ever since. I gathered together the ingredients to make one for lunch today. I toasted the ciabatta then slathered it with cream cheese followed by the...

Parade’s Community Kitchen ~ Super Bowl Recipe Round-Up: Here are some of my favorite game day dishes

This weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table is a round up of recipes for your Super Bowl Party. Click here to see the recipes. Are you ready for some football? Although I am not a huge fan of watching...

Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Salad with Mixed Greens, Extra Sharp Cheddar, and Pinenuts

Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Salad with Mixed Greens, Extra Sharp Cheddar, and Pine Nuts

I wanted to do something different than our normal House Salad so I roasted some carrot and butternut squash, once they were cool, I added it to some mixed greens, cubes of extra sharp cheddar, toasted pine nuts, and...

Parmesan Chicken

Parmesan Chicken

I really love checking cookbooks out from the library and reading them after the kids go to bed. I adapted this recipe from the Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa, Family Style Cookbook. It was a fairly simple recipe to make with...

Brown-Butter Mashed Red Potatoes

Brown-Butter Mashed Red Potatoes

  I saw this recipe in Fine Cooking and decided to give it a try. What could be better than brown butter with mashed potatoes?! I adapted the recipe by using less butter and adding a bit of milk instead...

Crepes with Lemon Curd and Fresh Raspberries

Crepes with Lemon Curd and Fresh Raspberries

My daughter asked if I would make crepes for breakfast this morning. I normally just serve butter and powdered sugar on our breakfast crepes but I decided to try something different this time. I  grabbed the leftover Lemon Curd...

Parade's Community Table ~ 14 Healthy Chicken Dinners: Great for Weeknights, Yet Nice Enough for Guests

Parade’s Community Table ~ 14 Healthy Chicken Dinners: Great for Weeknights, Yet Nice Enough for Guests

Click here to head over to Parade’s Community Table to see the complete list of these recipes with their links. Thanks for your support. I love making nice dinners during the week but don’t always have the time to...

Light Caramel Corn

Light Caramel Corn

My kids have been really great lately – helping around the house without too many grumbles, doing their homework, and being nice to each other. I decided to reward them with a tasty after school treat so I made...