The one bad thing about being a newlywed is having to develop a whole new holiday schedule. Whose house, where, how long, mode of travel? To alternate or not to alternate, that is the question… The answer is that we alternate.
The downside of alternating is that each year we miss out on some family traditions, the good side is that we can skip some traditions all together and go on vacation instead. This year, we did both. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I’m in a literary mood this evening, please enjoy.
Continue reading Adventures in Fish Town, Part 1
Ah the spinach salad… a good late evening meal after a busy day. I started sleepy and hungry, now, I’m happy. 🙂
Pictured here: grilled chicken, toasted honey cayenne walnuts, crumbled Gorgonzola, dried cranberries, olive oil and balsamic.
I’m back safe and sound from my holiday hiatus and ready to power through (and share with you) the backlog of festive fare I enjoyed along the way. A hint for the coming weeks: vacation activities included wrestling some gigantic fish from the deep blue sea. But I digress, as today we’ll be talking about the finest and most scrumptious of land animals, the humble pig. Continue reading Chop ‘Til You Drop
In the kitchen, as in life, you sometimes come across something so good, that is so simple, you can’t believe that you haven’t been doing it forever slash didn’t invent it. I had one of those moments when my in laws came to visit and taught me the secret to insanely simple, off-the-charts delicious oven-roasted tomato sauce.
Continue reading Saucy Gal
If you haven’t had homemade moussaka, I highly suggest you stop what you’re doing right now, get ye to a grocery store and obtain some ground lamb, eggplant, and crushed tomatoes. The rest of the ingredients, and the process, can be modified to meet most restrictions on time, ambition, and calories.
First, take a look at these two equally delicious recipes and develop a hybrid moussaka that works for you. Ignore the béchamel topping for now – we’ll take that on in a little bit. Continue reading Moussssaka!
Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Fennel, Tomato, and White Beans. Last night’s dinner. The vegetables are a variation on this amazing dish:
Tonight fried chicken, ribs, collards and more from Maryland church dinner sale!
New post coming shortly.