“Arroz” Con Pollo

I’m headed out of town on several weekend trips coming up in the next few weeks. As such, I am trying to find dishes which can use up bits and pieces from left over ingredients without having to search out and add a bunch of other specialty ingredients. When I was looking for a warm,…

Sunday Fun-day: Brunch and Boeuf Bourguignon

Sunday is all about lazy mornings and special meals. It is the kind of day where you can sit on the couch and relax while your meal tends to itself in the oven. Mitch and I started out our Sunday with a lazy brunch of pancakes and mimosas. We realized about 5 minutes before we…

Sides are the Best Part: Brussels Sprouts

You probably read that title and thought, seriously? And, yes, I really do like Brussels Sprouts, especially coated in cheesy, buttery sauce. In all honesty, though, this post goes out to the side dishes and salads which make the holidays unforgettable memories. We talk about the ham or the turkey or the fish or the…

Sweet n’ Spicy Asian Glazed Chicken

I admit it. I was back on the Asian kick last night. This was for two distinct reasons. First, I am moving over the summer, so one of my operative goals is to eliminate food from the pantry and fridge before moving, without having to restock. The other is that I had plain chicken in…

Greek Feast- Marinated Lamb

I went home for Easter weekend, and of course, Mom treated us to a feast. Saturday evening will be the focus of this post. If you aren’t familiar with leg of lamb, get familiar- this recipe may be one of my favorite family suppers. The lamb is bursting with flavor and requires minimal effort or…

Burrito Bowls- Korean Style

I’ve been feeling the Asian inspiration the past few weeks. I went back to my creative source, Skinnytaste, for this one. This was the most searched recipe on Skinnytaste in 2016, so I figured it had to be pretty good. The recipe called for Gauchang originally. I did not know what that was or how…

Slow Cooker South-of-the Border Pulled Pork

Slow cooker check in again- it’s pretty much my Wednesday go to. For some reason, Wednesdays are just really hard to motivate me and move through. Instead of Asian, I decided to go a bit more south of the border for last night’s meal: pulled pork. This recipe is smoky, tangy, and oh-so-simple. It takes…

Asian Inspiration- Lettuce Wrap Salad

Do you love lettuce wraps? Do you love foods the mix sweet and sour, hot and cold? Do you like to have texture and variety of flavor in your food WITH ONLY THREE DISHES? Then this is for you! I’ve apparently been on an Asian kick this week. I started with Thai Basil Chicken. Last…

Take-Out at Home: Thai Basil Chicken

We all have that one take-out place where we just can’t get enough of that one item. We can go there once a week and order the same thing over and over and over. Well, Thai food is that for many of my friends. It is the balance of fresh flavors, spice, salt, and sour…

Sunday Suppers: Mom’s Fool-Proof Pot Roast Dinner

Mom and Eric got me on the pot roast kick last week. First, Eric texted me about how good his turned out. Then Mom told me about the great deal she got on her own roast. I did not get a great deal, but I couldn’t get pot roast out of my head so I…

Restaurant Review: Hemispheres Bistro

I adore this place. I just wanted to start with that because if it seems like I am in love with it, I am. I first tried Hemispheres about 1 year ago in January of 2016. Mitch actually found it, tucked into a small strip center, under bright blue lights. If you aren’t looking for it,…