Month: October 2019

ham, pineapple, pizza, Pizza Friday

Pizza Friday: Hawaiian Pizza

We recently went to Southern California to visit my dad and stepmom. On the way home we were lucky enough to fly out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, which despite being a very small airport has a surprising number of decent eateries. At least compared to Newark Airport. Ugh. I will never forget […]

cake, dessert, strawberries

Strawberry Summer Sheet Cake

I know strawberry season is long gone but if I don’t blog this Strawberry Summer Sheet Cake now it’ll sit in my draft folder for years and never see the light of day. So just agree to save this for next spring/summer, OK? Great. I went through a baking phase this summer, fueled mostly by […]

dessert, ice cream

Green Tea Ice Cream

This is one of the recipes I found in my draft folder that had never been published. It was from one of the themed dinners we used to do with our friends, Chris and Tracie. I posted the other recipes from this meal back in 2015 (!!!) but not this one. I wish I knew […]

beef, casserole, easy weeknight meal, pasta

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

This is another recipe that I made a lot last year and apparently never found the time to blog. Sorry about that, folks. It’s from the ever-popular Ree Drummond, a.k.a., the Pioneer Woman, so you might have already seen it over on her blog. It’s an easy, comforting weeknight dinner that we all love. If […]

cookies, dessert

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I went through a phase a few summers ago where I made these cookies every few weeks. They’re just that addictive. I don’t know about you all, but I love a good mash up of salty and sweet. That’s where these Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies shine. Salted Chocolate Chunk CookiesSmitten Kitchen 1 stick unsalted butter, […]

beans, easy weeknight meal, Indian, vegetarian

Red Kidney Bean Curry with Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes and Cucumber Scallion Raita

Well that title is quite the mouthful, isn’t it? If I’d thought about it, I would have taken photos of each of these items separately, but alas. This is a vegetarian meal that Steve actually enjoys. I’ve been really into homemade Indian food lately because it’s the only way Katie can enjoy the delicious flavors […]

pasta, seafood

Spaghetti with Crab

This is another draft post I never published. At least this is more recent – late summer 2017. My mom had been down the shore with her sisters and she brought home a bunch of steamed crabs. I find picking crabs to be so therapeutic and I had a blast getting every last morsel of […]

fish, soup

Fish Chowder

I was going through all the draft posts I never published and came across this one for Fish Chowder from a few years ago. You can tell because the soup pot is sitting on the table I used to use for my blog photos when we still lived in our townhouse. We moved to our […]

ATK, chicken, salad

Roast Chicken with Warm Bread Salad and Crispy Potatoes

After years of cooking, I’m rarely intimidated by anything in the kitchen. But I’ll admit to being a wee bit nervous before I spatchcocked this chicken. It ended up being a piece of cake and now I can’t imagine roasting a chicken any other way. Crispy skin, moist meat…what’s not to like! The original recipe […]