Category Mains

Bacon Mac & Cheese with a Chipotle Panko Crust

Yes, this dish was as good as it sounds, and yes, we had it for dinner between TWO thanksgiving feasts! On Thanksgiving day we visited my sister-in-law’s parents. Friday was Snacksgiving 2017, which featured this here mac and cheese, and then Saturday was Thanksgiving with my fam.   Families and holidays can be filled with […]

The Kale, Potato, and Onion Frittata Experiment

This weekend we are hosting our 8th annual friends thanksgiving feast!  This meal started in our first apartment, and each year has morphed to include new friends, new dishes, and new traditions. This weekend I am also celebrating the TWO year anniversary of the blog. The blog archives currently hold a barley and butternut squash […]

Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

It seems fitting that I post a meatloaf recipe on the eve of my mom’s birthday as it was one of her specialties and a dish that never disappointed.  Unfortunately, we don’t have an official record of her recipe as this was one that she always threw together with some meat, ketchup, bread crumbs, and […]

Coconut Curried Chicken with Veggies

Me: “Hey what are you making for dinner tonight?” Ellen: “Coconut chicken curry” Me: “Oh wow! I’m so impressed… that’s out of my league.” Ellen: “Uh, are you sure? All you really do is pour and stir… which I know you are capable of.” For some reason I’ve had a mental block around cooking with […]

Make-Ahead Minestrone Soup

I’ve written before about how important it is to me to cook for friends during times of need and the gratitude I hold for those that supported me in this way after mom died.  Unfortunately we are in this position again as we mourn the loss of our beloved Q’s father.  While nothing cures the […]

The Shrimp Taco Experiment

Apparently today is National Taco Day, and without knowing it I made tacos for breakfast and for dinner! According to my father “these are not tacos — this is just food wrapped in a taco shell.”  But, I argued that the definition of a taco is broad. Plus, these do have guacamole, cajun seasoned shrimps, […]

Roasted Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

This weekend was the Jimmy Fund Walk, in which participants walk any distance along the Boston marathon route, from a 5k to a full marathon, in support of Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  This was the second year that my father and aunt walked in honor of my mother and in support of the hospital that […]

Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Curried Veggies

Fall is upon us and I am feeling the flavors! Driving home from work this evening I had a craving for sweet potatoes.  I haven’t posted ANY recipes using this vegetable and I think it’s time for that to change. [Sidenote: I have posted 113 recipes in my almost 2 years of the blog and […]

Mom’s Steak Tips

With only three ingredients – soy sauce, bourbon, and oil, this is the only way I remember my mom ever making steak tips. My mother never drank, but she was always sure to have a bottle of bourbon tucked away for this recipe.  It was one of those ‘special treat’ dinners that we only had […]

Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl Lunches

September is here! Back to school, back to making weekly lunches on Sunday, back to finding a routine that is intentional and fulfilling.   As this summer comes to a close it is striking to step back and reflect on all of change that occurred in only a few months. It has felt as though […]