Category Mains

Cold Sesame Soba Noodles and Tofu

  Summertime, and the livin’s easy! Happy vacation to all of my teacher friends out there.  You’ve earned yourself a glass of wine and a comfy place to rest your feet. As of today, I’ve officially completed my second round of grade school… 13 years as a student and 13 years as a teacher/leader.  Schools […]

Grilled Fig and Prosciutto Pizza

Grilled pizza, where have you been all my life?  No really…This dish is easier to make than I realized and something that everyone should try.  I’m hooked. We first had grilled pizza when my cousin filled the table with a decadent variety of pies at a family reunion.  The crust had a great crunch and […]

Jalapeno Herbed Salmon over Smashed Potatoes [Instant Pot]

Summer has arrived and with that comes longer nights and just a bit more time to make dinner after work.  I’ve been playing around more and more with the Instant Pot to find recipes that are enhanced by using this tool.  Turns out the Instant Pot is quite versatile but I’m finding that some things […]

BBQ Chicken Grain Bowl

Today I had square pizza for lunch. Yes, I’m talking about cafeteria pizza that you get in elementary school.  As a kiddo it brought me tremendous joy to walk through the food line and carry a square slice back to my table. It was typically the only time that I ate school lunch, and looking […]

Black Bean, Corn, and Turkey Chili [Instant Pot]

This past week my husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary! It has become our tradition (as I noted in this post last year) to treat ourselves to a nice dinner at a place we haven’t yet tried.  This year we went to a restaurant called Little Donkey in Cambridge, MA which blew us […]

Pesto Gnocchi

It’s Marathon Monday here in Boston, a day where the city pauses and the entire 26.2 mile race course is filled with cheering crowds. Today the weather for the marathon was abysmal, but that didn’t stop runners from charging ahead. Many folks in Boston have a specific intersection that they call their own for watching this race, but […]

Rosemary Garlic Salmon and Brussels Sprouts

Last weekend I traveled to Connecticut for a weekend of bridal pampering and planning for one of my best friends who is getting married in August.  We visited the stunning vineyard where she is getting married, had her hair trial, and ordered her shoes, all while the Maid of Honor and myself (matron of honor) […]

Sunday Pot Roast

Winter storm Toby is barreling our way, bringing over a foot of heavy snow, the potential for more power outages, and causing headaches across the Northeast as routines are once again disrupted. Meanwhile, our Toby continues to make great progress and I’m sure he will be thrilled when the world is once again blanketed in […]

Oven Roasted Haddock and Mushrooms

Fish remains somewhat of a mystery to me. While I love the fact that fresh fish is plentiful here in Boston I’m terrified to cook it myself!  This is confirmed by the fact that in over a year and a half of cooking and posting over 140 recipes I’ve only made fish FOUR times. A […]

Cauliflower Topped Shepard’s Pie

Happy Pi Day! In honor of this amazing nerdy holiday (and St. Patricks day right around the corner) I’ve made a healthy shepherd’s pie that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes and is filled with beef and lentils.  I first made this beef and lentil shepherd’s pie with the traditional potato topping and it quickly became […]