Tag Archives: Mustard

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Roasted Brussels Sprouts over Farro

Growing up I proudly professed the unique fact that my parents, brother, and I all had birthdays that fell on holidays.  Each year I celebrate my birthday on July 4th, my brother was born on Mother’s day, and my father’s birthday occasionally lands on Thanksgiving.  As this story came up at dinner parties my mother […]

Spicy Quick Pickled Radishes

I sit here tonight, typing this post, as the sun slowly sets on a great summer. Soon to rise with the start of a new school year.  Teachers return tomorrow for a week of professional learning in preparation for our students arrival after labor day. The start of the school year is somewhat like new […]

Potato Salad

Happy Summer Solstice and three cheers for outdoor BBQ season!  Here in our household we eat dinner outside about 3-4 times per week as the evening air is relaxing and soothing (particularly due to the fact that we don’t have central air).   As I’ve been cooking for these meals I recently realized that I’ve never […]

The Crab Cake Experiment

What to do with leftover crab… experiment with crab cakes, of course!  With no deeply held personal opinions about crab cakes I started with my obligatory research. Kenji Lopez at The Food lab stresses the importance of using quality crabmeat here, and has a richly detailed article with his experimentation and findings.  He uses oyster […]

Potato & Kielbasa Skillet

It’s nights like these where I sit here and seriously dream of finding a way to sustain a life of working from home.  I played hookie last week on Thursday and Friday in order to help prepare for my dear friend’s wedding (which was on Saturday) and found myself in such a blissful state.  I […]

Mustard Crusted Chicken with White Beans and Kale

The internet wasn’t working last night and this left me surprisingly paralyzed for a bit.  I had plans to recreate this yummy recipe from Ten More Bites and then, with no internet, I had no access to their notes. Thankfully, my intuition took over and I ended up with a new experiment. Chicken thighs are […]

Kale and Cabbage Salad

Earlier this week a few friends and I went to a live taping of The Moth which, if you haven’t heard, is an organization working to bring back and elevate the lost art of storytelling. We heard five ordinary folks share a unique story that touched both hearts and minds in countless ways. One man […]

Chicken in Creamy Mustard Gravy

This weekend my husband and I went to FOUR movies in the theater! Sisters. The Hateful Eight. The Big Short. Spotlight.  These movies showcased such a range of artistic talent from musical score, to humor, to displaying historical events with empathy and depth.  This time of year we try to get into the theaters to see […]

Panko Crusted Chicken with Dijon Arugula Salad

Back to work today, which meant finding a dinner that was quick and easy to prepare!  Throughout Christmas visits I spent a few minutes interrogating everyone about their favorite cookbooks, recipes, tips, and/or anything they were willing to share. (Is it obvious yet that I’m having far too much fun with this?)   My Aunt raved […]