Tag Archives: Panko

The Sausage & Spinach Stuffed Portabellini Mushroom Experiment

Walking through the grocery store this afternoon we found some mini portobello mushrooms that quickly found their way into our cart.  After spending the last few weekends out of town we were excited to ‘treat ourselves’ with a homemade meal of steak tips and green beans (post coming soon).  As an appetizer I made some […]

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 […]

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

I have a love / hate relationship with what I will call the appetizer zone — that time after the guests arrive but before dinner is served.  While the most masterful chefs time everything perfectly, I am usually running around tidying and stirring while simultaneously greeting guests.  Inevitably, while chatting with folks or having a […]

Lemon Parsley Fish Cakes

Tonight is a simple post for a simple dish.  With a TON of work that I need to finish by the end of the week, I will let these divine little bites speak for themselves.   In the original recipe, Martha Stewart used cod instead of haddock, and I also had to leave out the […]

The Zucchini Fritter Experiment

The hubs is away this weekend and I took full advantage of the chance to experiment with ingredients he hates.  So, here we have it, I’m officially outing him as a zucchini hater! But, no need to dwell on his losses, I was more than happy to eat all of these myself! In preparation for […]

Chicken and Lentil Burgers

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I love seeing all of the Irish soda bread variations, creative corned beef ideas (umm how amazing does this look!), and recipes utilizing Guinness! I had grand plans to make my Mom’s Corn Chowder tonight, but came home to realize that we had finished all of the potatoes earlier this week […]

Meatball Spinach Soup

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” – Soren Kierkegaard At times decisions, especially ones about our careers, can feel as though they will forever alter the course of our lives. If we take an opportunity it will open doors, but if we pass it up we worry that we […]

Jalapeno Chicken Meatballs

Vacation in such a wonderful thing.  Over the last week (or so) I’ve been busy driving up and down the east coast visiting friends and family. We spent a few casual days in the New York City area where my husband and I each got to spend time with some of our best friends.   (Sidenote: if […]

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 […]