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Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote

During our vacation in upstate New York, we went blueberry picking. Twice. The first time we picked a couple pounds and ate them within two days. Then went back for 7 more pounds. Why 7 pounds? Because once you start picking blueberries you can’t seem […]

I’m done with inspirational quotes on girls’ t-shirts

I’m done with inspirational quotes on girls’ t-shirts

Here are a few of the offending t-shirt quotes I am ranting about: Genius Prodigy Future Leader I’d rather be reading Girls Rule Brilliant Mind Girls with dreams become women with vision Intelligence is beautiful Girls can do anything Girl genius Smart Cookie Future astronaut […]

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

I had to get the shots of the egg yolk being punctured by the fork and oozing out onto the plate first. Now that that’s out of my system, ok nevermind here are some more shots because who doesn’t like eggs benedict photos?! Ooooooh….. Aaaaaaaaah. […]

Fried Eggplant Stacks

Fried Eggplant Stacks

Layers of eggplant, sauce, cheese and basil are repeated until about 6 stacks are made. The breaded, cheesy eggplant is so meaty and flavorful that you won’t miss eating meat anytime soon.

Easy Moscow Mule

Easy Moscow Mule

Moscow mules consist of ginger beer, limes, vodka and served in a copper mug.

Rib Eye Steak (Rosemary Garlic marinade)

Rib Eye Steak (Rosemary Garlic marinade)

Every spring, my husband plants an array of herbs in a window planter on the back of our house. And so, I go outside with my scissors and snip fresh herbs for meals, pretending I’m in Italy. I don’t know if this is necessarily what […]

Skirt Steak Tacos

Skirt Steak Tacos

Years ago, I decided to make ‘taco Tuesday’ a thing in our household, then it became ’taco Friday’, ‘taco Sunday’, ‘taco Mondays’ and eventually ‘taco anytimewefeltlikeitbecauseyoucanneverhavetoomanytacos’. When I was a kid (multiple decades ago) my favorite tacos composed of cooked ground beef mixed with a […]

Top recipe picks for 4th of July

Top recipe picks for 4th of July

Here is my comprehensive list of 4th of July recipe ideas, from appetizers, salads, main entrees and vegetables to dessert.