Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn

MONDAY Chicken Salad Sandwiches  |  Garlic~Thyme “Mayonnaise”  |  Cranberry~Orange Coolers  |  Truffle~Parmesan Popcorn   Sunday dinners are different.  More often than not, the table is set in the dining room, flowers and candles dress the tabletop, dinner starts a bit earlier and we linger around the table a little longer, savoring a meal as well Continue reading → «Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn»


Linguine Vongole & Other Things

WEDNESDAY Linguine Vongole {Linguine with Clams in a White Wine & Garlic Broth}   This meal is one that the kids and I really enjoy but Michael not so much so it is a dinner that we save for when he is away.  Michael is on his last day of business in Japan and Max Continue reading → «Linguine Vongole & Other Things»


Pork & Scallion Potstickers

WEDNESDAY Pork & Scallion Potstickers  |   Scallion Dipping Sauce  |  Ginger-Lime Sodas  |  Green Tea Fortune Cookies   Sometimes, you just need to lighten things up a bit.  This family has been on a steady, familiar journey lately and today we arrived at the intersection of stressed & grumpy.  As I have mentioned before Continue reading → «Pork & Scallion Potstickers»


Citrus & Herbs

MONDAY Capellini with Lemon & Basil   Pasta and lemons must just go together.  Lately, I have bumped into recipes that feature those two ingredients in several places:  Deborah Madison has a version in her Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, the ladies at Canal House have one as well in their Canal House Cooking, Volume No. Continue reading → «Citrus & Herbs»


Cinco de Mayo 2013

SUNDAY Chile-Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos  |  Salsa  |  Guacamolé  |  Oven-Baked Tortilla Chips with Lime Salt  |  Horchata Milkshakes   The 5th of May, this year, turned out to be cool and gray with a bit of thunder and a brief shower.  Quite the change from the sunshine and heat we experienced all week.  The cooler temperatures and Continue reading → «Cinco de Mayo 2013»


Homegrown Herbs & Basil-Mint Lemonade

I inherited my Grandmother’s love to play in the dirt of gardening.  I don’t ever remember a time when I didn’t have a garden to tinker in. Sometimes the garden has been large, such as my Grandmother’s garden, from my childhood, filled with tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, peppers, lettuces & a beloved strawberry patch.  And, sometimes Continue reading → «Homegrown Herbs & Basil-Mint Lemonade»


September 23, 2012

SUNDAY (Boys’ Choice…see below) MONDAY Roast Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon & Honey | Steamed Broccoli | Brown Rice TUESDAY Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwiches | Seasonal Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint WEDNESDAY Mini Chicken Pot Pies with Bacon THURSDAY Asian Salmon Bowl with Lime Drizzle | Jasmine Rice FRIDAY Burgers on the Grill | Truffle Continue reading → «September 23, 2012»