Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake

WEDNESDAY Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake   “You need this {dinner} today”…stated Tieghan over at Half-Baked Harvest when she posted this dish back in July.  More than one month later, her words remain true and when I selected this dish over the weekend for our dinner menu this week I had no idea how much I Continue reading → «Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake»


Sambal Chicken Skewers & Apricot, Kale and Quinoa Salad

SUNDAY Sambal Chicken Skewers  |  Apricot, Kale & Quinoa Salad   I distinctly remember the morning I first saw the photo of these chicken skewers gracing the cover of the July 2013 issue of Bon Appétit… I was standing in the checkout line at our local market around 11:00am and one of the clerks was Continue reading → «Sambal Chicken Skewers & Apricot, Kale and Quinoa Salad»


Dinner Inspiration ~ July 2013

Pardon the interruption but we are going off-course…no dinner post for this evening.  Michael left for Japan today and, on top of it being Monday {after a really GREAT weekend}, well, the kids and I were just missing Daddy tonight.  Max’s All-Star baseball team suffered their first loss and, unfortunately, an elimination yesterday so baseball Continue reading → «Dinner Inspiration ~ July 2013»


Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche with Carrot Soup

FRIDAY Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche  |  Carrot Soup I love this dish.  It was given to me by a dear friend {who knows that I prefer squares over circles…it is all about those nice neat corners} and it resides in a plate stand on my counter, when not in use, adding colorful flowers to a Continue reading → «Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche with Carrot Soup»


Quinoa & Kale Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

FRIDAY {…at last!} One-Pot, Kale & Quinoa Pilaf  |  Sun-Dried Tomatoes We have enjoyed this Kale & Quinoa salad so many times…it is savory & filling…PERFECT for a Friday night during Lent.  I add the sun-dried tomatoes, on-the-side, because my family LOVES sun-dried tomatoes. So…this afternoon, I started prepping the ingredients, {check out the recipe Continue reading → «Quinoa & Kale Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes»


Quinoa & Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Well, here we are.  Another Friday & another sunset… Once again, photo credit goes to Maddie.  She took this picture as she waited, with the dogs, for Michael’s ferry from San Francisco to come into the Tiburon Harbor this evening.  Have you captured a sunset in a photograph & would like to share?  I would Continue reading → «Quinoa & Sausage Stuffed Peppers»


February 10th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

  SUNDAY Nach Waxman’s Brisket of Beef  |  Horseradish Mashed Potatoes  |  Roasted Brussel Sprouts MONDAY Sliced Brisket with Onions on Soft Potato Rolls  |  French “Peasant” Beets TUESDAY Black & White “Zebra” Pasta  |  “The World’s Most Famous” Tomato Sauce  |  Truffled Garlic Bread with Fresh Basil WEDNESDAY Slow-Cooked Split Pea & Ham Soup Continue reading → «February 10th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»


December 2, 2012

SUNDAY Perfect Roast Beef  |  Sliced Baked Potatoes with Parsley Butter  |  Sautéed Carrots with Rosemary & Honey MONDAY Roast Beef Sandwiches with Baby Arugula, Caramelized Onions & Crumbled Bleu Cheese  |  Carrot Soup TUESDAY Grilled Chicken Breasts with Sage Pesto  |  Baked Apples WEDNESDAY Grilled Chicken & Sage Pesto Linguine THURSDAY Fish Tacos  | Continue reading → «December 2, 2012»


Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs & Quinoa Salad

THURSDAY Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs  |  Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes & Apples ♣   ♣   ♣ Today has been consumed by all things Dinner.  Tonight’s dinner, tomorrow night’s chili, never mind next week is Thanksgiving, oh, and yes…there are 5 dinners prior to “T” day to plan. Let’s just handle tonight… Both of these recipes Continue reading → «Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs & Quinoa Salad»


November 11, 2012

SUNDAY Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs  |  Mashed Potatoes  |  Grilled Carrot Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette MONDAY New England Clam & Corn Chowder with Herbs  |  Spinach Salad with Homemade Croutons & Bacon Dressing TUESDAY Michael’s Birthday Dinner… Perfect Roast Beef  |  Mushroom Sauce  |  Bistro Fries with Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Ranch Dip WEDNESDAY Hot Continue reading → «November 11, 2012»