Braised Spinach and Chickpeas with Lemon

We love this stew. It has truly become a staple in our house. I know that I’ve talked about different dishes becoming staple foods. Sometimes that’s true and other times I go back and read an old recipe where I tout the deliciousness of the dish and exclaim that “this is a staple!”…when in fact…it…

Saturday Sandwiches

What is a Saturday sandwich? At the most basic level, it’s a veggie sandwich. But it’s also a sandwich that takes time to construct and therefore represents the leisurely way we try to spend our time on the weekends. Saturday’s are a time to hang out, run errands, play outside and enjoy lunch all together…

Chicken Cacciatore

Even though it’s hot as hades outside, this slow cooked, one pot, perfect for a cold winter night meal, hit the spot. Sometimes a meal is perfect for a certain season, and sometimes a meal is perfect for a certain time your life. James and I recently made a couple big life decisions and I…

Crustless Vegetarian Quiche

Every other month a group of friends and I get together for brunch. In the alternate months we get drinks. So we have a good system in place to get together, talk, eat and drink. But when we get together for brunch, we bring our A Game. Look at this spread: fresh peaches, carrot quick…

Mandarin Orange Passover Kugel

This year I signed up to the bring a fruit kugel to Passover. Before I saw my family’s shared Google Spreadsheet, I didn’t know there was a “Passover-safe” fruit kugel. There are seemingly endless options for savory kugels but in my search online for ‘fruit kugels for passover’ or ‘sweet kugels for passover’ I only…

Dill Salmon Patties

Imaginary conversation that took place in my head while making these: Imaginary person: Look at those great appetizers! Me: They would make great appetizers — except I made them for my son. Imaginary person: Wow, how old is your son? Me: Almost 14 months. And he LOVED them. — End Scene — Obviously that didn’t…