Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I’ve been out of town for the past 10 days so I’m working on getting the blog back and running in the new year. In the meantime, I just received an email from WordPress saying that i had about 33,000 views to the blog in 2010! I was very proud and happy…

Cherry Pie and Thanksgiving

Is everyone getting ready for Thanksgiving? All the traveling, eating, family, eating, friends and eating? I know I am! This year we’re having Thanksgiving at my parents’ house with 23 other people. I’m in charge or the cranberries, two pumpkin pies and pecan pie. As you prepare your recipes, here’s a new possible recipe and…

Vegetarian Chili

The temperature is (slightly) dropping here in D.C. and that got me in the mood for some autumn comfort food. I also just got notice that the vegetarian cookbook I pre-ordered back in spring is finally on it’s way! It’s called the ‘The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour‘ by Kim O’Donnel….

Caramelized Onion, Roasted Garlic and Artichoke Pizza

Pizza is great for experimenting with different flavors, ingredients and combinations. When you get home from work and you just don’t feel like making a big deal out of dinner, homemade pizza is the perfect meal. It’s quick, it can be as gourmet or as simple as you like and it tastes so good! This…

Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

When I plan our dinner menu each week one goal is to make sure we have at least one vegetarian meal. I may have mentioned that in this space before, but I wanted to remind y’all of how much we enjoy a break from meat. Now, I love a good hamburger. However, we often find…

BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Macaroni and Cheese

This is the ultimate gourmet kids meal. This is the way adults can eat mac and cheese and meatballs without feeling like the ordered off the kids menu. The synergy between the flavors are so fantastic and rich, and just wonderful. Now, while we’re on the topic of mac and cheese, I hand this post…

Greek Chicken Kebabs

We all know it’s picnic season, but let’s not forget grilling season! Here in our apartment we have a great balcony but no grill. On the flipside, we do have a great panini press that has served as our indoor grill. We’ve had great success with hot dogs, turkey burgers and now kebabs. These are…

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

To the tune of Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice: All right stop collaborate and listen You’re ‘bout to try a new type of chicken Something grabs a hold of you tightly Garlic and onions cooked really slowly Is it too spicy? Yo, I don’t know Add some spice and give it a go. To…