Oh So Simple Brownies

The other night Anthony had a group of friends stop by, and I felt bad since we didn’t have anything in the way of snack foods around.  Luckily I remembered that my friend Erika had recently posted a basic brownie recipe on Facebook. Half an hour later I had a pan of brownies out of […]

100th Post

Wow! 100 posts* later and I am still blogging. While on one hand 100 seems like a big number, looking back over the last few months I realize it got here in a hurry. I have noticed many bloggers use their 100th post as an opportunity to look back at their blog and pick out […]

Lemony Farro with Scallops

Recent conversation at our house: “We’re having farro for dinner tonight” “What?  We’re having ferret?” OK, so it might not have gone exactly like that… A little while ago we bought some farro – a whole-grain wheat product that looks a bit like barley but has a crunchy, nuttier flavor – and I’ve now made […]

Mango and Tomato Salad

Mangos have been plentiful (and cheap) at the grocery store lately, so I have been buying them in droves.  While we will sometimes just cut them up to snack on, more often I have been incorporating them into salads.  I have tried a few different variations and this mango and baby tomato salad was my […]

Mom’s Quick Cherry Cobbler

Here is another installment of recipes from the cookbook mom made for me when I had my first apartment. Unlike the bean salad – which I can vividly remember her making – I have no recollection of ever eating this cherry cobbler. I can picture growing up in Rochester in the 60’s and 70’s and […]

Hawaiian Carrot Salad

It was HOT last week in Worcester.  It was way too hot to do much cooking, and even when I did there was little energy left over to blog.    When it is that hot, cool salads are on order and I found a nice one that was worth sharing. This Hawaiian Carrot Salad was just […]

Mom’s Bean Salad

Many of the food blogs I read have stories of how the author remembers making a certain dish with his or her (usually her) mother.  Unfortunately I don’t have any of those stories, as I discovered this passion for cooking after mom passed away.  What I do have however is a priceless cookbook that mom […]

Key Lime Pie Bars

Avid readers of this blog may recall that I made a great Key Lime Pie a few months back, with a unique twist of cutting one of the pieces into the shape of Florida when serving.  (Read that blog post if you are curious as to why).  One side benefit of making the pie is […]

Blueberry Strata

A strata is definitely one of my favorite things to make when we are having friends over for brunch.  Cut up some bread, toss with an egg, sugar & vanilla mixture, spread in a 9×13 pan, throw in fruit and cream cheese and then let sit overnight.  In the morning simply stick it in the […]