Category Archive: Recipes

Basic Risotto

After taking it easy the last couple of days and sleeping for twelve straight hours last night (seriously!), I am finally starting to feel like a normal human being since catching this cold!… Continue reading

Tahini Dressing

I’m not a huge fan of salad dressing… I’ll usually just use a really good balsamic vinegar with a touch of olive oil but this is such a delicious one that I had… Continue reading

Bolognese Sauce

The thing I was most excited about when my parents got me Martha Stewart’s Cooking School for Christmas was being able to learn how to make things I’d never done before. There’s a… Continue reading

Puff Pastry Breakfast Squares

This weekend went by far too quickly, as my husband and I spent most of it working, but we did have a VERY lazy day yesterday. We like to cook a big breakfast… Continue reading

Brush Embroidery & Heart Cookies

I hope that all of you had a great weekend (which if you’re lucky enough to have today off is still going!) as well as a wonderful Valentine’s Day. We’re not fanatics about… Continue reading

Sorbet Mimosas & Oven Baked Hash Browns

Since things have finally calmed down from the holidays and the madness of trying to finish projects for the bedroom, we invited my parents to come up for the weekend and we had… Continue reading

BBQ Sweet Potato Chips

My husband and I love going out and doing stuff just as much as the next person but sometimes our favorite thing to do on the weekend is try out new recipes, curl… Continue reading

Vegetable Stock Two Ways

Last week I showed you how to make your own chicken stock two different ways (a basic stock and a pressure cooked one) and now I have an even easier stock, a homemade… Continue reading

Radicchio & Mushroom Chicken Roulade

As seems to be the new normal, this weekend flew by! It seems like now that we have so many projects for the bedroom going (see one here and another here) it’s always… Continue reading

Chicken Stock Two Ways

I can’t believe that it’s already Monday… we were so busy this weekend that it flew by! We finally finished the velvet-tufted headboard and installed it (and then re-installed it two more times… Continue reading

Lobster & Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

As I mentioned in my previous post, my birthday was last Friday and there truly is nothing I enjoy more than cooking a nice meal with my husband. Don’t get me wrong, I… Continue reading

How to Boil a Lobster & Remove the Meat

Things have been slightly insane here since I last posted, which is why so much time has passed in between! The painters came yesterday so we spend the whole weekend going through each… Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

We had a nice relaxing weekend here… we had a wonderful time at my husband’s work Christmas party and we got a lot of little projects done for the ¬†bedroom remodel. We re-painted… Continue reading

Cutting Up a Whole Chicken

I hope that everyone had a safe and happy New Year… we enjoyed an amazing meal and had a fantastic time with friends, most of which were my husbands old teammates so it’s… Continue reading

Happy New Year!

I can’t believe how fast this year flew by and that 2013 is just hours away! I wanted to take the time to wish all of you a happy, healthy and safe New… Continue reading

Champagne Risotto

I hope all of you are settling back in to work (or, if you’re lucky enjoying your vacation time!) after a nice holiday. I know by now most of you are shifting focus… Continue reading

Peppermint Meringues

Every year I make my husband’s bosses an assortment of my Christmas cookies. Since I actually didn’t make any cookies this year (with the exception of a few dozen for a family cookie… Continue reading

Snickers Cupcakes Revisited

I wanted to revisit these shamefully good cupcakes for a couple of reasons. One, when I took the original pictures the first time it was in a dark kitchen on my iPhone in… Continue reading

Butternut Squash, Apple & Gorgonzola Gratin

My parents came to stay at our house the weekend after Thanksgiving so that we could do some shopping and my mom could help me with a few projects. We did the whole… Continue reading

Apple Braised Turkey Thighs

I know that some of you may just be cooking for for two this Thanksgiving and that many of you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in your part of the world, so I wanted to… Continue reading