French Roasted Asparagus, Tuna and Hardboiled Egg Sandwiches | Lenten Friday Recipes

We observe meatless Fridays through Lent. And while that should sound like no biggie, it’s surprisingly difficult for a meat-lovin’ family like ours to commit to one day a week sans meat even if we allow ourselves fish, which we do. For someone who spent nearly seven years as a vegetarian, I’m shockingly lacking in [Read On]

Thai Red Curry Shrimp with Coconut Rice (How to Freeze Rice) | Make Ahead Mondays

    My husband doesn’t like curry. …Or at least he SAYS he doesn’t  like curry. He claims it makes him belchy. (Since when did that deter him, I ask…) This is one of my eternal frustrations because I do like it. A lot. It goes both ways.  My husband adores angel hair pasta cooked [Read On]

Pissaladière (French Pizza)

I spent my senior year of high school as an exchange student in the Alsasce region of France.  How my parents managed to pull that off in the middle of a divorce on a church salary and as a full time student I have no idea, but I am eternally grateful. I took full advantage [Read On]

Lazy Sushi Bowls (a.k.a. Scattered Sushi) | Make Ahead Mondays

I’m really excited about today’s post. Why? It’s another one of those things I’ve been making for years and I’m just getting around to sharing it with you. I always feel a mixture of thrill and guilt when I share these perennial favourites. Thrill because I’m giving you something we love so much and guilt [Read On]

Japanese Salmon over Linguine

There are some dishes that come to define special occasions. We have a few of them… The boys’ birthdays almost inevitably have Sticky Chicky Bones and Pig Tails. Thanksgiving means Cranberry Upside Down Cake and Baked Chocolate Custards. Christmas Eve is our potsticker extravaganza. Easter always brings Bunny Bread. Just as much as we can [Read On]

Cold Tuna and Edamame Soba |Frugal Dinners

It’s been a long time since I’ve been grocery shopping. What with one thing and another, it’s been close to a month and a half since my last real shopping trip.* There have been quite a few creative food combinations happening and some of those creative combinations have been really happy accidents. For instance? This. [Read On]

New England Style Fish Cakes and Tart-er Tartar Sauce

I told a friend I was planning on writing a post on fish cakes.  Her response? “Ew.  Fish cakes?  Ew.   That just sounds so wrong.” Point granted. Admittedly you don’t often hear the words ‘fish’ and ‘cake’ put together.  But crab cakes are amazing, how could fish cakes sound so wrong? We’re talking about crispy, [Read On]

Provençal Fish en Cocotte with Garlicky Tomato Sauce

My Dad called me up the other day and gave me a piece of his mind.  “Where are the healthy recipes for folks with dietary restrictions like me?  Your stuff looks great, but there’s a lot there I can’t eat.  People need healthier recipes, too.”   “Sure, Dad,” said I.  I offered to get to it [Read On]