Gold'n Plump Chicken Shakers served

Nov 23, 2016

Love and Gourmet Chicken Tenders

Tis the season to be… frantically busy.  Okay, most of us don’t even need holidays for that.  So, I was excited to receive a promotional shipment of a quick and tasty product like Gold’n Plump Chicken Shakers.  And so was my husband (more on that later).    Never heard of Chicken Shakers?  It is a new product that I would describe … Continue reading

Cashew Crusted Mahi Mahi

Nov 6, 2016

Cashew Crusted Mahi Mahi

Isn’t it great to rediscover old friends?  Even old food friends?  Like this Cashew Crusted Mahi Mahi…  When my kids were young and I lived the corporate life, this dish was a favorite.  I had a source of premium mahi mahi (frozen in individual serving sizes) and an afterschool nanny who would make this dish, adapted from Adelphia Seafood.  Preparation … Continue reading

Chicken & Veggies in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Sep 15, 2016

Chicken & Veggies in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Between the seasonal beauty and the bountiful harvest, you have to love autumn.  And eating local?  A snap.  Now the one downside to autumn is that sometimes that bounty part can get away from you.  I remember a CSA harvest party where one woman remarked, “I think I need to quit my job to cook all this food.”  

Grilled Romaine Taco Salad Bar

Aug 18, 2016

Grilled Romaine Taco Salad Bar

August is crazy if you have school kids!  And it doesn’t matter if they are old or young. Young kids outgrow their school clothes, need $376 of (really specific) school supplies and are anxious about their new teacher.  Older kids start school sports, end summer jobs… and maybe even fly away to college at dawn (Mom sobs.)  So it was … Continue reading

Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca served

Aug 14, 2016

Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca

Late summer is tomato season–hooray!  Blessed by vines laden with juicy red fruits, they feature prominently on seasonal menus.  Yes, today’s tomato special is…  Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca.  I am a member of two CSAs (yes, two!)–a holdover from the days my household numbered six.  As a result, I can find myself with a bit of a tomato overload if … Continue reading

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Jun 20, 2016

Lemon Balm Pesto with Shrimp

I grew a new herb on a whim last year—lemon balm. Lemons had been scarce in our area and virtually absent in organic form, which is always my first choice. I had even needed to make my Lemon Ginger Honey Tea with lime. Yes, it was a tough year for lemon lovers.  But what if I could produce a nice … Continue reading

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May 26, 2016

Rosemary Rubbed Sirloin Steak

One of the things I like about blogging is some of the fun & educational things you get to do.  About a month ago I attended a blog meets beef tour in Columbus, Ohio thanks to the Wisconsin Beef Council and other sponsors.  Along with fellow Midwest food bloggers and some super smart food professionals, we visited a beef farm, … Continue reading

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

May 2, 2016

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce & a Tour

Have you seen the cute youtube video about the boy who was planning to go to a broccoli farm?  His parents thought they’d surprise him with a trip to the circus instead—and his reaction?  He really wanted to go to the broccoli farm!  I so understand! I was seriously excited when I got to go to a beef farm last … Continue reading

Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas

Apr 10, 2016

Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas

A freezer full of salmon.  A big jar of miso.  Life is good. So I guess it was inevitable that they would one day come together–as Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas.  Recently, I discovered a recipe for one pan roasted roots & sausage–and a light bulb went on.  I should make more one dish meals!  So the salmon and … Continue reading

Thai Fish Cakes

Mar 20, 2016

Thai Fish Cakes

I just rediscovered a long lost recipe.  It’s almost as much fun as meeting an old friend!  Back in my Corporate Mom days, this recipe for Thai Fish Cakes was a staple. It comes together quickly into a mild but tasty entree that pleases both kids and adults.  Add a slightly exotic sauce (with only four ingredients) and you have … Continue reading

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