How to make Housemade Quick Cucumber Pickles

Hoisin Burgers with Housemade Quick Pickles

My last review of Dinner: The Playbook Cookbook and How to Make Quick Cucumber Pickles Continue Reading →


Eggy and Avocado Open Faced Sandwich with a Spinach and Kale Salad with Parmesan and Dijon Vinaigrette

Basic Dijon Vinaigrette and Eggy and Avocado Open Faced Sandwich…

How to make a basic Dijon Vinaigrette and putting something on the table in 15 minutes when cooking is the last thing you want to do. Continue Reading →


Turkey Parmesan Meatballs with Butter Tomato Sauce and Zucchini Noodles

Asian-Style BBQ Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice and Ginger-Coconut Sugar Snap Peas

Asian Style Barbecue Chicken with Ginger-Coconut Snap Peas and Cilantro-Lime Rice

First and foremost…how cute is my sous chef? Every night, Blake wants to help make dinner.  There are so many of these nights that I want to say no, because … Continue Reading →


Frittata with Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Confetti Kale with Pecorino

Zucchini Frittata with Kale Salad

It’s been awhile…Like just over a year awhile.  Well, that happens, you know – life.  I never stopped cooking, but I started PTO, after school activities five days a week, … Continue Reading →


Granola Oatmeal Coconut Bars

Coconut, Date and Almond Granola Bars

Theory is how I cook.  I have an idea, I research it, think about it and experiment with it.  Then eventually something works.  It’s a method, but it makes for … Continue Reading →


Tomatoes Before Roasting

Thyme and Olive Oil Roasted Tomatoes

Roasting vegetables is nothing new and really it is quite simple.  But, I had a batch of Roma Tomatoes that are not quite at the peak of their season and … Continue Reading →