Category Archives: Mains

Chicken Satay with Brown Rice and Spicy Peanut Sauce

Over spring break we were lucky enough to get away overnight with good friends (great idea Mari!). Nowhere crazy, we kept it local but fun. So nice to get away even just for one night. So we ate dinner out at The Continental in Atlantic City and shared a couple of dishes that were super yummy. One or two in… Read more »

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Bowls with Quinoa Salad

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This recipe was the result of my milling around in the produce section wondering what I could make to go with shrimp. I didn’t want to make a pasta dish, already had that last week. I thought something with grains, I have quinoa in my pantry,  and a slightly Asian seasoning might be nice. So I grabbed some lemons, scallions,… Read more »

Stromboli with Easy Marinara Sauce

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Recently I tried my hand at homemade pizza dough. Have I mentioned that I love to make dough? The recipe was really easy to work with, and once I got the hang of sliding them onto the sizzling hot pizza stone in the oven, the process went along pretty smoothly. This is now my families favorite pizza. (Sorry local pizza places!)… Read more »

Fried Goat Cheese with Dressed Baby Greens and Sweet Red Peppers

  Sometimes I want a little something for dinner…not too big, not too small, but something just right. A salad with just vegetables won’t cut it, I’ll just be hungry again later and for the sake of my overall health, well being and waistline, I try not to eat later than 7 PM. This salad is just the thing. The… Read more »

Hot Wing Chicken Skewers with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Definitely the hardest part so far about creating a food blog, for me anyway, is getting the pictures to look right. Who knew? In fact, I had an entirely different recipe planned for today’s post – the Best Roast Chicken Ever, but the photos looked blah. Next time I make it though I will know so much more about food photography…. Read more »

Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas and Gremolata

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I had no idea what to make for dinner last night. The kids were home for an extended weekend and had been gobbling up most of the food I purchased at the grocery store before their break. My temptation was to order out and my kids were more than willing to let that happen, but I just didn’t feel like… Read more »

Mac-n-Cheese with Brown Butter Sage Croutons

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There is something about a pending snow storm. An excitement in the air, even when it comes on the weekend and robs our kids of a snow day.  At my house it was an excuse to invite some friends, make a warm and comforting mac-n-cheese, light a fire in the fireplace and break out the hearty red wine and scotch…. Read more »