Yam and Apple Casserole with Citrus Sauce

  Okay, I realize that Thanksgiving is over.  If your refrigerator looks anything like mine–overflowing with leftovers–you may not exactly be clamoring to read about yet another Thanksgiving dish.  I understand, believe me.  Besides the traditional Thanksgiving menu I prepared, the rest of my family also brought enough food to feed another army. But I […]

Bruschetta with Roasted Tomatoes, Thyme and Feta

One of my foodie friends, Lisa of Authentic Suburban Gourmet, makes some mean crostini.  She never seems to run out of topping ideas for these little toasts, sweet or savory or for any occasion. Imagine my delight when she announced me the winner of her Crostini Challenge, thanks to adorable Max!  It was quite a […]

Spaghetti All’Arrabiata

  This will be a quick post for a change–I bet you’re relieved not to have to read (or skip over) my ramblings.  Believe it or not, I’m sitting at the dinner table with my husband and our two friends who are visiting us for the week.  We’re having a casual meal and as we […]

Remembering Capri with a Plate of Spaghetti

My fifth wedding anniversary is in a month so our honeymoon has been on my mind.  After getting married on Kauai, we spent almost a month in Europe.  We had so much fun!  Geared up with a small suitcase and a backpack each, my husband and I spent a week with friends in Ireland then […]

Sumac Rice

  A note:  This is a quick post as I’m heading out of town for a few days.  I’ll have my computer and camera with me, though, so I’ll try my best to share the sights and tastes of my destination with you while I’m gone.  Must tear myself away from the computer now so […]

Sautéed Fava Beans

The end of this week also means a wrap up of all the work that’s been going on at home the last several days.  The swimming pool was drained, got a fresh coating of fiberglass and was re-tiled.  Inside, my husband decided he had grown tired of the red walls in our guest bathroom so […]

Marinated Tofu and Vegetable Stir-Fry

  If you’re primarily a carnivore like I am, you might be inclined to pass on this one.  This dish is strictly vegetarian but I if you wouldn’t consider it as a main dish, it might be a suitable side.  In an effort to give you a better idea of our typical weeknight fare, I […]