Lemon & Olive Oil Grilled Mahi Mahi

grilled mahi

I know you’ve got those grills fired up and ready for all kinds of Memorial Weekend food!! We are currently in route to “Hotel Weissinger” where we will swim, soak up the sun, have some drinks and eat and hang with our best friends and adopted second family, so in anticipation of the dreaded first […]


Pan-Roasted Salmon with Sauteed Haricot Vert

salmon with hericot vert

  I am obsessed with my most recent Bon Appetit issue.  It is “The Cooking School Issue” and  before I could even get beyond the “Pan Roasting” section of  this awesome tutorial of a magazine, I was in the kitchen cooking!!!  Now, I am sure the BA would be none too thrilled that I used frozen fish […]


“Doctored Up” Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

tomato soup

Growing up we had this term called “Doctoring it Up” we would use when we would take something that was premade and just add a few things to make it a little better or make it seem a little more homemade.  Our favorite thing my parents would “doctor it up” was Totino’s pizza on Friday nights […]


Sweet & Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes


In an effort to make a quick and easy sweet potato that didn’t involve the same ole same ole, cook, open, add salt & butter, I decided to get a little creative, but still kept it simple.  The sweet got a little sweeter with rich maple syrup, but took on a savory turn with fresh […]


Baked Tilapia with Crab & Mushroom Stuffing with Lemon Dill Sauce

Baked Tilapia

Believe it or not this qualifies for the Busy Mom Challenge and can be on the table in 30 minutes, but more than that it is also healthy and filling.  As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I really try to lighten things up a little and with the anticipation of all the kitchen time to […]


Apple & Onion Slow Cooker Chicken with Fresh Herbs

SC Chicken3

This is just a pretty plain and straight-forward post for your Sunday Supper.   Maybe not for this Sunday since it would be 10 pm before you got to eat, but definitley one to put on the menu for next Sunday.  After a little bit of prepwork, set your crockpot,  head to church and by dinner […]


“You Go, Grill!!!!” – Grilled Lobster Tail with Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

Grilled Lobster Tail with Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

 Corny, but gets me every time!! “Under construction” seems to be a recurring theme in my life these days.  We bought our house almost 3 years ago and aside from a few cosmetic updates, it was virtually as it was the day it was finished being built in 1987.  I am not a huge fan […]


O Basil! My Basil! – An Ode to Pesto

Fresh basil

Oh, Basil! My, Basil! the dreaded wait is done; You started as a little plant and now my gardening has won; The kitchen is near, the food processor I hear, the pesto is forthcoming While fellow bellies try to wait, the hungrier we’re becoming But oh plate! plate! plate! Oh the empty stare of white Where on the stove […]