asian · dinner · Thai · vegan · vegetarian

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

It's cold, dreary, dry--- and the holidays are quickly approaching. What better chance than now to whip up a salad for lunch or dinner? I know, I know, it's not really salad weather. The winter months don't really invoke a cool & crisp salad mood. But with the as busy as everyone's schedule has been this close… Continue reading Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

Sides · vegetable · vegetarian

Spinach & Artichoke Twice-Baked Potatoes

Appetizers are probably the greatest food invention of all time. Seriously, hear me out on this one. Appetizers are basically a prelude to the big musical number. They're the opening monologue of a play that sets the tone for the rest of dinner. Appetizers are the introduction to a meal, and first impressions mean everything.  If there… Continue reading Spinach & Artichoke Twice-Baked Potatoes

baking · dinner · pork

Smoky Pork, Potato & Apple Bake

Have you ever visited a farm before? I'm talking a real, live farm----like Old MacDonald's---complete with cows, chickens, gardens and barn cats. That kind of farm. I got to visit one for the first time this past week: Providence Farms. The old farmhouse was cute and the ducklings and chicks were even cuter. The family that owns the… Continue reading Smoky Pork, Potato & Apple Bake

Meal Madness · Mexican · seafood

Swordfish Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

It's been a wild ride this March Madness. Crazy upsets, last-second buzzer beaters, and legacy teams falling like dominoes. That's the way the cookie crumbles this time of year. It's thrilling and nail-bitingly wonderful  watch. It's terrible and heart-achingly sad when your favorite team loses. I love it. I didn't manage to watch the Florida-Wisconsin game,… Continue reading Swordfish Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa