by TT December 31st, 2007| Drinks, Recipes
Putting away Christmas items and "undecorating" the tree today has put me in a reflective state of mind. In the last six and a half months, I have shared daily events and recipes. Each recipe about which I have written is part of a memory of this year. There have
by TT December 29th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
Christmas has been celebrated at our home no less than 5 times this season. We have had 2 Christmas Eves and 3 Christmas Days. Needless to say we are ready for New Year's - a different holiday to celebrate.
Christmas Eve#1 was celebrated with 1 set of parents, friends, and 2 of
by TK December 24th, 2007| Restaurant Reviews
For a special holiday fare, we decided to go somewhere with a great reputation for creating special occasions - Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire. My delightful girlfriend, Michele, set the entire evening up (arranging for a babysitter and getting the reservation). She set the reservation for 8:30, but
by TT December 24th, 2007| Drinks, Recipes
On a recent evening, we decided to stay home and have homemade appetizers. When the appetizers were prepared, I peered into our liquor cabinet to see what unique beverage I could make. Keeping our mixer options in mind, I toyed with ideas. I considered some shot drink recipes
by TT December 23rd, 2007| Recipes, Sandwiches
An elegant evening was planned as a surprise for last night, a sort of pre-holiday relaxing evening. A babysitter was hired for the kids and a kid gourmet meal of mac & cheese was served. While the children dined on their fine food, the two of us got dressed in more
by TT December 23rd, 2007| Desserts, Recipes
With Christmas only a few days away, there are many preparations for the holiday. For us it will be a multi-day celebration. By the time New Year's arrives, we will have had 4 or 5 Christmas gatherings with different combinations of friends and family.
As preparation for this week, I have
by TT December 21st, 2007| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Brussel sprouts. Just the name alone can make people say, "No, thank you," to a dinner invitation. Probably one of the least liked vegies for kids, it is a tasty side dish for many meals. I learned just how unpopular this vegetable is at the grocery store the other day.
by TT December 20th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
On a recent weekday, I had a middle of the day appointment that kept me home from work. While getting ready for my day I thought about the meal I could make, as I would have more free time in the afternoon. Before going to my appointment I had decided
by TT December 11th, 2007| Breakfast Dishes, Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
With the holiday season upon us, many of us let our good eating habits fall by the wayside. There are temptations everywhere you look: cookies, eggnog, fried latkes.
To balance these tasty munchies, I try to make meals using more healthy recipes
. Quite often I do that by having a high protein breakfast, such
by TT December 8th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
On a recent weeknight, the house was full of activity. With a school concert to attend and a variety of palates to please, I was looking for a meal that could be individualized but would not create lots of dishes to clean.
Pondering the taste preferences of 2 children and 3
by TT December 2nd, 2007| Recipes, Soups & Stews
Last week on the way home from the dentist where I had Invisalign
braces put on my teeth, we decidedto start a new tradition.
A new tradition has been started. With the arrival of chilly nights, there is a once a week soup night. One of the fun parts of