by TT May 9th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Planning our menu for a mid-week dinner, I had decided on a pork tenderloin and broccoli, but I needed one more dish to complete our meal. Although some sort of potato or rice dish would work, I was looking for something lighter. I also wanted to make a dish that
by TT May 7th, 2009| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday
When I was working on this Monday's tapas menu, I wanted a veggie dish that would compliment our Greek theme. Zucchini seemed to be a prevalent ingredient in Greek menus that I reviewed. As both of us like zucchini (and the kids generally don't), it was a great veggie to
by TT May 5th, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
It's been a few weeks since we had Tapas Monday at our house. Between business travel and family obligations, we have not been at home together on a Monday night recently. So, yesterday I was quite excited to plan our dinner. With a freezer full of meats from a recent
by TT April 20th, 2009| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Last week, my son requested pasta with spinach sauce. I hadn't made it for him in a few years and wasn't sure if I still had the recipe. I decided that I would create my own recipe that was creamier than what I used to make.
To make this a multi-faceted
by TT April 15th, 2009| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes
As mentioned in the previous post, Saturday was an afternoon of grocery shopping and cooking for my husband and me. While I worked on the Pineapple-Mango Chutney
, he was busy creating a pork dish.
Keeping with our plan for finger foods to be eaten at an indoor picnic, we decided
by TT April 13th, 2009| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
Saturday was an enjoyable day. My husband and I spent the afternoon shopping at our new favorite grocery store and then came home and cooked. We made an assortment of finger foods that we could eat as a late night, indoor picnic.
With our grocery store having excellent butcher and cheese
by TT April 6th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
Winter is fading in New England, but the days still can be cold, so my season of soup making is not done yet. However, as soup season has been in place for several months, I was ready to try something new last week.
My husband suggested making a soup with an
by TT April 2nd, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes
This past Saturday, my husband and I decided to head to Salem, NH, to do some shopping. Heading out later in the morning, we planned to try a restaurant new to us for breakfast before heading to the mall. (The review of this great eatery will be posted in the
by TT March 27th, 2009| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
Most of my family likes corned beef. So, when I purchase it for our St. Patrick's Day dinner, I purchase more than will be eaten at that meal. Depending on the amount we have left, it can be used to make sandwiches or hash or just eaten plain.
As all of
by TT March 23rd, 2009| Breads, Recipes
I have some Irish ancestry, thanks to my grandma. However, I only cook Irish foods one day a year, St. Patrick's Day. When I make that dinner, though, everything is homemade. I served corned beef, potatoes, carrots, and cabbage with malt vinegar on the side. Of course, Irish Soda Bread
by TT March 19th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Asparagus is a popular vegetable choice in our house. In fact, it is so popular that it is often requested by the kids. Well, some of them anyway. . .
So, with it being served as a side dish every few weeks, I have become bored with steamed asparagus. However, the
by TT March 17th, 2009| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday
In our house, both my husband and I enjoy cooking. In fact, we love a lazy Sunday where we can spend the afternoon in the kitchen making a variety of culinary creations. However, until last weekend we had an obstacle or two when cooking.
The biggest obstacle was our stove, which