by TT September 9th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
Last week when I asked our eleven year old daughter what she wanted for dinner, she requested haddock and green beans. For some kids that might mean fish sticks and canned veggies but not our daughter. Nope, she wants fish from the seafood counter that we bread lightly and fresh
by TT September 7th, 2009| Recipes, Sandwiches
The kids have returned to school, and summer is nearing its end, which means that apple season has arrived in New England. Although apples are readily available all year long, none are as tasty as an apple that is eaten the same day that it is picked.
Of course, we eat
by TT August 28th, 2009| Breads, Recipes
I broke one of my baking rules yesterday, which is that baking yeast breads should be done in cool weather only. It should be noted that though my house has central air, something about knowing the weather outside is hot make me not want to complete all the steps required.
by TT August 21st, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
Bringing two of the kids to Delaware for a weekend with their grandparents, we decided to celebrate PopPop's birthday a week early. Instead of purchasing some random golfing accessory, we opted to make his birthday dinner his present. Planning dinner was the easy part- he's a meat and potatoes sort
by TT August 18th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
We attended a friend's 40th birthday/housewarming cookout this past Saturday. As the hosts were providing the main part of the meal (a pig roast plus hot dogs and hamburgers), guests were asked to bring a dessert or side dish. With a family of six, we decided we should bring one
by TT August 13th, 2009| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
On Saturday morning our two daughters weren't home as they were having a special girls only sleepover at their aunt and uncle's house. My husband decided to take our two sons fishing at a local pond, and I chose to stay home and make a special breakfast for the four
by TT August 11th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Sandwiches
Summer can be such a short season in New England. This year it seems like it may be very short after the cool, rainy start summer had. However, days of temps in the 80s and extra humidity have arrived, making summer's presence well known.
While some may complain that it's too
by TT August 4th, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes
As I wrote in my last post, we recently enjoyed a Saturday dinner of Italian appetizers
with friends. The inspiration for the Italian theme was the ready to be picked basil plant on our front porch. I love using fresh basil in recipes, most often in tomato-based dishes. Whether
by TT August 2nd, 2009| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes
On a recent Saturday night we had our best friends over for dinner. As we usually end up standing around our kitchen counter instead of sitting at the dining room table or lounging in the living room, making a variety of appetizers seemed to be the best menu.
I decided to
by TT July 28th, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
While I thoroughly enjoy cooking and baking, sometimes the simplest of recipes makes the best dish. Over the past few weeks, I have found that to be true.
Last night, I decided to try a new recipe for baked ricotta. I was hoping for a flavorful dip that I could serve
by TT July 20th, 2009| Recipes, Sandwiches
Recently, my husband and I have had more time to cook together on weekends. With less travel and fewer kid events due to summer, we have had more opportunities to experiment with new ingredients and recipes. As we both enjoy cooking, it has been a wonderful way to spend our
by TT July 17th, 2009| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Although I often refer to my husband's and my late Monday dinners as Tapas Night, not all of our meals consist of tapas dishes. We have had flatbread pizza, fondue
, and salad
, just to name a few alternate meals. However, for a significant portion of these dinners I