by TT October 29th, 2008| Recipes, Side Dishes
As a child, I would have picked onions out of many dishes. I wouldn't have wanted them on a salad, in a sandwich, probably not in a soup either. However, with age I developed a more adventurous palate. In fact, I still am opening my mind to new foods, but
by TT October 28th, 2008| Recipes, Sandwiches
After a very big dinner at an Italian restaurant on Saturday, neither of us were hungry for breakfast the next morning. However, as the morning passed, our appetites awakened. Being a Sunday with not much on our schedule, we decided to do a little grocery shopping in the morning and
by TT October 22nd, 2008| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
It's fall in New England, so what are you going to do on a blustery weekend afternoon besides go apple picking? That is exactly what my husband and I did this past Saturday with two of our children. The apple picking was a little confusing, as the orchard we chose
by TT September 23rd, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
What does it mean when: nachos are considered an excellent dinner? dinner consists of finger foods (or at the most, foods that can be eaten using only a toothpick)? the dining room for Sunday dinner is actually the living room? It must be football season.
Yes, the NFL season has returned.
by TT September 18th, 2008| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
I have enjoyed baking since my childhood. As a teenager, I baked cookies, brownies, and pies. I would cut recipes out of magazines to try at a future date. This love for baking grew into a love for cooking all dishes. Still, there are dishes that I have yet to
by TT September 17th, 2008| Recipes, Salads
Just last week I wrote about the arrival of chilly fall days and making soup. It may come of no surprise to my fellow New Englanders, but a day or two after that, we had very warm weather. In this part of the country, you need to have a big
by TT September 12th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
Working from home, I have the benefit of making lunch in my kitchen. I don't have to decide either the night before or early that morning what I will want for lunch.
With plans to go to dinner with friends at an Italian restaurant tonight, I wanted a lunch that would
by TT September 11th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
With the arrival of September in New Hampshire, the feel of fall is omnipresent. Although the days can be warm, the nights are cold, with temperatures dipping into the 40s. Thus, our menu begins its transformation from salads and fresh produce to soups and homemade bread.
Earlier in the week, the
by TT September 4th, 2008| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
For many people a weekend morning without plans is the perfect occasion for sleeping late. For me, it is the perfect time for a big, homemade breakfast. At our house, the kids often request my cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip scones
, pancakes, or waffles
. However, if the kids aren't
by TT September 3rd, 2008| Recipes, Salads
All four of our children enjoy helping to prepare dinner. In fact, we often need to divide kitchen assistance so that everyone gets a chance to cut, stir, etc. After a recent Sunday dinner, in which two of the children helped make dinner, each of them wanted to cook dinner
by TT August 28th, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
I prefer to eat homemade foods. If I am asked to bring cookies for a school party, I bake them. If I am serving chili for dinner, I make it from scratch, not by opening a can. With that being said, I am not opposed to simple dishes, where one
by TT August 27th, 2008| Breads, Recipes
After taking a hike with two of our children yesterday, we decided to cook as a family last night. Having seen a show recently that featured chicken-friend steak, we were craving that as our main course. With the Southern theme beginning, we chose to accompany the steak with homemade onion