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Beet & Orange Salad

by TT June 11th, 2010| Recipes, Salads
Summer, the season of salads.  We tend to make many salads at our house, both as main and side dishes in this season.  Some have a base of greens; others are a combination of fruits, vegetables, or both.  Although we have our go-to salads, such as Caesar, we tend

Homemade Tzatziki

by TT June 7th, 2010| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
When one thinks of meatballs, usually some sort of marinara accompanies it.  However, if the meatballs are made of lamb and have seasonings that lean toward a Greek-inspired dish, then you need a sauce to match.  For me, that is cool and creamy tzatziki.  Made with Greek yogurt, cucumber,

Lamb Meatballs

by TT June 4th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
It is almost the end of the workday on Friday, and yet as I type, I am thinking wistfully about Monday evening.

Thinking about a Monday happily on a Friday?! It might seem odd, as Friday is the start of the weekend, and Monday is the start of the workweek.  So,

Balsamic Reduction

by TT May 21st, 2010| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
As I sat here, mentally preparing this post, I had an internal debate: Is making a balsamic reduction a recipe, or should I create a helpful hint category?

The part of my brain that thought recipe won the debate, though by no means was it a firm and final decision. 

Balsamic Chicken

by TT May 19th, 2010| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
Sometimes simple is what you are seeking in food.  Sure, I enjoy making sauces, sautéing vegetables, and creating new flavor combinations.  However, it also is nice to enjoy food that is less complicated.

This was the case on a recent Sunday.  That Sunday was a day of indulgence.  We had no

Apple Crisp

by TT May 5th, 2010| Desserts, Recipes
Ever since I was a child, I have enjoyed homemade apple crisp.  Growing up in New England, I was fortunate to enjoy the fall with freshly picked apples and usually batches of hot from the oven apple crisp.  Although my mom wasn't necessarily an avid baker, she did enjoy making

Oven Baked Burritos

by TT April 21st, 2010| Main Dishes, Recipes
One of the great things about having access to a grocery store with a fabulous butcher is the amazing variety of meats we can purchase.  When we first visited this grocery store, we were excited to see sections for lamb and veal, each of which were as big as the

Yogurt & Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

by TT April 19th, 2010| Breads, Recipes
Sometimes recipes are created because of the ingredients that happen to be in my kitchen.  This recipe is the perfect example of that.  Yesterday afternoon I noticed that the two bananas remaining from a recent shopping trip were very ripe.  I also knew that most likely they wouldn't be eaten

Simple Cheese Sauce

by TT April 16th, 2010| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
On Wednesday I posted the recipe for Black Bean & Beef Nachos.  In the directions, I noted that you can top the nachos with either shredded cheese or cheese sauce.  As observant readers would have noticed in the picture, the kids opted for a cheese sauce topping on their

Black Bean & Beef Nachos

by TT April 14th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes
Some nights the dinner menu is based on the weather, such as serving homemade soup and bread on a cold, dreary day.  Other nights the menu is based on our schedules.  If we have a night where everyone is running in opposite directions, a simple crockpot dinner may be in

Greek Pockets

by TT April 12th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
It's Monday, and as such I am creating tonight's tapas menu.  While doing this, I realized that I had published only one of the two recipes that I created for our menu two weeks ago.  Having already shared the recipe for Eggplant Rolls, it certainly is time to share

Oreo Ice Cream Pie

by TT April 9th, 2010| Desserts, Recipes
We hosted Easter brunch at our house last weekend.  With a group of twelve, there was plenty of food to share.  Mini quiches, lemon poppy seed bread, roasted asparagus, fruit salad, maple glazed sweet potatoes, and ham were served for our early afternoon meal.  Having filled our stomachs sufficiently and
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