Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini

Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini

Normally I wouldn't be crazy-excited for a casserole recipe at the end of August. To me, most casseroles are the perfect comfort food for crisp fall evenings - not the dog days of summer. Although I'd make an exception for things like baked ziti, which I could eat weekly throughout the year without feeling like I'm betraying ...read more »

Wooden Spoons

Wooden Spoons

Wooden spoons. I think at last count I probably have about 30 of them. Okay, maybe not 30. But, easily 20. They're one of those staples that I can't imagine living without. I use them daily, and for a variety of tasks! They're one of my favorite things, just like the white dishes. The wooden spatula is probably my ...read more »

Aromatic Oven Roasted Trout with Herb Butter

Aromatic Oven Roasted Trout with Herb Butter

Good food is nothing short of art, and herbs and spices can add a burst of fantastic flavor to it, especially when they're harvested from your own herb garden, so chemical- and preservative-free.  But there's a standing belief that in order to grow your own herbs you have to have a plot of ground to ...read more »

White Dishes

White Dishes

Let me start by saying this is not a sponsored post. Now that we have that little detail out of the way, I'll start with the whole point of this post: to kick-off sharing some of my favorite things in the kitchen, beyond the pantry. To go into detail about all the kitchen staples I love ...read more »

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Tacos are one of my go-to easy dinner ideas during the work week. Not only can they be thrown together in less than 30 minutes, the kids LOVE tacos and they're easily built to each person's specific and particular tastes: Husband: meat, cheese, green onions, sriracha sauce Nine-year-old: meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, refried beans, sour cream Five-year-old: meat, ...read more »

The Alton Browncast

The Alton Browncast

I'm late to the game with podcasts. My sister, on the other hand, is a podcast junkie. I like to blame this on the fact that she and her husband haven't owned a television in over five years, but I have a feeling she'd be listening to them regardless. Especially now that she lives in Brooklyn ...read more »

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

May, June and July proved to be three of the busiest months of my life. OF MY LIFE. Okay, perhaps I'm being a little melodramatic. The reality is, we did have a lot going on - mostly good stuff - and I'm glad that it's all over. We sold our house and moved to a new house. My ...read more »

Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer Dessert Recipes

It's officially SUMMER. School's been out for two weeks already for my kids, so technically summer vacation started in spring. "Spring" vacation doesn't quite have the same ring though. This summer's a little different for us. We've just moved to our new house on my parents' property, about 40 minutes away from our old house in Frederick. ...read more »

Spring House Manor Farm Visit

Spring House Manor Farm Visit

A couple weekends ago my husband and I were invited to visit Spring House Manor Farm, about 10 minutes away from our old house in Frederick. The owners of the farm are Abby and Tony Brusco, ALSO known as the owners of Hometown Harvest (blog sponsor and organic+local grocery delivery service extraordinaire!). The Brusco family moved out ...read more »

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread is a dinner accompaniment that everyone seems to forget about. And, I have to wonder...why? Here's what's funny. Cornbread's REALLY easy to make and I bet you already have the list of ingredients sitting right in your pantry and fridge. The exception, one might argue, could be buttermilk. Good news - that's an easy fix! Buttermilk is essentially dairy with a little ...read more »

ADMERICA! 2014

ADMERICA! 2014

If you're involved at all in world of advertising and marketing, then it's likely you've heard of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), based out of Washington DC. If you're not involved, here's the AAF mission: The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. We accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of ...read more »

Seared Shrimp with Whole Wheat Pasta

Seared Shrimp with Whole Wheat Pasta

I'm a big fan of pasta. Like, I could eat it just about every night if given the chance. The other evening we needed a quick dinner thrown together after a busy afternoon of dance practice, a lacrosse game, errands and work. Pasta's great because most of the time the entire meal can be cooked in 20 minutes or less, ...read more »

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