Weekend Recap & Potatoes on the Grill

I didn’t have a chance to post yesterday because I was busy busy trying to paint our deck, and receive a shipment for work. When we bought our house the previous owners painted the deck a bright orange, so it was  always on our list of things to do.  We painted it a medium brown…

Chicken Parm Meatballs…OMG Yum!

This recipe is not one of my own, but it is one that is certainly delicious.  I made these a few years ago for dinner one night, as Dan LOVES chicken parm.  They were really easy to make and would be fun to make and bring as an appetizer!  The original recipe can be found at: http://www.daydreamkitchen.com/2012/12/amazing-chicken-parm-meatballs/ …

Weekend Recap and Shrimp & Quinoa with Burrata recipe!

I didn’t have a chance to blog yesterday or the night before, so this is a two part all rolled into one! This weekend was nice because we had the opportunity to sit down, relax a little, and plan our trip to Japan.  We are so excited to go to Japan and China in 3…

Spaghetti Squash Scampi…be careful with this one!

I love spaghetti squash!  It is one of my favorite things to eat.  That being said, it is also a little dangerous to make!  A few years ago when Dan and I lived in Hoboken, we invited our friends Ashley and Randy over for dinner.  I decided I was going to make spaghetti squash shrimp…

My All-time Favorite NYC Restaurant…Becco!

I have tried a whole bunch of restaurants in the city, but my nod for my favorite will always go to Becco.  Becco is over on Restaurant Row on 46th between 8th and 9th.  It is in the heart of the theater district, so it can certainly get very busy.  I recommend a reservation.  The…

Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

This post is a bit later than I had hoped, as my days have been a bit crazier than usual because my  job has had some pretty major changes in the last few weeks.  Initially the changes came as a complete shock, and I was somewhat concerned about my future.  However after my first day with…

Baked Eggplant Parm!

Yum, I love eggplant.  Dan and I order this pizza from a place in our town called Zappia’s and it is eggplant, ricotta, crushed tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese—it is out of this world!!!!  I know this is not a very healthy eggplant option, but here is one that is a bit more healthy! You…

Please make this cough go away- Weekend Recap

This weekend was a rough one, as I have been sick since Wednesday with this awful cold.  I had a sinus infection in January, which was also pretty bad and usually I only get one bad cold per year.  Apparently this year is different.  I think it is all the ups and downs of the…

Side Dish…Roasted Potatoes!

I love to cook, yet I often struggle with coming up with new side dishes to try.  I like to change them up, but sometimes it is hard to be creative, so I just go back to the usuals.  The other day while shopping at Trader Joe’s I saw this adorable little bag of organic…

Simple Side Dish…Chickpea Salad!

So this recipe is super easy and I actually learned it when going to Trader Joe’s to shop, as it was one of the items they were sampling.  It was so yummy, I now make it all the time.  I don’t have the exact measurements, but you can kind of wing it to taste.  Here is what…

Seasons of Love with Thor & Bentley…

So, I woke up this morning bright and early!  I love mornings where waking up isn’t difficult.  It is probably due to the fact that I went to bed at 10 pm.  I tend to be more of a night owl by nature.  I actually write a lot of my blogs at night and then…

Taco Tuesday!

I absolutely love Tacos!  I am always telling Dan that we should make all kinds of recipes to put in taco shells or on a salad.  Last week we had some steak so I marinated it in this Teriyaki Marinade from my favorite place, Trader Joe’s.  When I got home I sautéed green peppers, mushrooms,…