Red Wine Braised Beef Stew

Red Wine Braised Beef Stew

Last winter I was hosting something – maybe the Super Bowl? I can’t remember. Rich was on a new, super limited diet and my SIL has Celiac. I wanted make ahead, I wanted crowd pleasing, I wanted big-batch. My favorite menu for those specifications is usually Italian style pulled pork with broccoli rabe, long...

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

I enjoy lemon desserts – not as much as chocolate but they have their place. When I was in my more experimental baking phase (which also happened to be my childless phase, how do you figure), I used to love making lemon curd. I’d spread some on a warm biscuit with freshly whipped cream...

Simple, Perfect Brownies

Simple, Perfect Brownies

Brownies you can make in one bowl, using just a whisk? That’s my kind of dessert. The bake all at once (obviously) and freeze fabulously. I cut them small and pack one each day, from the freezer, in my daughter’s lunch box. Such an ideal treat. I love these – they cut well, come...

Salmon with Fresh Dill

Salmon with Fresh Dill

This is king salmon, which I know nothing about, but I think that’s why it’s more white in color. It was DELICIOUS. There’s a farmer at my grower’s market that is doing a 25 cent “give away” to celebrate the market’s 25th season. This particular Saturday it was dill. Dill is not my favorite,...

Cocoa Almond Granola

Cocoa Almond Granola

We go to Florida each year to visit my parents (they spend their winters there, much to my dad’s happiness but my chagrin) and this year, they treated us to a fab breakfast buffet. My daughter made herself a fruit, yogurt and granola parfait and apparently this was a first time meal for her....

Salad with Tuna, Egg and Parmigiano

Salad with Tuna, Egg and Parmigiano

When we lived in the West Chester borough we would hit a restaurant called Teca for dinner fairly often, as it was closest to the house and relatively healthy as far as eating out goes. They have a great menu but I couldn’t not get this one salad entree called “Teca Tonnata”. I would...

Chicken in Creamy Mushrooms, Spinach and Artichokes

Chicken in Creamy Mushrooms, Spinach and Artichokes

So, there’s been a slight change in my husband’s diet for his autoimmune issue. There’s a whole lot of science behind it, and you’ll notice I tag this dinner as “lectin free”. If you want to know more then read “The Plant Paradox”, but he’s giving it a try. This means dinners that I...

Spaghetti Squash with Beef, Mushrooms and Spinach

Spaghetti Squash with Beef, Mushrooms and Spinach

I’ve mentioned before that my husband has an autoimmune disease. For this reason he has eaten sans gluten for over three years, but in early January he decided to try the AIP diet, or autoimmune protocol. It’s depressingly basic and also new, so the world of Pinterest recipes has not yet caught up. Luckily...

Pizza Casserole

Pizza Casserole

I had pulled a recipe for an upside down pizza casserole from a magazine and tweaked the heck out of it (no olives! no bread cubes! more veggies!). Basically, if you toss anything with sauce and pizza herbs and top it with cheese, it tastes like pizza, so why not hide a crap ton...

Naked Burger Salad

Naked Burger Salad

The title is the worst, but it’s what’s listed on restaurant menus and who I am to change it up? This is a favorite order of my husband’s, seeing as he’s a gluten-hating burger-loving guy. I too, am a fan. I’ve been making versions of this for a while for our dinners, but usually...

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