Do you share recipes with your friends? We do and that makes the food taste even better. When I want spaghetti and meatballs, I turn to my friend Roxanne, for hers are the best. Even better, is the story she shares about her favorite recipe and the childhood memories it conjures up when she talks about this dish. [Read more…]
Summer evokes food rituals and traditions. Once such memory that always surfaces is the abundance of fresh basil and fresh mint from the garden or from the farmers’ market. If you do need to purchase basil or mint the price is reasonable and can’t be beat during the summer months. Now is the time to make pesto and make pesto again and make pesto again! Yes, think back to the icy, cold winter. Nothing says warmth on a cold February day like pesto from the freezer. So get out the food processor and start making batch after batch of pesto. Stock your freezer with natures’ bounty.
We’ve all had days that race by in a blur. On those days, it is more important than ever that we enjoy good food around the table and enjoy our family or friends. More often than not the perfect food memory can be created with simple ingredients supplemented from the pantry. [Read more…]
The move is behind us and the boxes are beginning to dwindle just a bit. We are back to normal and enjoying our schedule which includes weeknight dinners at home.
Years ago when our daughter was in her macaroni and cheese mode, we slowly weaned her away from that side dish and converted her to enjoying pesto pasta. [Read more…]
Our family is trying to embrace the concept of Meatless Mondays. Alas, most weeks it becomes Meatless Tuesday, or Wednesday or Thursday, but at least we are trying to trim the amount of meat in our diets.
It seems the only success I have selling this concept to my family is to serve pasta on the meatless day. We come from a long line of pasta lovers, so it is easier to serve pasta and then, for the most part, none of us miss the meat or at least, I don’t hear a whimper about the missing meat. [Read more…]