Our long Trader Joe’s check out line snakes right through their fresh produce department. And when I say snakes, I mean snakes. I have never shopped in a store before where they need an employee to hold up a big “End of Line” sign. Sometimes the line to get in is around the block. It [...]
This has become a weekly staple in our house since tomato season began in August. This makes a great side-dish, and can also stand on its own as a vegetarian main course. I love to eat one for lunch as a left-over. It’s just the right size to be filling enough, but not too much.
You know I like a recipe if I make it twice within a week. I found this recipe in the September issue of Martha Stewart
and made it while I had access to a grill. In the Northeast, this is a great late-August, early-September recipe when eggplant and delicious tomatoes are in season.
I love to [...]
If you’re looking for a classic potato salad recipe made with both mayonnaise and eggs, this is the recipe for you. I have a number of different potato salad recipes on this site, but this is definitely one of my favorites. I love the eggs and the peas in it and the dressing is really [...]
This is my new favorite way to make cauliflower. I wouldn’t say it’s a summer dish because you have to heat your oven to 500 degrees F, which can make your kitchen warm in the summer heat, but it’s a perfect fall dish when the weather gets nippy.
Don’t be fooled by the directions, you do [...]
I’ve mentioned this before – I LOVE quick and easy side dishes made with fresh ingredients. It’s corn season here in the Northeast. It’s so sweet right now that sometimes I add it to recipes raw. This time, I grilled the corn, without the husks, so it got slightly charred. It added some nice flavor [...]
We have had a house full of guests for the last week, so I haven’t had a chance to post anything. They are dear friends from Atlanta who come to visit every summer with their three boys. They just left and we were sad to see them go. They are HUGE fans of my cooking, [...]
If you like Southwestern flavors and you like potato salads that have a mayonnaise base, this potato salad is for you! This is a nice change from your traditional potato salad. It has some nice smoky warmth from the chipotle puree and the cayenne. As with most potato salad recipes I’ve made, this makes A [...]
If you like feta cheese, black olives, and like a really hearty pasta salad, this recipe is for you. I like all of the ingredients that went into it, and I found the salad to be delicious. It has a lot of flavor – more than your typical pasta salad. For dinner the other night, [...]
On Sunday, my parents surprised us with a visit to Shelter Island. It was great to see them. Our boys LOVE it when they visit. My mom told me that all they wanted was a beer when they got here, but I can’t have visitors without serving them a meal. My parents were two hours [...]