My friend Becky uses a service called Blue Apron. Once a week they send a box of fresh ingredients accompanied by three detailed recipes. She loves it. She received the opportunity to give free meals to friends, so she gave me a free week to try. This is one of the Blue Apron recipes that [...]
My cousin Erica posted a picture of these spinach brownies on Facebook last week and I thought they looked delicious. I love having something in the refrigerator that’s quick and healthy for lunch and these are just the ticket. They’re good both warm or cold, straight from the fridge. The boys wouldn’t go near these [...]
This is a delicious scone recipe and it’s flexible in that you can add whatever you want to it. If you don’t like chocolate chips, you can substitute raisins or blueberries or almost anything else that sounds good to you. I’d like to try blueberries and white chocolate chips next.
These are a nice breakfast treat, [...]
I often make waffles for the boys for breakfast. We have a Belgian waffle iron, and I have never been able to make a light and crispy waffle. The boys love the waffles that I make but I have never found them to be crispy enough. When I do try hard to make them crispy, [...]
Our boys LOVE crepes. A little sliver of a crepe shop opened in our neighborhood recently and the boys ask to stop every time we pass it. According to the boys, they make the best Nutella crepes.
In the past, I have made crepes reluctantly. I never thought I did it very well. I used to [...]
These pancakes were not pretty to look at, but my boys inhaled them and kept asking for more. I made them several times this summer, mostly because when Aunt Sylvia was visiting, we always had a lot of cottage cheese in the refrigerator as she was trying to watch her weight. My boys aren’t big [...]
Recently, I had some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten. It came from a tiny place in Greenport, NY called Salamanders. I tried to buy chicken there once before for the boys, but if you don’t order in advance, no chicken for you! With your chicken comes [...]
I have been very curious about making cheese for some time now. I heard it was easy to make, but I never had the cheesecloth to make it. I just purchased some from Amazon. It cost twice as much as other cheesecloth on the site, but according to the reviews, I needed a very fine [...]
My boys love carbohydrates, and they LOVE naan. They don’t like any other Indian food, just the bread, but they do love the bread. I made some just before we left Shelter Island because I had never made bread on the grill before; it looked like fun. Although this is a recipe that calls for [...]
I’ve been on a peach kick this summer. I bought some the other day, and I knew I’d need to cook with a couple of them because we’re not eating them fast enough. One of my sons – my best fruit eater – has developed Oral Allergy Syndrome. As a result [...]