Recipe: French toast five ways

Depending on the occasion, I have several ways to prepare this dish, and some of them are so easy a child can do it…and has. If you’re reading this blog, odds are you are a foodie. And as a foodie, you’ve probably watched at least five episodes of Food Network’s show Chopped. And of those…

Recipe Review: No such thing as a chocoholic’s diet

Guilty as charged. I am one of the leaders in the chocoholic’s anonymous club…if there is such a thing. I’m not prejudice. I like white. I like milk. I like dark. I like special dark. I like semi sweet, and I like bitter sweet when I’m baking. It’s very seldom some one offers me chocolate…

Seared scallops with gnocchi and saged brown butter

I often find myself at the grocery store, meandering up and down aisles, looking for inspiration. And like the animated movie Ratatouille from Disney, inspiration can come from anywhere. My first go-to is to ask The Hubs and children if they have any cravings. If not, I either look for a new ingredient I’ve never…

Game Day Favorite – Wontons

I like football might be an understatement. I LOVE football season and being a die-hard Broncos fan its imperative that we celebrate each week appropriately. That means with great friends, ones who will find it equally important to scream at the referees and root for their teams, and even better food with the occasional beverage….

Mid-afternoon Pick-me-up

My three young children watch a show about other young children who prance around a small town saving each other while in their pajamas; it’s quite invigorating-let me tell ya! I can’t help but want some of that energy back from “the day.” You know what I’m talking about…the constant energy bursting from our seams,…

Gone bananas

When was the last time you ate a banana? Can you even remember? Apparently, someone somewhere ran studies showing that bananas are the most consumed fruit of all fruits out there. That’s… well… bananas! I have never purchased more bananas than since I’ve become a mother. They’re easy, quick, nutritious and offer a subtle sweetness that…

Recipe: Plate-lickin’ crab cake

I’d like to offer you one of our household staples; a favorite of not only my Hubs but our children as well. It’s relatively easy and most ingredients can be altered to fit what you have on hand. It can be prepared ahead of time, or it can be whipped up last minute. The crab…

NYC Delight, Episode 1

It’s New Year’s Eve. Hubs and I sit on our comfy sofa at home watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on TV. There are an estimated 1,000,000 people in Times Square of New York City! Have you ever been to Times Square? Let me tell you it’s not very big. The thought of cramming…