Cheesy Mushroom Toast

I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with avocado toast.  Trust me I’ve had it and you won’t hear me complaining. There’s something very comforting about toast…the ultimate carbohydrate as a vehicle for deliciousness.  And I always make toast with real butter.  Real, salted, butter.  Absolutely nothing wrong with that.  A crispy piece of bread slathered with


Lobstah Grilled Cheese

When I lived in CT I could get lobster any time I wanted.  It was one of the top 3 reasons I liked living in CT. I could get a lobster roll year round.  Of course they tasted better in the summer, when we were outside, sitting near the water.  But any time there was


Crockpot Coconut Curry Chicken

KB has a thing for Thai-style curry chicken…every time we go out for Thai food, he gets it.  I usually order the drunken noodles, but that’s just me.   Sometimes we share, but that’s only if he doesn’t get it super hot.  When I make it at home, I’m usually making it for the kids


Salsa Verde Pork

I’m a big fan of easy meals.  The easier the better.  And if I don’t have to babysit it on the stove it’s a win-win for me.  Which is why I use my crockpot a lot, especially during the school year when I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  I’ve worked


Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Salad

It’s officially summertime.  It took me a while to say it, since mid-June it still wasn’t as hot here as I imagine summer in Ohio to be.  This is really my second summer in Ohio.  And I don’t even mind the heat.  I’d insert some witty comment here about how at least I’m not in


Loaded “Totchos”

Would you believe there are people in this world who have never had a tater tot?  I kid you not, I made tater tots one day to accompany some french dip sandwiches for someone (who I shall not name) and they asked me what they were.  I thought maybe they were joking.  I mean, didn’t


Fancy French Toast

Pain perdu.  I guess that’s what I should have called this recipe.  Pain perdu.  Say that six times real fast. Fancy French Toast sounds just as fancy.  I’ve always thought french toast was just kind of plain.  I mean, how fancy is it really when it’s just bread dipped in a mixture of eggs, milk


Reuben Quesadilla

So about once a year (literally), I make corned beef.   I could probably do it more often with no complaints from the family, but let’s face it, it’s not something you can eat daily (although I am sure there are some people that eat it frequently).  I’m a firm believer that anything in moderation


BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken salad sandwiches are very versatile.  You can add whatever you want, flavor them however you want, and who doesn’t love a good chicken salad sandwich?  I normally don’t order them when I go out to lunch though because you never know how much mayonnaise the restaurant has added to their chicken salad.  I don’t


Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

I love making oven-roasted vegetables.  It takes away all the active cooking time.  I don’t have to stand at the stove and babysit my vegetables.  And sometimes that’s what makes all the difference during weeknight cooking.  It’s really easy to just throw some veggies on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, add seasoning (salt