Summer Shrimp Toasty

 

Shrimp Toasty

Well, I’m just plain embarrassed. Not quite the turn-my-cheeks-rosy and want-to-go-hide-in-a-corner level of embarrassed. It’s more like when you just waved to someone you thought you knew, but turned out to be a total stranger. Yes, it’s been almost been a whole month since my last entry. Tisk tisk, Megan, I know. Wag your finger at me all you want, blogosphere, but I’ve had some big stuff goin’ on. And I’m playin’ that card.

Continue reading

Summer Zucchini Panini

 

Zucchini Panini

Grilled zucchini with salty cured meat and some creamy provolone cheese, all layered together with toasted bread makes one heck of a summer sandwich. How do I know this? Well, I’ve made it two times in the past month and am now planning a third.

A bigger bonus is that I can do it all on our handy-dandy panini press that we received as a wedding gift years back.

Continue reading

Changes

 

Changes

A little love from a student.

Wow. Wow. Wow. It’s really been three weeks worth of wooooooows since I posted the Apfel kuchen recipe. Since then, a lot has changed – don’t worry – all good things. Let’s just say that the carefree, garden-tending, cooking, blogging, art-making, mommying-filled, leisurely summer I had pictured in my mind’s eye earlier this month has now transitioned to…

Continue reading

Coca with Candied Red Peppers

 

Coca with Candied Red Peppers

“Wait…Mrs. D?” says skeptical 7th grader. “Yes?” responds ever-patient teacher (me).

“Umm…is this spicy? Cause I don’t eat spicy foods.” “No, it’s actually a little sweet. Think of how sweet and savory flavors go together sometimes.” “Okay,” he says cautiously as he takes his first bite. “Oooh, it’s actually good!”

“Yes, it actually is,” I say and smile.

Continue reading

Spring Salad with Asparagus and Avocado and Dill Dressing

 

Spring Salad

A funk. That’s right. I’m writing this on Sunday at the end of Spring Break (by the way, woo-hoo!) and that is where I find myself. A bonafide stalled-out, borderline-Negative Nancy, unsure-how-I-feel-about-the-world funk.

Is it the gloomy, wet weather outside? Was it being up twice last night to crying Miss M.? Am I being a spoiled snot who is ungrateful for a week off?

Continue reading

Thin Mint Brownies with Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting

 

Thin Mint Brownies

I’m feeling lucky.

No, I’m not talking about the clothing brand, doing a random google search, or describing a recent experience of good fortune at the local casino (I’m not a big gambler, anyway).

I’m talking about a little bit of luck that we can all share right about now: the fabled and celebrated luck of the Irish for St. Patrick’s Day.

So without further adeu…Happy St. Patty’s Day, whether you are Irish or not.

Continue reading

Greek Stuffed Peppers

 

Stuffed Peppers

“Now this is good.”

These four little words were uttered upon first bite by esteemed and well-respected food critic, hubby Ryan.

Today’s recipe? The Seriously-Super Martha Stewart-Trumping Stuffed Greek Peppers. Okay, maybe just calling them Greek Stuffed Peppers will suffice. And they might not be as good as Martha’s, but what recipe is?

Before I rant about these peppers, though, a story of triumph…

Continue reading