I saw this spaghetti squash pizza idea and decided to give it a try for myself. I had to tweak the recipe a little for it to work for me, but I wanted to share it because it’s truly delicious! My Hubby said he preferred it to a regular pizza crust. I’m not sure I completely agree, I love my carbs but it was really, really good and super healthy. Continue reading
Date nights are my favorite nights!!! I love to get all dolled up for my Hubby and go out for a glass of wine and a little bite (that I didn’t have to cook!)…One of the dishes we get at Moon & Raven Public House is their Sautéed Calamari. Well, it’s tax season and my excellent Hubby is a CPA. He and his partner, along with their excellent staff, are cranking day and night- so Date Nights Out are a little more rare. Wanting to have Sautéed Calamari, I decided to come up with a dish of my own inspired by one of our favorite dishes. Late Night Date Night at home… Continue reading
My Hubby loves mashed potatoes… He would eat them every day if I made them. Well instead of mashed potatoes this time I made very creamy polenta. Granted it takes a little longer to reach this perfect creamy consistency, but the flavor of the polenta is rich and delicious. Pair it with some seared scallops and you have greatness! Continue reading
Recently when visiting Washington DC we stopped for lunch at the Sculpture Garden Pavilion Cafe at the National Gallery of Art. On the menu was a Southwest Chicken Salad that not only looked good but tasted delish! I wanted to go back there the next day since I couldn’t stop thinking about it…but alas…we ended up at Hill Country BBQ – another great place to eat if you’re a big fan of brisket & ribs. But I couldn’t get that salad off my mind…so of course I had to make it at home. It turned out fabulous! The combination of flavors was just perfect…perfectly grilled southwestern-spiced chicken, fresh avocado, charred corn, black beans, crispy shallots, cotija cheese all piled on fresh salad greens and drizzled with chipotle-ranch dressing and bbq sauce…oh my! I will absolutely be making this salad again and again… Continue reading
When my Hubby and I have date night, we often go to places where we can order a good appetizer and a drink. Well, we went out this week and ordered one of our favorites only to find out they were out of tuna. That wasn’t going to stop me from wanting it, so the next day I decided to recreate this dish at home and made it for our lunch. My excellent Hubby said mine was better than the one at the restaurant…Oops! I hope he still takes me out for it, I like dressing up!
Named after Queen Margherita of Savoy on a visit to Southern Italy (or so they say…) this dish has all the lovely colors of the Italian flag. Rather than make it the same old way, I added a little spin with vodka which I love in my sauce and oregano since I have more growing than I know what to do with…A lovely lunch or dinner for any day especially if you have it with a glass of Italian wine! Continue reading
This is one of my favorite appetizers when we are in the city. I love to eat my tuna raw and when I am certain the tuna is super fresh I just chop it or pound it and eat it! Also to add to the simple excellence, I cut some square wontons in half and give them a super quick fry in some olive oil…Today Heaven!!!! Continue reading
We have a wonderful Greek restaurant in our area that serves truly delicious food…Estia Taverna in Marlton is a restaurant I would highly recommend to anyone who asked…they have a Greek Salad on the menu that is made of the simplest ingredients…ripe tomatoes, sliced green peppers & cucumbers, thinly sliced red onions, marinated green & black olives and fresh feta…all combined in a simple vinaigrette…boy does it pack a powerful flavor punch…Summer is the perfect time to pick up these same ingredients at your local farmer’s market and make it fresh in your own kitchen…here’s how… Continue reading