I have this great market a few blocks from my apartment that I absolutely love for a few reasons. The first is that they seriously promote drinking while shopping. You actually have to walk through/past the bar with so many different beers and wines on tap to even get to the grocery section - and when there it is staring you in the face, and everyone else is enjoying a nice bev, why the heck not take a moment and 'wine down'. Seems like the obvious choice!
Yummm its zucchini and summer squash season! This is my absolute favorite way to cook zucchini and summer squash. It packs so much flavor. Cooking in parchment is also so fun to do for a small group of people, and perfect for dinners for one. Get ready for a lot of parchment meals in the next coming months - it is one of my summertime favorites.
In the fall and spring, I love an easy soup that is just as good at room temp as it is just made. This soup is perfect for lunches, and even to serve at a brunch. It is a little bit sweet, and a little bit spicy.
When you're allergic to wheat, and you want crackers, you've got to make crackers. Although, I think this is something fun that everyone can do to make a cheese plate or appetizer more special. Ina does it!! So clearly I am, too!
This salad is so quick and easy to throw together, and delicious any season or time of year - as long as you can find a ripe avocado! After that, take 5 minutes and you have a killer salad for yourself, or a group.
When I started this site, it was (and still is) a way for me to start collecting recipes not only for my future use, but for my family's as well. A little place to collect all of our favorite new recipes to pull up during holidays, vacations, or any old time, really, as we find new family favorites, and recreate the old ones.
I am VERY quickly learning the importance of building an arsenal of recipes that do not require hours to marinade. I definitely do appreciate the marinading process, and I get it, but the day I remember to make a marinade before work is going to be a miracle. The night before? Well, I'm making the night before's dinner.
This dish is so satisfying, and delicious, and fresh tasting, and yes, I am talking about broccoli. You actually feel like you are eating something bad for you it is so satisfying. Mmmm.
I had so many big plans for Oscars themed appetizers, and then my day got busy and I found myself with two hours of time to go, in which I also needed to shower and vacuum. Sundays!
Well ladies and gents - here it is, the second quarter of life. I obviously plan on living to 100. So with that, let's talk lunch.
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