Thursday, January 10, 2019

Quick weeknight pasta recipes

Made these two recipes recently, both of which were fast and well-liked by the majority of the family. Keepers!

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine

Baked Ravioli

Monday, July 9, 2018

50 states pie project

This collection of recipes from Taste of Home sounded like a fun opportunity to bake around the country. 

It's the 50 Pies for 50 States collection. I somewhat expected to see 40 variations on cherry pie alongside a handful of oddities, but when I scanned the recipes, I was impressed! I thought they did a great job of picking each state's "pie personality"—there are a lot of types of pie out there when you move past the basics.

So, next time I want to make something sweet, I think I'll start by making a pie from a state we've recently visited. I'll follow up on this post if I find any that are particularly good (or bad).

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Roland's First Communion Menu

I'm assembling a variety of finger-foods for our son's 1st Communion menu. They look festive on the table, let people have a wide range of tastes and textures, and are an easy way for everyone to find something they like. And maybe a lot of work, so I need to choose wisely...

Here's my list in progress:

tomato+mozza+basil+oil skewers
whole grain tortilla chips and salsa; salt & pepper chips
sweet potato fries and horseradish mayonnaise dip
fruit skewers

sheet cake (store-bought for simplicity!)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkin Pie from scratch

By popular demand in my house, we are going to try this:

I have my doubts as to the tastiness of this (compared with the canned stuff), based on what I grew up hearing about from-scratch pumpkin pie. Time to find out for sure!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Late August Menu Plan

Korean Beef Bowl
Rigatoni Isabella
Grilled Chicken and Mango Chutney
Pasta Puttanesca
Pizza (Mark B. crust)