Grilled Cheese for “Grown-ups”

I don’t understand people who don’t love cheese. I like cheese shops more than I like shopping malls. So many options, so many opportunities to combine them with wine (crucial point here), and samples—so many samples. I could feed myself feasible for several days by stalking sample-giving cheese counters in NYC. I shouldn’t, but I … Continue reading Grilled Cheese for “Grown-ups”

Blood Orange Bliss

Many of my favorite dinner adventures start with a single ingredient. Sometimes it’s one that I know and cook with often (lemon, garlic, mozzarella cheese, balsamic vinegar), and sometimes it’s completely random and obscure. In fact, sometimes there is virtually no planning at all until I actually walk into Fairway with the intention of purchasing … Continue reading Blood Orange Bliss

Comfort Food…Plus Truffle Oil

This week, Katie was recovering from dental surgery, and we struggled to come up with dinner options that were feasible for her to actually eat without pain. After some bugging on my part, she decided that all she really wanted was something comforting—like mashed potatoes, with eight tons of butter. Creamy, rich, velvety mashed potatoes … Continue reading Comfort Food…Plus Truffle Oil

I Love Mini Things

I have an unhealthy obsession with miniature things. I squeal and shake my hands in the air uncontrollably when I see small animals, baby booties, dollhouse furniture, and those purse-sized jars of Vaseline lip balm…I used to watch a lot of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids”. I pulled inspiration from this totally random fascination when … Continue reading I Love Mini Things

Balsamic Vinegar

On my last post, I promised to explain the chicken doused in salad dressing. It’s not so much the chicken that needs explaining. It’s been a long, LONG week. Endless job hunting, babysitting after work (=rent gets paid)…my not-so-little brother’s 21st BIRTHDAY (he’s not much of a drinker though...I’m working on it)…and a lot less … Continue reading Balsamic Vinegar

Happy Tuesday :-D

Getting back into the swing of actually writing consistent blogs is going to be a work in progress for me. The last time I did this, I was driving in circles around the country on my first “official” blogging wanderlust (month-long road trip/quitting of job without a backup plan…where I wrote things down. Yay!) It’s … Continue reading Happy Tuesday 😀