Dinner Time: Homemade Fried Fish Tacos

Growing up I spent most of my summers on Cape Cod, MA and enjoyed so many the coastal foods available, like chowder and fresh fish.  I remember when my dad traded in the sailboat for a motorboat and all the fun we had fishing in the bay.  We didn’t have the best record at catchingContinue reading “Dinner Time: Homemade Fried Fish Tacos”

Small Batch Gluten Free Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese is a classic meal for kids and adults alike. I wanted to take this classic recipe and add a few healthier ingredients. As a parent you are constantly thinking about what you should feed your child and whether they getting all of the nutrients they need. Kids keep us on our toes andContinue reading “Small Batch Gluten Free Stovetop Mac & Cheese”

Homemade Meatball Raviolis For The Whole Family

Ever since I purchased a pasta machine my little kitchen helper has been slightly obsessed.  Luckily I am able to store it high enough in a closet, otherwise he would be feeding play doh and who knows what, through the machine.  He also has been intrigued with the ravioli maker, so it was finally timeContinue reading “Homemade Meatball Raviolis For The Whole Family”

Just Like Mom’s But With A Twist: Homemade Lasagna

Growing up my mom made homemade lasagna and it was hands down my favorite savory dish.  I have never made it for my family and thought it was time to share a dish that holds so many memories for me.  My first step was to look through my mom’s recipe book.   I actually foundContinue reading “Just Like Mom’s But With A Twist: Homemade Lasagna”

Netherlands Feature: Assorted Homemade Pizza Breads

Winter is here! And in The Netherlands that means either a soft winter or a harsh one! We simply don’t know what we can expect until it happens (typical Dutch weather) Me and my family live in the harbor capital of Europe Rotterdam where we overlook The Meuse (Maas) river and watch countless freight and passengerContinue reading “Netherlands Feature: Assorted Homemade Pizza Breads”

Six Ingredient Bacon Butternut Squash Soup

With temperatures dropping quickly in New England, a warm soup is in order.  I have been making this butternut squash soup for a few years now and it’s always a welcome additional to our family dinners in the fall and winter.  Our local farmers market had some butternut squash available and I knew it wasContinue reading “Six Ingredient Bacon Butternut Squash Soup”

A Family Favorite: Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

Once the cooler temperatures arrive in the Northeast, our weekly family menu of meals shifts to cool weather favorites like chili, soups and roasted meats.  This roasted chicken recipe is something I make about once per week.  The costs for a chicken roaster can be relativity inexpensive compared to other cuts of meat and itContinue reading “A Family Favorite: Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme”

Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Panko Topping

This was another first for me.  I had never made mac and cheese before, not even the box option, and since I have experienced very good and bad versions, I thought it was out of reach.  Every time we order barbecue from our favorite local BBQ spot, there is always a side order of macContinue reading “Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Panko Topping”

Cauliflower Mash: A Perfect Side To Any Meal

During the summer I’m always in search of lighter meals and adding some variety to side dishes.  One of my go-to sides has been mashed cauliflower.  Anyone who enjoys mashed potatoes will like this alternative.  We often grill and flank steak is one of my families favorites, so this puree is a natural pairing.  My toddlerContinue reading “Cauliflower Mash: A Perfect Side To Any Meal”

Chicago Feature: A Dinner Smoothie

Let’s face it, parents are always trying to find ways for their kids to eat vegetables.  I’ve learned over time is that everything is a phase, so if this month they don’t like a certain vegetable or fruit, the next month they might.  This Chicago family took the approach of making a smoothie for theirContinue reading “Chicago Feature: A Dinner Smoothie”