Lobster, Salmon, and Shrimp in Sage Garlic Butter

Mommy is on her own tonight for dinner. Daddy is sick. My girls took an impromptu sleepover with the grandparents. Seafood in garlic sage butter. Ya’ll, this was an epic meal. 1 lobster tail. 10 shrimp. 1 salmon filet. Cooked in sage garlic butter. 1 stick of butter. 3 cloves of garlic. EPIC! Start with…

Persian Meat and Rice- Kubideh and Lemon Dill Rice

My family has a favorite Middle Eastern place we go to. You can’t really call it “Greek.” The family is actually Persian. They pretty much know out order- The girls get spaghetti and meatballs or a cheeseburger and my husband usually gets a combo meat plate (chicken-souvlaki, lamb, beef-kubideh). As for me, they don’t know….

Radish Butter

You may remember that I have a slight obsession with radish and butter sandwiches. It comes from a memory of my Nanny, who used to make them all the time when I was little. Sometimes she would skip the bread all together and just smear butter on the radish and pop it in her mouth….

Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

On to the main course… This roast chicken is simple and delicious. Preheat oven to 500…yes, that is the right temperature. 1. Pick out some of your favorite herbs. I used tarragon, rosemary, sage, marjoram, and basil. 2. Get out a stick of butter (I always use unsalted unless otherwise noted). Let it get soft…

Kale Blinis

I bought myself a couple of cookbooks for Mother’s Day. They have recently come in the mail, and I have perusing them for new ideas. Last night I started reading a french cookbook called, My Little French Kitchen, by Rachel Koo. Rachel is a Brit in France. She went to cooking school in Paris and…

Summer Veggie Pasta

So yesterday I went to the farmer’s market. I bought an iced coffee, which has inspired me to make my own at home, and just meandered around the market to see what looked good. Everything looked good. I ended up buying kale (planning on making some kale chips tomorrow), squash, asparagus, broccoli, a sweet onion,…

Light and Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

The girls wanted pancakes for breakfast this morning. I knew I had a pint of blueberries in the fridge I needed to use up, so I decided to make some blueberry compote and put some blueberries in half the pancakes for Becca and me. Lizzie and Katie wanted plain pancakes. I wanted to try a…

Ultimate Potato Salad

Today has been a great day! The girls spent the night at my parents, so I got to sleep in a while. After I woke up, I put a pork shoulder in the crock pot to have for BBQ sandwiches. I went for a leisurely stroll through the farmer’s market with a nice iced coffee,…