Tuesday, April 15, 2014


The last two years I've been lucky and have been home for spring break when Passover and Easter fell. This year I missed out on the festivities. Even though I didn't have time to have a real Passover Seder on my own, I did cook some of my favorite foods. Brisket, potatoes, spicy brocollini, haroset, matzah ball soup, and chocolate covered matzah. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shrimp Pasta

I got this Greek style shrimp recipe from food52, them decided to turn it into a pasta dish by adding a bit more tomato to the sauce. It turned out great and was an easy weeknight meal!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Weekday Dinners

I love having a few recipes that I have essentially memorized and are easy to make on a weekday; this way, I can experiment with some new recipes during the week and not have it take over my entire day. This week I made lamb chops with an improvised marinade, and a Greek orzo recipe I've made before from Food52. Yesterday, when I had a but more time, I tried a delicious coconut kale and salmon recipe with sweet potatoes and coconut rice. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Break Dinner

Salad with Dijon vinaigrette
Onion rings
Herb grilled shrimp
Grilled steaks
Brown rice with herbs

Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Random Assortment

Lately I've had a lot of time to cook, which has been wonderful and delicious. It's especially nice to have some comfort at home when the winter here is still brutal.

Here are a few of the meals I've made recently, and amazing pancakes from my favorite breakfast place in Madison.

Butternut Squash Enchiladas (recipe from BGSK)

Steak, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Broccollini 

Oatmeal and Applesauce Pancakes from Marigold Kitchen