Chimichurri with Orange Cumin Skirt Steak

Posted by Nancy in Blog on 12 August 2011 | 0 Comments

Sauces seem to be the culinary blueprint to a culture.  They can run the gamut from the traditional to the lesser know and loosely “sauce” related (think pestos, salsas, mignonette, coulis, chutneys just to name a few).  My fascination with sauces started long ago when I was fresh out of college.  Upon my purchase of […]

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Blueberry Ricotta Cornmeal Cake: Hooray for Half-Birthdays

Posted by Nancy in Blog, Fruit, Recipes, Sweets on 29 July 2011 | 0 Comments

We’re big on birthdays in our house.  I’m not entirely sure why.  Perhaps it’s a direct function of the proximity of Kate Margaret and Carter’s birthdays.  My little Irish twins are exactly 51 weeks apart which lends quite well to a whole week of celebrating.  Of course, I planned having them perfectly spaced as such…a […]

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Gougeres: Little Bites

Posted by Nancy in Blog on 15 July 2011 | 2 Comments

Pronounced: /Goo-Jere/ Gougeres.  Excuse me?  Gou-GEREs.  Bless you? Are you a little perplexed by the fancy French term I’m wielding?  Don’t be.  These little French gems should be a part of your vocabulary, and more importantly, your culinary arsenal.  If you’ve made them before, then you know they sound all fancy-shmancy but really are anything […]

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Summertime Strawberry Spinach Smoothies & ‘Sicles

Posted by Nancy in Blog, Breakfast, Fruit, picky eaters, Recipes, Snacks on 11 July 2011 | 6 Comments

I’m always trying to figure out ways to sneak additional nutrition into my little ones’ diets. At ages two and three, they are very particular about what they’ll eat. The blended identity of a smoothie is a perfect way to appease a picky eater. If the flavor is desirable and the color appealing, you’ve got a winner. I know your thinking that smoothies are nothing new; everyone under the sun makes them. Well, yes and no. I want you to think about smoothies differently than the usual suspects of milk, banana, orange juice, etc. There is an opportunity to get much more sophisticated and sneaky. Popsicles are just a frozen extension to a smoothie...

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