Archive for November, 2011

In Lieu of: Paprika Chicken Breasts with Brussels Sprouts “Pasta”

Well, Thanksgiving is over, Thank goodness!  It truly is my favorite holiday, but I canNOT eat like that all year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I was truly reminded this Thanksgiving that I have a really wonderful husband and kids.  We all slept in the same packed...

Kid Quotables (7)

Kid Quotables (7)

I thought that I would post an all time classic for this holiday weekend.  My son said this when he was 2 years old at Christmas dinner and it got a good chuckle at our holiday table.      In a very demanding voice, “Mom, I want a piece...

Thanksgiving Side Take 2: Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallot and Pumpkin Seed Topping

This Thanksgiving Side Take 2 is the American classic green bean casserole.  However, this recipe does not use condensed soup or heavy cream, instead buttermilk and marscapone cheese are used to give the sauce the creaminess is needs and the flavors you didn’t expect to be so good.  I think...

Turkey Zap Burgers aka Turkey GorgonZola APple Burgers

The holidays are just about upon us, I know, hard to believe.  Next week is Thanksgiving, then Christmas, New Years and although it’s not an official holiday, the end of football season culminating with the Super Bowl.  This is a burger I’ve dished up for several years after craving...

Thanksgiving Side Take 1: Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Rosemary

As far as I’m concerned, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  There are no presents, bags of candy, costumes to fix, endless parties, etc etc.  It is simple….food, family, giving thanks and lots of fun.  That is why I love it.  The simplicity!  This mashed potato recipe is a slimmed...

Cooking Out of the Box: Healthy Ground Turkey Helper

Do you remember being in college and resorting to Hamburger Helpers to feed yourself.  If you had a chef or a huge budget, obviously our college experiences were very different.  I was on a pretty tight budget, so eating in was a must and this was when I first...

Healthy Kids: Deconstructed Turkey Sandwich

Change it up Mom!  That is the theme constantly going through my mind as I make another turkey sandwich for my kids lunch box.  Here’s an idea!  Whatever season it is, go to Target and grab one of the many holiday cookie cutters, (I chose a pumpkin) in a...

Last Minute Dessert: Vanilla Marscapone Cream “Fois Deux”

Vanilla Marscapone Cream is something that I love to serve my children in leu of ice cream and it makes for a fabulous addition to various deserts that you might serve at a dinner party.  Sometimes my menu is so complex that I prefer to have desert be something...

Comfort Food Remix: Tomato Soup with Updated Grilled Cheese

         It’s starting to get cold, even in Texas.  Why we start to crave warm comfort food, in my opinion, comes from a natural biological trigger.  Feed me for winter!  A favorite comfort meal for our family is classic tomato soup and with a grilled cheese...

Rachel Zoe Faux Fur Black Vest, Oh YES!

Update! Wore my vest, belted with a dress, vintage necklace and booties.  Lot of compliments, love my Zoe vest! This is an update to my previous and very popular entry on the Rachel Zoe faux fur vest I purchased from  CUSP.com.  A new site I discovered recently that is affiliated...

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