I love a delicious steak salad. I feel like I’m eating healthy because “it’s a salad.” But it’s hearty, so I’m not hungry when dinner is finished because I “only had a salad. ” Whenever I make what I consider to be a fancy salad I almost always use the same store bought dressing, Brianna’s… Continue reading Steak Salad
As you might remember, about a month ago I hosted an Italian themed meal for some family and friends. Even though no one went away hungry there were a lot of leftovers; both prepared dishes and individual ingredients. It’s easy to consume the prepared dishes, right? Just reheat and eat. But, I needed to find… Continue reading Easy Beef & Broccoli: Leftover Italian To Chinese In A Flash
I have a love affair with ham. My husband doesn’t understand it but it’s real and it’s deep. It’s ingrained through my mom’s side of the family. A phrase my cousin, sister and I are always saying (in our mother’s voices), “We got ham!” It used to be to make fun of them but now… Continue reading What To Do With Leftover Easter Ham
I love Salade Niçoise! If you don’t know what it is, it is a beautiful arranged salad with lots of different ingredients: tomatoes, olives, eggs, green beans, potatoes and (usually) seared tuna. I make one a few times a year and it always seems like a special treat. I am putting the recipe for this… Continue reading Seared Tuna with Niçoise Relish
Last week Ina Garten came to Saint Louis to promote her newest cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey. If it wasn’t for my good friend, Tia, I would never have known she was coming. Thank you Tia!!! I would have totally lost my mind if I had missed it and later found out she was in my… Continue reading Ina Garten!!!!