Archives for March 2011

An Easter Dinner Menu

Easter is coming up quick. Here’s a classic Easter dinner menu with some new flavors and ideas to get you thinking of how you can switch things up a bit for your family dinner. I’m not quite sure how we’re at the end of March, as it feels like we were just the other day […]

White Pizza with Shrimp on Naan

A white pizza sauce made with garlic and oil graces leftover naan and is topped off with green onions, black olives and shrimp for a quick and easy pizza night or a stunning appetizer tray. Sometimes life has a way of sneaking up on you. It’s the random phone calls, doctor appointments that take longer […]

White Pizza with Shrimp

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt or kosher salt 6 pieces naan bread 3 green onions, diced 1/2 cup cooked salad shrimp 3 tablespoons pitted ripe olives, sliced 6 ounces mozzarella, shredded 2 ounces Romano or Parmesan, shredded 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced Preheat oven to […]

Baby Shower Macarons for i am baker

French macarons are meringue-like almond cookies that are filled with jams, buttercream or ganache. They come in several different flavors, and macarons happen to be the perfect virtual baby shower treat for my dear friend Amanda from {i am baker}. Lately I feel as though there must truly be something in the water, such is […]

Vanilla Bean and Blueberry Mascarpone Macarons

Macaron shells: 200 grams powdered sugar 110 grams almonds or almond flour 1 vanilla bean, scraped 90 grams aged egg whites 25 grams granulated sugar Place powdered sugar, almonds and vanilla bean seeds into a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Set aside. In a mixer with a whisk attachment, place egg whites and […]

National Nutrition Month: Very Hungry Caterpillar Giveaway!

I remember reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my sister when she was growing up, and it was one of the first books I purchased for my first child as well. There hasn’t been a moment in my kids’ lives where this book wasn’t front and center and at the top of the bedtime reading […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls with Ole on Our Wedding Night

Wondering what to do with leftover corned beef and cabbage from St. Patrick’s Day or any other day? Rather than the usual Reuben sandwich, try a corned beef and cabbage egg roll and a side of Russian or thousand island dressing to dip it in. In the case of my relationship with Ole, we haven’t […]