Brick Grilled Chicken with Scallion and Lime Butter

the reveal

Around our house, chicken rules. Beef is king, but due to the higher fat content, we try to limit our red meat intake. We eat plenty of fish, but with the cumulative toxins that can come with it, we hold off on going overboard. Sure, there's pork, but the only way Shaina is not a fan and will only occasionally allow it in some smoked varieties – … more

The Monday Menu: October 19, 2009

a leaf

Life has been rather hectic lately. I feel like I'm being pulled in 12 different directions, and unfortunately, none of them are the ones I'm interested in being pulled towards. I'm working towards planning a more toned-down week that focuses on things I am interested in: cooking, baking, keeping my house organized, participating in family … more

BBQ Ribs – Got a few hours?

peel

Summer is gone. The 42 degree motorcycle ride to work this morning made it official for me. It is October, over a month past Labor Day. This year was an especially good Labor Day. We hosted our first (annual according to the neighbors) Ribfest and it was a great success. The idea has been brewing for a while now. Every time we make real BBQ … more

Chicken Cordon Bleu Easy Enough for You

pounding it out

I have been running around frantically for the past week or two with more things to do than i can possibly keep track of. There's been coordinating the book fair, baptisms for itty bitty babies, hospital visits with my sister-in-law and niece, doctor's appointments and, of course, the ever present work that fills my days. Luckily, simple dinners … more

The Monday Menu: October 12, 2009

Baby C

I spent the weekend playing with my camera (that's my 14-day-old niece above), working and getting ready for the book fair at Kiwi's elementary school...in between numerous engagements that kept me out and running around. I'm beginning to consider hiring a personal assistant. Someone who could scrub my dining room floor and do dishes and laundry. … more

Slider Craze: Tiny Burgers for Tiny Hands

kumquat looking on

It seems as though everyone has jumped on the mini burger bandwagon as of late. Sit down and fast food establishments alike have been serving up these pint-sized patties for their guests of all sizes. It's time for you too to embrace the three-bite burger. When Kiwi was five years old she hated burgers. Burger night was met with tears and cries … more

Ahi Tuna Potstickers with Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce

spider into water

I made potstickers. I did it. Truthfully, this is my first attempt at making my own. Sure, I've done cream cheese won tons, crab rangoon and other varieties of dim sum. I have even cooked potstickers in a pan with varied success (my successes have been far superior to Ole's), but I have never actually filled and cooked my own. Until now. The … more