Posted in April 2013

Birthday Cupcakes

Birthday Cupcakes

Last Friday it was my birthday, and I had a very lovely quiet day with my family. My husband and baby girl took me out to lunch at Family Meal, then we picked up pizza and cupcakes for dinner later. Frederick has two (relatively, I don’t get out much) new cupcake bakeries, cupcakeries? About a … Continue reading

Penne alla Vodka with Broccoli

Penne alla Vodka with Broccoli

I was ready to retitle this blog: Cooking in the Dark because it was getting to be so difficult to take any pictures of anything I was cooking at dinner time. Byย the (even early) evening it was still dark and cloudy and cold. And then finally spring, or rather, summer, hit and now there is … Continue reading

Chickpea Casserole

Chickpea Casserole

I made this once a long time ago (and then again on Monday), and honestly, I don’t know why I haven’t made it more often. This chickpea casserole is so good and fresh and lemony. And super easy to make ahead. Chickpea Casserole with Lemon, Herbs and Shallots from Faith Durand’s Not Your Mother’s Casseroles … Continue reading

A G&T for Me*

A G&T for Me*

Summer has arrived in Maryland. Only 2 weeks ago the kids had a snow day off of school. And then yesterday it got to over 70 degrees. These are my favorite kind of family evenings. The kids play outside, my husband and I sit and have a leisurely dinner on the patio. And instead of … Continue reading

This (and Next) Week’s Menu

This (and Next) Week’s Menu

This week I thought I would try planning my menu for 2 weeks instead of just one in the hopes that I can get away with only one trip to the grocery store. I don’t mind grocery shopping every week-I actually really like grocery shopping-but I tend to spend the same amount of money per … Continue reading

happy friday

happy friday

It’s been a lovely week-ish around here. Things have improved dramatically since this post about the way things were going with my kids andย family. As with all things parenting, everything passes and so I am happy that this particular rough patch has passed. Helping things is the fact that my sweet Sarah turned 7, my … Continue reading

Cheesy Baked Rice

Cheesy Baked Rice

I go through bursts of cooking. I’ll plan out a delicious, healthy week of new recipes and then spend the next week cooking easy things. So right now we’re in a week of easy things. And the other evening I had planned to have salmon out of the freezer (Costco) and whatever vegetables we had … Continue reading