Posted in March 2014

Wingback Chair Reupholster Project

A few years ago, while I was driving down a street that I grew up on I noticed a chair sitting out for junk pick up. The chair was sitting outside my old best friends house. I called someone with a pick up truck to come and collect the chair for me, I had just … Continue reading

Pear Pastries

Last Friday was 3/14. If you have any math enthusiasts in your house you will know that 3/14 is also known as Pi day, referring to the mathematical ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter. My kids love math and look forward to Pi day not only because it is mentioned in school but … Continue reading

Salmon Cakes

My regular stock of canned goods in the pantry always includes a couple cans of salmon. This is a recipe that my mother would make when I was growing up. It is so easy and delicious that I now make it for my family. Most seafood “cakes” are fried, but this one I bake in … Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

Who doesn’t love a risotto? Don’t be intimidated by its fancy name or by the fact that you need to stir this dish a lot while cooking. It’s just rice, its not hard!! Rice is a starchy food, the shorter the grain of rice, the more starch it contains. The arborio rice in risotto is … Continue reading

Spring Pasta Salad

Sundays schedule for the day included another pot luck! This one was at a park and was a picnic pot luck. So, I knew I needed a recipe that would be good sitting outside in the heat for a bit. I decided to bring a side dish of pasta salad. It would be the perfect … Continue reading

Black Bean and Avocado Salad

After a busy Saturday of driving kids back and forth to the park and play dates, I needed a super simple dinner for my family (plus a few extra kids that end up at my house for dinner occasionally). Every busy Mom knows that the quickest crowd pleasing dinner to throw on the table is … Continue reading

Vegetarian Chili

I signed up earlier in the week to bring a soup into Church Friday night for a soup pot luck. Thursday night I realized I had forgot all about it and had nothing planned to cook. When I searched the kitchen for on hand ingredients, I found everything needed to whip up a pot of … Continue reading

Po’ Gardener and Po’ Boy Sandwiches

I bought way too much shrimp this week, so I needed another recipe to use them up quickly. What came to mind? Po’ Boy sandwiches! YUM! For those that don’t eat seafood try making a Po’ Gardener, instead of shrimp, fry up some zucchini as a substitute. I made both sandwiches last night and they … Continue reading

Spring Rolls

Almost every year for Lent I give up eating meat until Easter. By the time Easter comes around I don’t miss meat at all! I love to cook vegetarian. I make dinners at least 2-3 nights a week with no meat and they are just as filling and yummy! I am going to try to … Continue reading