My Obsession With …SUSHI

I was going to blog about a delicious basil and Parmigiano frittata I made yesterday before heading to The Nutcracker with the kids, but the pics came out blurry. My photography skills..which are none btw. So, I will talk a bit about my obsession.  Sushi.  It’s Friday, which means it’s SUSHI NIGHT! As you will…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A few years ago, I was soo intimidated by brussels sprouts.  The thought of preparing them gave me cold feet. But once I saw someone prepare them and it was so easy; I got hooked! And at least once a week we prepare them as a side dish.  Below is a walk through on how…

Ugh, some people.

Everyone has a list of things that annoy them.  These are at the top of my mind today. I’m sure there will be more lists in my future. …. Toy packaging. Why on earth is Barbie bolted, taped, twisted, and now sewn into her packaging? They have thread woven through her head to keep it…

Thanksgiving

Had a great time out with our friends this Thanksgiving Eve.  It’s a tradition that when our friends are home from NY we get together either the night before or after.  It means more now than ever before cause now all of us have children, with one of the couples having TRIPLETS!  EEK! I KNOW! …

Vanilla Cheesecake with Oreo crust

20 Oreo cookies (about 2 1/4 cups finely crushed- also can subsitute WhoNu Brand) 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted 5 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3 Tbsp. flour 1 Tbsp. vanilla bean paste- you can find this at Trader Joe’s (or 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract) 1 cup low…

What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for my Mother. The holidays were my favorite times of year growing up. And still are actually; I am like a child around the holidays with food, setting the table, gifts, decorations, and making sure my children understand their importance. But even without a lot of family around growing up, my parents…

Pasta with Sauce and Eggplant

2 tbsp olive oil 1 large eggplant partially peeled and cubed (partially peel the eggplant in stripes) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup of water (room temp) 1.5 tbsp tomato paste 2 (28 ounce) can kitchen ready tomatoes, 3 fresh basil leaves salt & pepper On medium-high heat, saute minced garlic, in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, until the color…

What’s your “Desperado”?

The title is in reference to a 1996 Seinfeld episode, The Checks, where Elaine is dating a man who zones out whenever he hears the song Desperado by The Eagles. Lately, I’ve been finding myself in a zone when hearing certain songs. If I hear even a few chords I get so wrapped up in…