Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chicken and Kale Soup

Made by hubby, who is still searching for the perfect kale recipe. This one was basically chicken noodle soup with kale instead of noodles...and some extra garlic.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Three-Cornered Cookies

Picked up these hamantaschen cookies at Deli Days. They're my favorite. They're lightly sweet with apricot filling. Some have berry filling.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dairy Marriage Makes for 'Happily Ever After' Mashed Potatoes

These two cuties are the basis of excellent mashed potatoes. Boil and drain potatoes and dump them on the cream cheese and butter. Let it all sit for several minutes. Then mash 'em up. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Taste Test: Ling and Louie's

We had family in town, so we gave Ling and Louie's along Eagle Road a try. Above is the Teriyaki Chicken. Below is the Evil Jungle Princess Chicken. Eight of us ordered eight different dishes. These were very good, but the crowning glory was the meatloaf - and I missed that photo opportunity.
And this dessert was especially yummy. Banana spring roll. Banana cream cheese cake inside the wrapper dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Ling and Louie's is described as an Asian bar and grill. Creative and interesting flavors and kid-friendly.

Monday, June 6, 2011


First burger I've cooked for official grilling season. Yes, I put the bacon on the grill, too.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thinking About...Pizza Wheels

Cooked up a box of rotelle pasta to go with the sauce last night. So...does anyone remember a snack that might have been called Pizza Wheels? I have this vague memory of being a toddler and eating a whole box of them.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hot Chocolate in June?

Yep. Kiddo requested it this afternoon. Brr. This is usually the time of year we need air conditioning, not heat.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gnocci "No Thanks" From My Family...but I Liked It

Soft, pillowy potato dumplings in sauteed onions, garlic, mushrooms and snow peas - along with a can of diced tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. While I consider this a perfect dinner, I'm the only one with that view at my house. More for me!