Build You Own Burger

  There was another post about burgers earlier this week, but I wanted to share a slightly different way of presenting or serving burgers in this post.  My delicious burger sliders served as the inspiration for making this meal for my family this summer.  Rather than assemble the burgers ahead though, I wanted to create … Continue reading

Building a Summer Salad

    It’s hardly summer anymore, and I’m gearing up for baking the pumpkin pies and apple dishes that are so perfect in the fall, but I’m posting a few last recipes from summer.  I wanted to share the beautiful pictures and ingredients before we say goodbye to summer’s bounty and tuck in for the … Continue reading

New Food Discovery: Avocado Tempura at Ten

I may have a new favorite food thanks to Ten Sushi.  Mayonnaise was my first food crush, but now I’m head-over-heels for avocado tempura.  I recently visited Ten Sushi on the downtown mall with my Dad, a fellow seafood lover, for dinner, and I must report that it was fantastic.  It’s one of the two … Continue reading

Easter Brunch

This post is about Easter brunch, an iconic meal, and about what you can do with the leftovers.  My mom made her famous frittata with bacon, potato, and Gouda cheese. We had a bright and beautiful fruit salad along side. I was the lucky one who got the frittata leftovers which made for quick, protein-rich meals when … Continue reading

Perfect Summer Salad

When there are ripe avocados at the store and when farmers’ markets feature heirloom tomatoes, it’s ripe time to try this salad.  It’s so simple and easy, but it’s simply divine when the ingredients are fresh and in season.  I’ll admit, I still make it during the winter with imported tomatoes because I can’t resist, … Continue reading