Posted in January 2013

Meal Planning for the Week of January 19-25

Meal Planning for the Week of January 19-25

Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for January 12-18: Saturday, January 12: Tropical Smoothie Café – Jerk Chicken Wraps, Chips, and giant Smoothies for dinner before going to see Les Misérables. Sunday, January 13: Enchilada Lasagna <- recipe post coming soon Monday: Chicken Tetrazzini <-freezer meal Tuesday: Happy Hour at Bar Louie with Five Cent Femme … Continue reading

Isalita–An Ann Arbor Restaurant Review

Isalita–An Ann Arbor Restaurant Review

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of dining at the newly-opened Isalita in Ann Arbor. I cannot remember the last time I was so excited to try a new restaurant! [above picture source: freep.com] Isalita is the brainchild of the owner of the high-touted, nationally acclaimed restaurant located right next door: Mani Osteria. I … Continue reading

Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Bake

Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Bake

The idea of throwing one’s fridge and pantry contents onto a baking pan, roasting it, and calling it dinner isn’t new. I’ve seen variations of this recipe all over Pinterest, often going by the name “Lazy Day Casserole,” or something to that effect. Love the idea! The version on which I ultimately based my dinner … Continue reading

Couscous Meatball Soup

Couscous Meatball Soup

Cabin Fever. I think I am getting it! I am craving a vacation so badly. Whenever I tell people that, they respond by reminding/reprimanding me that I JUST went to Europe. Uh, no, that was four months ago! I need a beach in my life. And a fuzzy navel with a little umbrella. For breakfast. … Continue reading

Chile-Lime Veggie Noodles from Eating Well

Chile-Lime Veggie Noodles from Eating Well

I tried a tasty new meatless dish this week, using a recipe from Eating Well. (As I’ve mentioned, that November/December 2012 issue is da bomb!) This is the third use I’ve found for that bottle of dry sherry I purchased in less than a month! It was most definitely worth it. I am now a … Continue reading

R.U.B. BBQ Pub in Ann Arbor

R.U.B. BBQ Pub in Ann Arbor

There have been so many new restaurants opening in Ann Arbor over the past few weeks! I am excited to try them all. Lena (not brand new; I’ve only had drinks in the basement Habana, but not eaten there yet), Isalita (dying to go here), Kuroshio, Vellum, and R.U.B. BBQ. Thursday at the office we … Continue reading

Reader Recipe Favorites: 2012

Reader Recipe Favorites: 2012

Recently I brought you lists of my favorite recipes of 2012 – decided by me!: Favorite Entrée Recipes of 2012 – Part I Favorite Entrée Recipes of 2012 – Part II Today I wanted to share your favorites! That is, the most-popular, highest-viewed recipe posts from the past year – decided by YOU. Thank you … Continue reading

Wild Rice Pilaf with Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

Wild Rice Pilaf with Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

Today I have a veggie-filled recipe to share! We’re talking Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, red bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes. All in ONE highly nutritious dish. Most of those veggies were sautéed before adding sherry and tomato paste to the mixture. (Remember, I told you that sherry would come in handy!) Then, it’s time … Continue reading