Posted in May 2013

Coconut Chicken Fingers and Herbed Rice Pilaf

Coconut Chicken Fingers and Herbed Rice Pilaf

By now you know that cooking is one of my very favorite hobbies. The prospect of trying a new recipe always excites me. Part of the fun is hunting for new ingredients to use in these new-to-me recipes. This weekend, on Memorial Day, the rainy weather kept us from grilling outdoors, but it didn’t keep … Continue reading

Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Given that today is a holiday, I am going to skip my weekly formal meal recap and planning post, and instead share some random moments from the past week and long weekend. Spinach & Bacon Hash Brown Quiche Blackened Salmon Green Bean Salad Dilled Potato Salad Grilled Cheese and Fruit Tomato Soup for the Jet-Lagged … Continue reading

Patty Melts and Crispy Rosemary Oven Fries

Patty Melts and Crispy Rosemary Oven Fries

Every once in a while, maybe once a month or so, I cook something that is so delicious that it makes me declare, “I would serve this at my restaurant.” Now, I definitely do not own a restaurant, nor have plans to open one. But, I probably should own a restaurant, because I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

Dilled Potato Salad with Feta

Dilled Potato Salad with Feta

Hey guys! Today I wanted to share with you a recipe for one of my very favorite go-to summer side dish recipes. Anytime I want a no-fail, easy, fresh summer side dish, this Dilled Potato Salad with Feta is one of my favorite go-tos. And bonus: it can be made ahead of time, making it … Continue reading

Snapshots From The Weekend

Snapshots From The Weekend

This weekend was all about relishing the fabulous Ann Arbor weather. On Friday evening, we visited Palio’s rooftop for Happy Hour, sunshine, and a warm breeze. Half-off beer, wine, and apps! This bruschetta was especially amazing! Downtown Ann Arbor. The Voodoo Chicken with Plantains entrée was split at Grizzly Peak. YUM! La Dolce Vita Dessert … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for May 18-24

Dinner Meal Plan for May 18-24

Recap of Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for May 11-17: Saturday: Chicken take-out Sunday: Mother’s Day Lunch at Pizza House (love their Buffalo Chicken Salad!): …and for dinner, leftovers with mashed sweet potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts. Monday: Spicy Cheese Grits with Shrimp and Sausage Tuesday: Cheesy Beef Macaroni Scramble Wednesday: Grilled Brats, Asparagus, Baked … Continue reading

What Crêpe? – Ann Arbor

What Crêpe? – Ann Arbor

Last Friday night, I dined at the relatively new What Crepe? restaurant here in Ann Arbor. My first experience dining at What Crepe? was during my participation in Ann Arbor’s Dishcrawl Launch event. What Crepe? is located downtown on Liberty Street within these bright red awnings. The owners of What Crêpe? have created a lovely, … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for May 11-17

Dinner Meal Plan for May 11-17

First off, I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom (my mom!). I am happy that I got to spend much of the day with her, and my fam, today! ..And, on to the food. (Smooth segue, I know.) — Recap of Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for May 4-10: Saturday: Biercamp … Continue reading

Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Parmesan

Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Parmesan

Sometimes the best meals really are the simplest! Take this recipe from Cooking Light, for instance. Nine ingredients. And four of those are butter, olive oil, salt, and pepper, which most people already have on hand. Pasta. Butter. Olive Oil. Garlic. Shrimp. Salt. Spinach. Parmesan Cheese. So simple. So delicious. So satisfying. A meal in … Continue reading

Pho House

Pho House

Last week the huz was traveling for work for a couple days, which meant I was flyin’ solo for dinner. While I miss the dear huz when he is gone, I do enjoy the opportunity to indulge in whatever I fancy for dinner. On this particular Wednesday evening, I fancied a bowl of pho from … Continue reading