January 2013

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blackberry sangria

blackberry sangria

We had a party this weekend.  Back in December we talked about wanting to have a party, but everyone already has enough holiday parties to go to (we probably had about one per week in the month of December), and so we figured–why not have a post holiday party?  It would be something fun to … more

meyer lemon and dijon grilled chicken

meyer lemon and dijon grilled chicken

One thing I love about my family is that it is never the wrong time of year to grill.  Not only do we grill burgers in the summer, but we grill in the winter, too.  I’m pretty sure that two years ago when it snowed on Christmas day my dad was out there grilling our … more

brownie roll out cookies

brownie roll out cookies

There has been nothing but rain for the past week.  Seriously.  Nothing but rain.  Constantly.  And I think that it has perhaps been a week and a half since I’ve seen the sun.  It is a moment I remember fondly, after only a day (only a day) of rain, I was driving to work and … more

risotto with chicken and mushrooms

risotto with chicken and mushrooms

There is nothing groundbreaking about what I’m sharing with you today.  Risotto with chicken and mushrooms stirred in, but like chicken poppyseed casserole and sauteed zucchini, it is somewhat of a personal victory for me in that I think I have finally discovered the way that I can make (almost) one pot meals and still … more

apricot mustard baked chicken

apricot mustard baked chicken

Back in November and especially December I was really glad that our lives were a little busy with holiday parties and dinners with our families because I really did not feel like cooking dinner.  I could not figure out what my problem was, but I felt uninspired every time I sat down to write a … more