Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2012«

Molasses Crinkles, Or more appropriately, “Mookies”

April 24, 2012


Wanted to use up the multiple jars of Molasses in my pantry-as part of my “shop my own pantry” campaign, as well as the “reduce redundancies” campaign. Why is it that I have two open bread crumbs containers, two half empty oatmeal canisters, and two open molasses jars? I know…it might have something to do […]

Springtime Peas

April 23, 2012


Check out this great collection of photos and recipes involving peas, from Food and Wine. I’m especially interested in the “Baby Peas with Crispy Leeks and Bacon“… and Pea, Asparagus and Bacon Risotto (pictured below).

Collection: Recent eclectic photos and stories

April 19, 2012


Let’s start with the good and proceed to the bad and the ugly from there… Ok, here comes the ugly; namely, the reason that I both learned my smoke alarm has been disabled, and why I first attended the PH playgroup (I needed to get out of the house to breath some fresh air for […]

Lebanese Date Pastries

April 18, 2012


The official name for these is “Ma’amoul”; They are lebanese pastries used to celebrate holidays, no matter what your religion… Muslims eat them during Ramadan, Arabic Christians during Easter, and nut filled versions are eaten by Jews during Purim. I usually don’t link to wiki articles, but this one is pithy and fascinating reminder of […]

Ham with Plum Sauce / Asparagus / Potatoes

April 10, 2012


Our take on the traditional holiday ham dinner, with a plum sauce invented by my creative husband (and made reality by yours truly). Menu: Ham (Honey baked) Asparagus, saute’d with spices in oil Roasted potatoes–with sea salt and a special pepper like TJ’s flower pepper Side salad (see picture) Plum sauce for the Ham (recipe […]

Easter Foods and Photos…Updated

April 9, 2012


We’re still in recovery mode over here. I think we went to the grocery store (well, 3 of them, and fresh direct) 10 times since Thursday…Rachael and I made a fierce mess together, then valiantly fought of the ant infestation together (I can’t talk about that here–just know that it’s not fun), and now our […]


April 1, 2012


Not every recipe I share with you earns an exclamation point in the title. This is my humble opinion of this recipe, I’ll let you be the judge. I attempted to share this post with you on Friday, but realized that I was going to struggle while blogging about the two things that I had […]