Spinach Artichoke Soup-your favorite dip as a soup!

Most restaurants have a version of spinach artichoke dip on their menu. It is usually really cheesy and gooey, and delicious, but it’s also loaded with fat and calories. It shouldn’t be a meal, but it’s so good, you can’t help yourself, and you keep going back for more and more….and more. Well tonight’s dinner…

Pork Tenderloin with Poached Plums= YUM!

As much as I try to fight it, fall really is here and the kids are back to school, and we have begun the crazy, hectic running around schedule that most American families share. Between our son’s soccer practice that ended at 5 and our daughter’s dance rehearsal that started at 6, we were able…

A perfect taste of summer~Roasted Tomato Soup

As summer sadly wanes and fall is creeping up on us, this is prime time to savor the delicious summer bounty. I had a few pounds of gorgeous tomatoes sitting on the counter waiting to be eaten and today, with a little rain outside and a chill in the air, it was the perfect day…

Aztec Chipotle Lamb Chops with Citrus-Cilantro Yogurt Crema

I’ve been out of the kitchen for almost a month due to a broken foot. It’s been a long hot summer, but I’m back in the saddle and ready to cook! In May, I picked up 1/2 of a lamb from Kyle Farms right here in my home town! We have chops, riblets, ground lamb,…

Dinner from Federal Hill with love!

When I take off for a few days to a new place, I am always looking for something fun to bring home. My 11-year old son always asks if I’ve brought something for him, and he’s usually non-plussed with my foodie finds, wishing instead for a toy or a trinket, but I think this time,…

Quail eggs, from bird to plate. A story of my dinner!

Dinner tonight was a real French bistro meal. Fried quail eggs with runny yolks atop a salad of mixed greens dressed in a fig vinaigrette with some blackberries and raspberries. A couple of slices of toasted buttered baguette and dinner was ready! This dinner was very special tonight because of the story of my quail…

And the winner is?! Chicken Cacciatore

In our house we have an ongoing battle about birthday dinners. Not between our kids, but between my husband and I. When I met my husband over 20 years ago, the man ate nothing but fried foods and pizza. He confessed that as a kid he was a picky eater and that he didn’t actually…