Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Bangkok Express

The foundation of any Thai curry is the curry paste.  I always used to buy green curry paste for Thai coconut curry until I realized how easy it is to make the paste from scratch. I make multiple batches of the recipe because the paste freezes well for future use and is also a delicious […]

Mom’s Lasagna

My mother-in-law’s birthday was earlier this week, so my husband and I decided to throw a surprise dinner party for her.  I made lasagna, one of her favorites, in two different versions – chicken/pesto and mushroom/summer squash.  The meal also included Mediterranean chopped salad, green beans with toasted almonds and a berry yogurt drizzle, grilled […]

A Tree Salad

Yes, you read it correctly, one of our family favorites is broccoli salad. My kids love broccoli (trees, as they call it).  I really have no idea how they developed such a taste for it! In the summer, I enjoy making various salads without using lettuce. This salad is the perfect picnic or beach salad, […]

BBQ Ribs and Baked Fries

BBQ food is one of my favorite cuisines.  During and even after each of my three pregnancies, my biggest craving was for real soul food – ribs, macaroni and cheese, wings and collard greens.  My husband certainly wasn’t complaining!  After giving birth to my first child, my husband and I went out for dinner to […]

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Soup

One of my biggest pet peeves is leftover tidbits of vegetables in the fridge.  It drives me crazy to open up my vegetable kitchen drawer and see half a tomato in Saran Wrap, scallion bunches on their last legs, one irregular shaped potato which I couldn’t use when I made baked potato the other night, […]