Baked Teriyaki Salmon with Roasted Broccoli

Today was the first day of true “organized” activities for the kiddos.  I took B to her first ballet class and John took C to soccer.  Apparently, C fared much better than B.  They wouldn’t let me watch or stand near her room.  Instead, I had to eaves drop on all of the dance moms…

Sheet Pan Chicken Caprese

Just so you don’t get it twisted…it’s still summer.  Heirloom tomatoes are still at Whole Foods.  Corn is still being sold.   Peaches are abundant.  There’s no reason to panic, people.  It’s totally summer for a couple more weeks.  I refuse to go all fall on y’all until it’s officially fall.  I feel like starting to…

Traditional Basil Pesto Pasta with Chicken and Peas

Seriously though, I’ve got the end-of-summer blues.  I go back to teaching on Tuesday (which I’m very excited about), but there’s something so sad about summer ending.  The ease of lazily waking up (and, trust me, “lazily” has a different meaning with two small children, but at least we weren’t having to rush out of…

Salmon with Melon, Prosciutto and Mozarella Salad

This is not really a recipe per se.  It’s more of a PSA that cantaloupe, prosciutto, and mozarella over a bed of arugula drizzled with some reduced, high-quality balsamic vinegar is amazing and should be on your table at some point this week.  It’s the forgotten salad (at least I always forget about it) that…

Easy Shredded Chicken with Tomatoes

By now, if you’ve been following along on this culinary journey of ours, you know we need meals cooked in 30ish minutes or less.  Chopping for days or creating fancy sauces, all of that stuff isn’t in the cards right now.  We both work full time and try to get some gym time in before…

Sweet and Sour Chicken (without deep frying!)

I got robbed with both pregnancies of mine.  I didn’t really have any specific cravings.  I desperately wanted to be one of those women who sat up in bed in the middle of the night and was like, “HELP!  I need some chocolate ice cream with purple sprinkles like RIGHT.  THIS.  MOMENT!”  Naturally, John would…

Salmon with Pea and Basil Pesto

This past Saturday, C was playing with his blocks like he usually does.  C’s getting better at keeping his cool when his sister carelessly runs by knocking his building over, or worse yet knocks it down in a very premeditated, maniacal kind of way.  But on this morning when his blocks took a tumble on…

Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

I always get annoyed when I’m trying out someone else’s recipe and it calls for weird ingredients I know I’ll never use again.  (No, I don’t think Whole Food carries zucchini blossoms on the regular and I have no clue what marmite is.)  It’s fun when you have an idea for a meal based on…

One Sheet Pan Dinner: Shrimp and Summer Vegetables

Sheet pan dinners are truly the best way to cook dinner.  Is there even another way? Seriously though — I thought summer was going to be all laid back.  Things are at your own pace, life slows own a bit, you have time to explore some other interests, etc.  Then summer actually happens — and…