Salmon Cakes with Slow Cooker Parmesan Risotto

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Bet you’re thinking, “She’s a food blogger, course she’s planning some stellar sort of knock your socks off and right into bed Valentine’s Day meal.” Well… Let me disappoint you. I’ve got nothing. No fancy chocolaty molten dessert, no candlelit dinner, no Etta James to set the mood. I don’t even know what I’m making yet and there is nothing thawing in my freezer. To be perfectly honest, I’m thinking of a great little pizza place that may just fit the bill. Beer, pizza, and later that night some Archer to really set the mood. Hopefully, you are all far more prepared then myself and have […]

California Cioppino

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I am in need of some serious house cleaning. My house isn’t dirty or anything, there is just some clutter right now. Clutter apparently drives me coo coo for cocoa puffs. There are cooking magazines and notes on recipes in one corner of the living room, read and unread books in a pile near the bed, and a shameful pile of shoes that need to be put away until next summer in the near the closet. Halloween needs to come down and I need to prep the small assortment of Thanksgiving decorations I have before the barrage of Christmas decorations […]

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Asian Slaw

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It’s been almost a year since we purchased our mountain bikes and headed out for the trails. A year ago, every time Handsome wanted to ride, I would whine to myself internally and barely pull myself along the trails. I was exhausted. I felt horrible. I wanted to quit. Saturday evening the weather was bordering on beautiful or packed with the thick hot summertime thunderstorms and Handsome a bad day at work. Seeing the clouds moving passed us, I loaded my bike into the truck and headed out for a ride all by myself. Looking up half way through the trail and […]

Grilled Miso-Ginger Salmon & Doris

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  A few weeks ago, from four rooms away – while blow drying my hair – I heard what sounded like an semi truck parked in front of our house. I went to investigate finding that the over sized truck was actually my refrigerator… Not good. Being female, I couldn’t find a way to express this to my boyfriend without him believing I was exaggerating so the other day I redeemed some points when I got a phone call saying the fridge sounded like it was preparing for taking off and that we were in need of a new one. Ha! So, […]

Smørrebrød {Open Face Fish Sandwich} a Secret Recipe

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It’s time for another round of Secret Recipe Club, and this time I am kind of letting loose. It has been a few months since you have seen a Secret Recipe Club post on here, mainly because I realized December was a busy month and with all of my personal plans, plus things I wanted to have on my blog, there wasn’t enough time to devote to another persons blog to make a good SRC post. And that’s what I want to talk about today. Good SRC posts. Secret Recipe Club is a really neat idea for food bloggers, an opportunity to […]

Lemon and Parsley Baked Fish

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Every now and then Handsome and I get dressed up and go out for a few drinks and nice meal. I’m sure we’re not the only people who like a little time away from reality to just pretend that we can be on a date and not worry about the stress of life. We don’t go out to places that cost hundreds of dollars, that would just be crazy, but we do go to a few restaurants that my father would have made me dress well for as a little girl. Sad thing is, people don’t ‘dress’ anymore. I look […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Crescent Sandwich Roll-ups

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Some days you just need a break from all the fancy meals and hard work. You just need something that will sooth the soul and make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside. You know, like on those days when your father arrives out of the blue in the front yard, boat in tow and tosses three giant live, flopping, breathing, fighting for their lives fish in the nearest cooler and drives away. I have never cleaned a fish. I have only seen it done once – over 10 years ago. They are flopping in the cooler. Flashbacks […]

Pesto Tortellini Gratin

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  Who needs reality TV – if you could follow Handsome and I around on a mundane Tuesday night, you would never slump to the lows of the Jersey Shore ever again. I promise. See, we are a sippy cup kind of special. You won’t hear us having thought provoking conversation that would eventually lead to the cure for cancer. No sweet poems would pass our lips with candlelight and music filling the air. No long conversations about the duldrums of one’s job. Nope. You’d see him chasing me around the house with a spoon covered in macaroni  and have to put up with […]

Grilled Swordfish Steaks for round two

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Ever wondered who should pay on the first date? With more and more people meeting in the internet, I read an interesting article on Chow the other day about first dates and the bill. Now, I’m funny about the tab. Actually, I pretty much have to really dislike you to not offer to help out with the bill on the first date. That being said, I think a gentleman should insist on paying on the first date, no matter what I offer, but allow lenience if their is a second. I’m weird about money and wont allow myself an extra drink or […]

Bringing back the Filet-O-Fish, Fried fish and Rosemary Potatoes

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If you hadn’t noticed by the filet-o-fish being back on the menu at every local chain, it’s Lent. Now, I’m not Catholic (so not Catholic that my Catholic grandmother threw ‘holy water’ at my infant self calling my a ‘Pegan baby’. That’s right, I’ve been trouble since before I could talk. Whether that story is true or false I’ll never know, but my father was not Catholic and my mother from a very strict Catholic family so I can see it causing some problems). Even though I’m not Catholic, I know a lot of people use the season of Lent […]

Almost Meatless Monday with Salmon Chowder

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As part of being more health and environment conscious in 2011, I am going to incorporate fish into our diet once a week. I am aware that there is much more I need to research – baby steps – but maybe, with gradual changes here and there, this household of carnivorous will even try a meatless Monday. Smoked-Salmon Chowder Recipe from Time for Dinner by “Pilar Guzmán, Jenny Rosenstrach, and Alanna Stang ” Seen on Project Foodie active time: 15 minutes| total time: 30 minutes | serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 medium leeks (white and light green […]