Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredient Inspiration


With the wifey traveling less these days, she got fired up to rehash her kitchen creativity and Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredient recipes really got her fired up to get cookin’. Not a big fan of mise en place, or prep work in general, the focus on preparing a handful of ingredients really helped her ease…

Second Wind


April 4, 2018, the last day I clicked “Publish”. Nearly a year has passed since my last blog entry, and as I sit at my desk, with my clammy tiptoes pressed against our bamboo floors, trying to balance the black, slightly under inflated yoga ball, that’s indifferently bending and rolling beneath me, I ignore the…

Hash Browns with Sunny Side Egg


I’ve recently discovered the wonders my countertop food processor is capable of. A few years ago, I added a red Kitchenaid immersion blender to my arsenal and promptly broke up with my Cuisinart countertop food processor. It normally just sits lonely on the back counter collecting dust, just another thing for me to clean, but…

Caldo Verde


That delicious Zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden everyone raves about? Well please meet the healthier, tastier more authentic Caldo Verde version. This soup is a Portugal favorite and if you wanna really punch up the authenticity use Linguica in place of the ground pork in this recipe. Caldo Verde is also dairy free (unlike…

Dijon Potato Hash with Sunny Side Egg


Hash is one of my favorite breakfast/brunch meals and it definitely has to be served with a perfectly runny yolk egg. The Dijon mustard in this recipe elevates the hash beyond the tried and true diner style breakfast potatoes and pairs incredibly well with the creamy egg yolk. I will be stirring mustard into my…

Tomato Soup with Bacon Wrapped Aspargus


This past summer I canned my first batch of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes and have been patiently waiting to pop a jar open this winter and make a pot of soup with it. Canning fresh tomatoes for the winter is definitely something I intend to do every year from now on. The flavor was phenomenal! I served…

Chicken Salad with Fresh Mayo, White Grapes, and Toasted Pecans


One of my favorite ways to utilize leftover roast chicken, other than soup of course, is chicken salad. It’s super quick and makes for a great lunch or dinner. I’ve also made this same recipe with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Serve with lettuce, crackers, or on your favorite sandwich bread. Chicken Salad  Ingredients:  2 cups leftover…

Cauliflower Hash with Sunny Side Up Egg


The last several mornings have been crisp and cool, offering such a relief from the humidity of late. Before setting off and enjoying one of these fine mornings out on the Fairhill Trials, I decided a decent breakfast was in order first. This cauliflower hash was very filling yet lighter than it’s potato counterpart and…

Slow Cooker Braised Turkey Meatballs with Spiralized Zucchini


I love turkey and was quite delighted when Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market started carrying farm raised turkey products. After Thanksgiving, I can now find ground turkey, smoked turkey, turkey legs and breasts available. For me turkey isn’t just a Thanksgiving entree. Slow roasted or smoked, medium-thin sliced turkey breast is my go to sandwich or lettuce…

Steak & Green Bean Frites


Herman’s Meat Shop in Newark, DE is the only place we purchase steaks from anymore. They are a masterfully talented butcher shop with the most down-to-earth, kind and attentive staff you’ll ever meet. I always hope there will be a bit of a wait for my order, as I love to stand off to the…