Nutella-Stuffed French Toast

For Toby’s birthday breakfast, I started us out on a pretty decadent note with one of his favorite sweets – Nutella. I used products from our local dairy, South Mountain Creamery, to create this delicious breakfast treat. Typically for French toast, I like to use thick slices of bread – about 1 inch thick – as they hold up to the egg/milk soak better. Since … Continue reading Nutella-Stuffed French Toast

Yogurt-Marinated Leg of Lamb

I have a deep love of lamb, with its delicious, gamey flavor and it is perfect to serve for a spring dinner, particularity for Easter. In the past, I’ve done yogurt-marinated butterflied leg of lamb on the grill to superb results and wanted to try a similar preparation on bone-in leg of lamb, available through South Mountain Creamery and using their delicious Whole Milk Yogurt. … Continue reading Yogurt-Marinated Leg of Lamb

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

I feel like I’m emerging from a coma. This week our family was hit particularly hard by a nasty little cold virus. I feel a bit like I’m whining since I know several families with young ones have recently battled stomach bugs and the flu virus, which are WAY worse, but this cold virus threw us for a loop, including making my toddler wake up … Continue reading Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Zinfandel-Braised Short Ribs

You know when you make something good, like really, really good? Like restaurant-quality good? Lick the plate good? When you dream about it that night and you are counting down the minutes until you can eat the leftovers for lunch the next day? (Or is that just me?) Well, this recipe is good. Really, really good. And, as we were eating leftovers the next night, … Continue reading Zinfandel-Braised Short Ribs

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

These are the creamiest, most delicious mashed potatoes I think I’ve ever made. I made these to go along with the Zinfandel-Braised Short Ribs (making it the best meal I’ve ever made – how’s that for an endorsement!), but I believe this is going to be my go-to recipe for mashed potatoes from now on. I developed this recipe for South Mountain Creamery, using their … Continue reading Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Lamb Meatball Pita Sandwiches with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

In the first of my posts for South Mountain Creamery, I wanted to develop a recipe that featured both meat and dairy products to highlight the variety of available products. This recipe made for an easy and delicious dinner and, since the tzatziki sauce and the meatball mix can be made ahead of time, I could make half the dinner during my toddler’s nap time, … Continue reading Lamb Meatball Pita Sandwiches with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

Collaboration with South Mountain Creamery

I’m excited to announce a collaboration with South Mountain Creamery, a dairy farm in Maryland, which offers locally grown and produced milk, dairy products and meats. We’ve been customers of South Mountain since early 2015, when my husband and I made a decision to start consuming more of our food locally after watching a documentary on food production and processing. Our garden was great for … Continue reading Collaboration with South Mountain Creamery