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

Menu Planning: Chinese New Year 2016

We recently rang in the Year of the Monkey with a delicious spread of homemade Chinese food. Several years ago I found a recipe for Chinese braised ribs that turned out so good, and I’ve been trying, in vein, to search out that recipe. I had found it on a completely random site and I’ve had no luck finding it again, so I decided this … Continue reading Menu Planning: Chinese New Year 2016

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

Little Blue Truck Birthday Party

Our sweet, funny little man just turned 2! We hosted a party at our house for our friends and family and had a few of Oliver’s friends over too. I love using literary themes for kids birthday parties as there are so many personal touches you can make with them. Last year, I picked “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Eric Carle for his first birthday … Continue reading Little Blue Truck Birthday Party

Menu Planning: Seafood Paella, Baked Trout, Braised Cabbage and Raspberry Jam Tart

Every year around the holidays, we always get together with my aunt and uncle, who live close by, and my cousin, who is down visiting her parents from New York. Each year, the food and company are amazing and we usually exchange foodie type gifts, which are always welcome! In November, my dad had brought out some frozen brook trout he caught in Illinois and … Continue reading Menu Planning: Seafood Paella, Baked Trout, Braised Cabbage and Raspberry Jam Tart