Low-Carb Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs are traditionally hard boiled eggs, wrapped in sausage, coated in bread crumbs, and baked or deep-fried.  In order to make a low-carb version of this, I omit the breadcrumbs.  I make a batch of these on a Sunday and bring them for breakfasts to work all week long! Now, one variation that I […]

Braised French Onion Chicken

This dish is good.  Not an oh-that-was-a-nice-dinner good.. but more of a this-is-going-to-knock-your-socks-off good.  It’s the kind of dish you dream about the night after you’ve eaten it.  (Wait, does that make me a little obsessed about food?) Talk about a full-flavored, wonderful dish.  I served it with rolls, if you’re okay with the carbs.  Mopping […]

Disney’s Roasted Garlic Shrimp Pasta

For my third homage to the amazing chefs at Disney, I wanted to make a dish from Disneyland.  This is served at Carnation Cafe on Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland.  The creamy sauce is rich and delicious… comfort food at its best!  My son gave this one a big thumbs up! I served this right […]

Disney’s Grilled Alaskan Wild-Caught Halibut

To continue my adventure with my new Disney cookbook, Kitchen Magic with Mickey, I tried this amazing seafood dish on a Sunday evening.  It’s from Narcoossee’s Restaurant in the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  We actually stayed at the Grand Floridian the last time we visited, and absolutely fell in love with it.  The resort […]

Disney’s Meatballs with Chimichurri

Anyone who knows me, knows of my affinity for (borderline obsession with) Disney.  It is my favorite place to vacation, and by far the happiest place on Earth to me.  I love to recreate dishes from Disney at home, both because they are delicious, and also because it brings back wonderful memories. This dish is […]

Eat our way around the world – Italy

April is the month during which both of my children were born.  Since he was the birthday boy, I thought it would be fitting for my son to pick the country he wanted to try next.  Of course he loves noodles (and is quite a ham when it comes to his fake Italian accent), so Italy […]

No-Crust Mini Pizzas

Kids love pizza.  Heck, I love pizza.  But, my waistline does not love pizza.  I’ve tried cauliflower crust pizza and I LOVE IT.  But, it takes work. So, in an effort to try to find a healthier alternative to picking up the phone and ordering Papa Johns (don’t get me wrong.. I do also love […]

Eat our way around the world – Ireland

Well I apologize for the late post from our March’s Eat our way around the world adventure.  The blog had a bit of a technical hiccup.  Thanks to a tech-savvy husband, I’ve been saved and we’re up and running again. When brainstorming about what country to choose for March, my son automatically said Ireland “because […]

Eat our way around the world – France

I was trying to plan out what country to do for what month.  So… February… well, February is centered around Valentine’s Day, and Valentine’s Day is romantic.  What better country to ooze romance than France?  So, on Valentine’s Day, instead of trying to find a baby sitter (nearly impossible) and going out into over-crowded restaurants, […]

Baked Panko Shrimp

It’s Lent, and it’s Friday… so that means a yummy seafood dish around here.  This is my son’s favorite.  I love to use the Argentinian Red Shrimp from Trader Joe’s for this recipe (which is a bit of a new addiction for me).  But, whatever ones you choose, make sure they’re raw and not cooked.  […]