Lemon and Locatelli Spaghetti Squash

Hello there!  Who’s excited for Spring?  Anyone?  Everyone?!  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy living in a part of the country where I get to experience seasons, however I’m over the smell of wet wool and salt stains on my Doc Martens.  It is supposed to be in the mid-50s later this week so woohoo…

Aunt Shannon’s Cheesy Spinach Rice Casserole

Hello!  Happy Friday!  How excited are you for the weekend?!  It is expected to be beautiful, but cold here in the Big Apple.  So I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you a dish to keep you nice and warm- Cheesy Spinach Rice Casserole. It’s a recipe that came from my…

Savory Fig-alicious Flatbread

Hi there!  Happy Monday!  Picture it- Friday.  10am.  I discovered I had a craving for figs and blue cheese.  Probably because I stumbled across this beauty from Martha Stewart.  This salty-sweet concoction looked amazing but I also knew I wanted some different flavor profiles if I was going to make a savory flatbread with figs.  Go…

I’m Not Pretty, But I’m Delicious Eggplant Dip

Even now that the Summer has wound down I love to go to the Farmer’s Market and enjoy the bountiful produce available.  That was the case 2 weeks ago, when visiting a friend in New Jersey we stopped at her town’s weekly market.  Farmers and food vendors from around the area were selling everything from…

Squash-buckling

One of the best parts of Summer is the abundance of produce available.  Of all the veggies available, zucchini is my most favorite during these warm months.  You can prepare it a ton of different ways- grilled, sautéed, breaded and baked, folded into eggs for dinner and my personal favorite- turn them into Zucchini Boats. …

Cooking Runs in The Family

Happy Monday! If there is one thing that I know, it’s that cooking definitely runs in my family.  Over the weekend I received a yummy looking email from my cousin Kyle and I wanted to showcase his culinary prowess with you all… Kyle’s Homemade Stuffed Peppers are made from hand-picked peppers stuffed with a blend…

New Year, New Daisy

A new year, a new start.  Like many of others today is going to be my last first day on Weight Watchers, getting back to a gym for the first time in a few years, walking the longer way from the bus stop.  There is also purging my purse and makeup bag; reorganizing the kitchen,…

I’ll have some turkey with that bacon

  A coworker sent this to me this morning so I can’t take credit for it…but OH MY.  I think the turkey skin would be weird, right?  Maybe if it was a skinless turkey this could work.  What do you think?  Happy *early* Thanksgiving my faithful readers!  

Fishtag You’re It

Well I am happy to report that after an unexpected yet lingering pain I am now Gallbladder free and recovering nicely.  Now that I’m on the mend I can finally get back to that little thing called writing a blog. Today’s post is overdue, mostly because a lot of my posts end up as drafts…

Snackable Sardines

Let me start by saying that there are very few foods that I will not try at least once.  I love fish.  Almost any kind, with the exception of salmon which I realize I am in the minority.  I keep trying to like it, but alas it’s just not meant to be.  Anyway, about a…

That’s a Fine Recipe

Good Monday Afternoon!  Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  This was a productive weekend for me, which are the best kind 🙂 In between taking pictures of the storm clouds rolling over the city, I enjoyed a beautiful Saturday at a local produce stand, watched the US gymnastic trials and spent a good part of…

P.O.P. Salad

I always try to utilize fresh and in-season ingredients into a dish whenever possible.  So the other day I came across big, gorgeous bunches of basil at the grocery store for a good price and I decided to take some home and make a version of a salad I saw on the Barefoot Contessa. My…