Easy Summer Black Bean Salad

Ingredients 2 (15 ounce) cansblack beans, rinsed and drained 3 ears fresh cookedcorn, kernels cut off the cob (about 2 cups) 2 red bell peppers,diced (about 2 cups) 2 medium clovesgarlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons) 2 tablespoons mincedshallots, from one medium shallot 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon cayennepepper 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup plus 1tablespoon […]

Easy Greek Orzo Salad

We made this in the store today – its really tasty, ad easy to make. The perfect summer salad, since it can be served at room temperature! Adapted from Taste of Home and All Recipes. Ingredients 5 cups cooked orzo 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 medium […]

Gnocchi with parmesean and roasted vegetables

Behold, another “what can I throw in a pan?” dish!  As you may have gathered, Jereme is a pasta fiend.  He came home with ridiculously delicious and ridiculously expensive gnocchi, a type of pasta I’m not that familiar with cooking.  I had onions, home-grown cherry tomatoes and zucchini kicking around, though I think this dish […]

Linguine with spicy red clam sauce

So Jereme and I were discussing my “blog-worthy” recipes, and it turns out most of them are Italian dishes.  Go figure.  We moved to Cape Cod about a month ago and while quality beef is lacking here, there is an abundance of incredibly fresh seafood. He asked me to make him linguine with clam sauce, […]

Gnocchi with sun dried tomato mushroom sauce

So tonight was “what can I throw in a pan?” night.  After leaving my parent’s house this weekend with a serious craving for gnocchi, I had Jer pick some up from the store.  We had mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, cream, and ricotta in the fridge, and the rest is history.  You’re looking at 15 minutes […]

Wasabi Crabcakes with Soy-Ginger Sauce

I made these as an appetizer for homemade sushi a little while ago. These are super easy to make, and are great as an appetizer or super-sized for an entree. For the crabcakes:1 lb lump crab meat2/3 cup wasabi mayonnaise (you can find this in the condiment aisle with horseradish sauce)1 1/2 cups panko bread […]

Spicy burgers with avocado and grilled bacon

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with burgers. I love the combination of bacon and avocado, and I had found a “how to” for grilling bacon. Naturally, it dawned on me to put this grilled meat on top of more grilled meat, with the contrasting cool flavor of avocado (you can grill those too! […]

Chili Braised Short Ribs with Polenta and Grilled Corn

I actually made this some time back, and it was phenomenal. I had been looking for short rib recipes after I bought some on sale from the store, but it seemed I didn’t have all of the ingredients for a single recipe…so, I figured I’d combine them. The result was sweet, smokey, and spicy fall-of-the-bone […]

Lobster Newburg

For those of you who DON’T want diet food, I have a very delicious and accordingly waistline-unfriendly lobster dish. If you want something absolutely decadent (read: Valentine’s Day) but don’t want to spring for ho-hum, expensive lobster, fresh lobster meat can be purchased in 6-oz containers (entirely claw meat, and entirely enough for two people) […]