Pesto Pasta-A Summer Flavored Pasta Salad

Picnic season is right around the corner! For some people, anyway. My New England picnic would have to include layering up, wearing knee socks, hot chocolate, and a thermos full of soup. Or I can keep making and devouring Granny’s pesto pasta. Despite my love of winter, when it is still cold and windy in…

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Hamburger a la Charlotte – My Favorite Meal-in-Law

This week we are doing a fun twist at Granny’s Recipe Box! My mother-in-law, Betsy and my sister-in-law, Sarah were in town for Easter, and we thought it would be so fun to do a recipe from their side of the family. So this week, we present to you an original recipe by my husband’s grandmother (Mémère),…

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Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie – More Flavor, Less Calories

Shepherd’s pie, I now realize, is the food equivalent of the cliché “he’s not especially good looking, but he’s got a great personality.”  And if this version – Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie – were in high school, it would definitely be voted best personality. It won’t be the prettiest dish you’ll ever put on the…

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Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce – Come for the Peanut Butter. Stay for the Satay.

This could be the best chicken satay I’ve ever had. Why? Peanut butter sauce. Peanut butter is like that friend who always shows up. You know, the type of friend who you can go without seeing for months, and when you finally do get together, its like not a moment has passed. You don’t have…

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Easy Roasted Veggie Pasta – Get Ready for a New Go-To Meal

Does anyone else need a cure for the Sunday Scaries? This Easy Roasted Vegetable Pasta just might be it. My husband loves his job and claims he does not get the Sunday Scaries, but I sure do. Staring in the face of five days of me vs. the home team – a toddler, a baby, and…

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Herb Sautéed Pork Cutlets – New Year, New Meat

Has everyone made and kept their New Year’s Resolutions? This year, I’m resolving to sleep more, be more adventurous in the kitchen, and eat less chocolate (not give up chocolate, just eat less). I’ve already failed at my first and third resolutions, so I better keep that second one. These herb sautéed pork cutlets might…

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Porcupines in a Skillet – No Quills, No Frills

This isn’t the fanciest or most beautiful meal you’ll ever make, but it might just be one of the easiest and cheapest. And not to be smart, but its pretty freaking good too.

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