Kale and Quinoa Patties from the Move

Allow me to be totally honest. Kale and quinoa generally do not excite me. I do not like massaged kale salads. Kale chips are ok but there’s other stuff I’d rather eat. Quinoa is just a weird substitute for rice in my book. Given the choice, I’d rather have rice. Recently we were embroiled in … Read more

Grilled Potato Salad

I’m in love with this easy to make salad. And I’m doubly in love with it because it requires very little cooking and the ingredients were sent out with the husband to the grill. 2 scallions 6 medium potatoes 1/2 cup lemon olive oil 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp sugar fresh herbs, chopped salt … Read more

Roasted Veggies with Rosemary, Machego and Ham

In my ongoing quest to make vegetables more interesting, I decided to toss some flavors together. I peeled 4 carrots and one large parsnip. I cut them into sticks (the size of carrot sticks). I put them on a baking sheet and drizzled them with olive oil. I added salt and pepper and a teaspoon … Read more

Spring Risotto with Ramps, Asparagus and Peas

I love to pounce on new produce when it appears in the store in the spring. This week my store had ramps. Ramps grow wild and are like a cross between green onions and chives. I always get so excited to bring home something new but then I have to figure out what to make … Read more

Cheesy Chicken Lasagna

I’ve been craving lasagna and I also really needed to add some quick meals to my freezer, so lasagna was on. Since my daughter no longer eats read meat, a chicken lasagna was going to be necessary. I found this recipe in Food Network Magazine. I substituted 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts for the chicken … Read more

Seared Asparagus

Sometimes, particularly in the winter, I get really tired of veggies. There isn’t a huge selection and I feel like I’m making the same things every week. This week I decided to try something a little different. I took a bunch of asparagus and melted 1 tbsp of butter in a saute pan on high. … Read more

Leftovers! Corned Beef Hash

If you’re making corned beef today, you need this recipe for your leftovers tomorrow! It’s tradition to make corned beef and cabbage (as well as potatoes, carrots, and soda bread: here’s my recipe for cheese soda bread) for St. Patrick’s Day at our house. One year I corned my own beef: you can see how … Read more

St. Patrick Drove the Gluten Out of Ireland

Ok not really, but it makes a nice story. This post is part of my weeklong celebration of Ireland in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. You’ve probably heard that we Americans make St. Patty’s Day into something it isn’t in Ireland and in fact, corned beef and cabbage is nowhere to be found on Irish … Read more


Posted by Brette in Food

How can I not have made gnudi before? If you haven’t had it, gnudi is similar to gnocchi, but has no potato in it and is free-formed into round little balls. I’ve made gnocchi a few times and found it fussy and annoying. Gnudi, on the other hand was a breeze! Mix together flour, cheese, … Read more

Roasted Fruit Salad

We recently received a big, beautiful fruit basket from a friend to get us through the death of my mother-in-law.  It was a thoughtful gift, filled with wonderful treats. We ate it for a week and then it was SuperBowl weekend. The beautiful whole pineapple hadn’t been touched. My husband was having fantasies of roasting … Read more