Archive for the Easy Dinner Category

Honey Sesame Chicken

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Honey Sesame Chicken

Before the holiday baking begins, let’s talk Chinese food–more specifically sesame chicken. Although I’ve embarked fearlessly on Asian cuisine in past recipes; ginger fried rice, sesame-crusted salmon, and Asian chicken salad, I’ve always been intimidated when it comes to frying. Not just because of the fat factor – I am also terrified of burning myself with hot [...]

Eggplant Parmesan

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 2:16 pm
eggplant parmesan

I can’t believe that tomorrow is the first day of Fall already. This summer flew by! Below is a transitional recipe to ease us into the season. Eggplant parm is classic comfort food, but the eggplant is baked, and the cheese is reduced fat. Maybe I am reaching. This is however, one of those meals [...]

Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at 2:32 pm
crab cake

Memorial Day weekend marks the official kick off to summer, and what a weekend it was! Along with the BBQs and Patriotism, Monday also brought along a heat wave that sent temperatures into the 90s across the East Coast. Thankfully we were at the beach and had the benefit of a nice ocean breeze. Even [...]

Spring Shells with Peas and Hazelnut Pesto

Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 12:40 pm
Pasta with Peas

Rumor has it that as soon as Monday, I may be able to put my parka jacket in the closet for some much needed rest. I celebrated this potential event by bringing some Spring into my kitchen. I thought maybe if I cook and dress like it’s above 40 degrees, then maybe it will start warming [...]

Baked Seabass with Homemade Garlic Butter and Herb Bread Crumb Topping

Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 5:27 pm
Sea Bass

recipe: adapted from Dave Lieberman Ingredients 5-ounce sourdough bread or other leftover bread 1 tablespoon butter, plus 1/2 stick unsalted butter 4 (6-ounce) sea bass fillets Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 lemon, zested and juiced Few sprigs thyme, leaves removed 3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 cup fresh parsley leaves Instructions Preheat oven to [...]

The Knot, the Turkey, and the Chicken

Posted on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Roast chicken

Laura Bakes posted her pumpkin cookies on the Knot. Check out her post here, and for all you brides out there, she wrote a great feature on the NYC flower district with some inspirational flower pics. Laura, I am in love with anemones also, they are gorgeous! Check out her site: Saying “I Do” So, let’s talk [...]

Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Butternut Squash Soup

It’s been unseasonably warm in NY the last few days, so I thought it unwise to tempt you with hot soup. Thankfully, the temperature has fallen to a more autumn-appropriate degree and soup is back on the menu. Last weekend at the farm one of my finds was butternut squash, a very intimidating vegetable. My [...]

Baked Eggplant Rolantini

Posted on Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 5:18 pm
eggplant rolantini with pasta

My parents have upped their garden game this summer, and are starting to grow vegetables at an alarming rate. So far, I have been the beneficiary of eggplant, summer squash, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots and tomatoes. Sadly, with no outdoor space of my own, the only thing I grow is basil…in my windowsill. Actually not totally [...]

Creamy Farfalle with Cremini Mushrooms, Asparagus, Walnuts, & Marscapone

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 4:14 pm
Creamy farfalle

My dear Krissy has finally relinquished control as soul web master of Dining Detour to her bff (yours truly) an equal lover of everything dining (and dirty martini) related. In doing so, she is going to allow me to make a guest post from time to time to share my own favorite tried and true recipes. Thanks Kristin for dropping the velvet ropes for the VIP treatment:).

Shrimp & Lemon Skewers

Posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 2:29 pm
Shrimp Skewers

With summer in full swing, our new grill is also our new favorite accessory. Now, I am not claiming that I have any clue how to even turn the grill on, but I have been a recipient of many wonderful meals it has produced. Steve can keep his title of grill master, and I am perfectly comfortable to help shop and prep, and let him and the grill do the rest.