Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

Now that Bake it Happen has officially come to an end (I will announce results from the campaign this week), I’m back to my normal grind.   A piece of my Sunday afternoons is usually reserved for my weekly meal planning. It helps alleviate any added stress during those frenetic afterschool hours. Armed with a short list of ingredients, Monday early mornings I stock up on the necessities for my earmarked meals. I’m so thrilled to have received my copy of The Pollan Family Table, the new cookbook from the Pollan sisters and their mom, Corky. I … [Read more...]

Seafood Casserole

Growing up near the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I was always exposed to seafood, most importantly crabs.  Steamed Maryland crabs were my favorite variety and Mom hosted scores of crab feasts in our back yard in the heat of summer.   I can still remember Mom saying she wouldn't actually eat the crabs because it was "too much work for too little reward."  She was referring to the fact that sometimes it took us a good five minutes of prying and cracking and de-clawing the crab before we could even celebrate a morsel of its luscious meat.  On the … [Read more...]