Corn, Zucchini and Feta Bake

Are you in search of good vegetarian side dishes for your dinner? I easily get bored with our weekly veggie rotation of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. I’m always on a mission to spruce up our meals by combining different colors and textures and flavors in our side dishes. My kids love the Brussels sprouts with Bacon and Maple Syrup side.  The juxtaposition of the crunchy bacon with the soft steam Brussels sprouts and the sweet syrup renders perfect harmony. The grilled Kale with Ricotta cheese and Plums blends the soft tartness … [Read more...]

Friday-Food-Frenzy – Fun with Feta

My husband grew up with a strange eating "disorder."  He only ate cheese for the first 12 years of his life.  No joke.  He'd go to McDonald's and order a "cheeseburger hold the meat." He'd eat grilled cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  At a young age, he was offered $100 just to eat part of a Maryland crab cake and he flat out refused.  Lucky for him (and me) he outgrew his cheesy love affair before he went to college.   However, that didn't stop me from spotting cans of Cheez Wiz spray cheese in his dorm room closet.  He's come a looong … [Read more...]

Blurring the Lines Between Mother and Daughter

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new” Rajneesh   I never needed my mother more than the very first day I became a mother.   The day I delivered my first child, I worked from 8:00a-6:00p and complained of cramps from 8:00a-6:00p.  How was I supposed to know I was in labor?  It was two weeks before my due date and I had never had labor pains before.  It was also the hottest day on record for April … [Read more...]