Seared Scallops Over Lemon Risotto

Scallops are one of my favorite special occasion meals.  For one thing, if you get quality scallops, they're pretty hard to mess up (just don't over cook them!).  And, if you have a bit of patience, you can whip up a simple lemon parsley risotto, and the combined result is pretty impressive.  So, when one … Continue reading Seared Scallops Over Lemon Risotto

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Braised Short Ribs Over Butternut Squash Pasta

On Valentine's Day, before children, when my husband and I had more time, more money,  and more energy to go out on a weeknight, we'd often secure reservations at one of favorite local Brooklyn restaurants where we'd willingly pay marked up prices for a prefixed meal.  And, honestly, we didn't mind the expense, because our … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Dinner: Braised Short Ribs Over Butternut Squash Pasta

Go-to Date Night In: Summer Edition

My husband and I got married in July.  We used to celebrate our anniversary by going out for a fancy meal in New York City or maybe even getting away for the weekend. But three kids later, and romantic weekends have given way to family vacations. For the past nine summers, we're away with our … Continue reading Go-to Date Night In: Summer Edition