Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers & Spinach Pesto Pasta

I love being a member of our local CSA.  It provides the freshest local produce, and it forces me to get inventive with the ingredients because, well, there is only so much kale salad a person wants to eat (or at least, that my husband wants to eat).  Spinach is an early, recurring item in … Continue reading Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers & Spinach Pesto Pasta

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

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