Cuban Dinner: Moros y Cristianos, Ropa Vieja y Tres Leches…

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At school a couple of weeks ago, I presented a lunchtime special to the students about my studies abroad in Cuba.  The kids were so cute and asked great questions about what it is like in a place that is so mysterious to many Americans.  The best part of the presentation was….THE CAKE!  They keep […]

1st Annual Leftover-Sandwich-Off


Well, it’s that time of year again! You know, the time when Google gets the most hits per day for “what do I make with turkey leftovers?”. Well, search no more, we have a new holiday tradition… The 1st Annual thanksgiving leftover-sandwich-off! The first sandwich Side 1: (warm) Whole wheat bread toasted Spread white potato […]

Greek Nachos {food matters project}


Once upon a time there was an over committed, time-management challenged mom/wife/high school teacher who blew a deadline for an awesome project, The Food Matters Project. This is her recipe for Greek Nachos, inspired by Mark Bitman’s version from the New York Times in 2009. I decided to tweak this recipe a bit to make […]

Merlot Cab Berry Sorbet {the food matters project}


Um, this is a keeper! Have you ever thought of something as delicious as sorbet WITH wine in it, I’m in love! This week, for the food matters project the recipe is brought to us by Simple & Amazing. She writes: “The recipe I picked for my turn to host the Food Matters Project is […]

Strawberry Basil Chicken Tacos


New recipe alert! Try Strawberries and Basil as new taco toppings instead of the traditional tomatoes, salsa, guacamole and beans. These tacos taste like summer, and who doesn’t love summer!? The very (very!) simple recipe: 2 Corn tortillas per person (softened over the burner on low heat) Shredded chicken (made in slow cooker for 4-6 […]

Gofres with cherries and chocolate {food matters project}


This week’s Food Matters Project recipe calls for Chocolate Cherry Panini. Um, ok. Done! Instead of a sandwich, I tweaked it a bit to make Gofres. As a student studying in Spain, I encountered my first Gofre on a weekend trip to Barcelona. Gofre may literally translate to “waffle”, but in Barcelona these are not […]

Savory Tomato “Tart” {food matters project}


This week’s Food Matters Project recipe calls for a Savory Tomato Crisp. Check out this week’s chef at her blog, The Giving Table. To make my version of the Tomato Tart, I used a technique my mother calls “clean out the fridge / pantry”. It works fabulously! Art by Megan’s Tomato Tart: 1 cup of […]

Baltimore Farmer’s Market and Bazaar…


Yesterday, I stopped to check out the Baltimore Farmer’s Market. It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning and the Market more than exceeded my expectations. Things to love about the Baltimore Farmer’s Market: 1. There is easy parking available at the corner of E. Saratoga and Guilford Streets. (also many other spots around the block […]

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