"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weight Loss Yogurt Cereal Breakfast #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

In Mireille Guiliano's famous book: French Women Don't Get Fat.  She shares a recipe for what she calls: Magical Breakfast Cream. It is a yogurt cereal concoction that is very healthy and helps stave off hunger, so you can make it to lunch without snacking.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apple Cake #Weekend Bites

Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apple Cake- simplelivingeating.com

We have been going apple picking with friends of ours every year since our kids were toddlers. They have been living in Brooklyn for a while now and the traffic to get out to the orchard is just not making it a fun thing to do anymore. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic & Potatoes #French Fridays with Dorie

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic & Potatoes- simplelivingeating.com

We are on an ugly food roll in French Fridays with Dorie: celery root two weeks ago, monkfish last week and Jerusalem Artichokes this week... it must be Halloween season because I feel like I've have been concocting witches' brews for the last month. Don't be surprised if we roast eye of newt next week!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Belgium Mussels #Food of the World

Belgium Mussels- simplelivingeating.com

When I think of Belgium I think of mussels. I was fortunate enough to visit Brussels on my way to a wedding in Amsterdam. There were street vendors and outdoor cafes overflowing with mussels. Yes, everyone must eat "Mussels in Brussels." with a side of pommes frites...

10 Best Fall Recipes from Simple Living and Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good: simplelivingeating.com
Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

I hope you are enjoying a long holiday weekend like we are....quiet, restful... so unusual for us these days. A good weekend to cook and sort through old recipes. Here are some of my family's favorite Fall meals.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Andouille Sausage & Pappardelle #Weekend Bites

Andouille Sausage & Pappardelle: simplelivingeating.com

This recipe is truly a mixture of Mediterranean flavors and elements. Andouille sausage is a favorite of the French and Spanish (quite popular in New Orleans) with Pimenton Picante (Hot Paprika) from Spain and a favorite Italian pasta Pappardelle. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Scallops with Double Carrots (Bonne Idee of Monkfish and Double Carrots) #French Fridays with Dorie

Scallops with Double Carrots- simplelivingeating.com

We made the ugliest vegetable, celery root, last week in French Fridays with Dorie. This week we were suppose to make the ugliest fish: monkfish. Ever since I saw a picture of what this beast looks like I have been unable to eat it. I substituted scallops.

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