"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!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Arborio Rice Pudding #French Fridays with Dorie: Rice Pudding & Caramel Apples

Arborio Rice Pudding-simplelivingeating.com


This week the French Fridays with Dorie group is making croquants which is a nut cookie. My baker is allergic to nuts, so I decided to do a make up of the easiest dessert I could find in the cookbook. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mustard & Onion Chicken Breasts #Simple Eating

Mustard & Onion Chicken- simplelivingeating.com


I am writing this Monday night and we are bracing for a Nor'East here in New York. Our town is expecting 20 to 30 inches of snow fall tonight. It is not suppose to be icy, so I hope the power will stay on... we have a wood burning stove to keep warm. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Roasted Salmon: New England Style # The Culinary Lives of John & Abigail Adams A Cookbook #Weekly Menu Plan

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This post is sponsored by Rosana Y. Wan and Schiffer Publishing. All opinions are my own. 

The Balch family has been in America since 1636. Through my husband's family history the story of how the United States became a country is very vivid. My kids have always gotten so excited to see a family name on a statue or included in an American history story: a relative road with Paul Revere and fought at Bunker Hill. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Spice-Crusted Swordfish #French Fridays with Dorie

Spice-Crusted Swordfish- simplelivingeating.com


We have been on a roll this month making fish recipes for French Fridays with Dorie. I couldn't be happier. Fish is delicious, cooks quickly, is low in calories and high in nutrition. Yes, it is much better for you than any meat.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cabbage Soup: White Bean & Kale #Healthy Eating

Cabbage Soup- Kale & White Bean- simplelivingeating.com


We just had a serious bout of freezing weather here in New York. My family and I needed a hearty soup to warm us up. There is really bad cold going around too, so I decided to make a soup that contained vitamin C rich cabbage and vitamin A rich kale to give our immune systems a boost.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Curried Mussels #French Fridays with Dorie

Curried Mussels- simplelivingeating.com


Mussels are one of my husband's favorite seafoods because it always makes him think of our romantic trip to Amsterdam, Bruges and Brussels BC (Before Children). Our favorite part of the trip was sitting in an outside square in Brussels, people watching and eating large pots of steaming mussels while drinking Chimay beer.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Turkish Stuffed Cabbage: Etli Lahana Dolmasi #Food of the World

Turkish Stuffed Cabbage: Etli Lahana Dolmasi: simplelivingeating.com


Twenty years ago I went to Istanbul for my 30th birthday. I am the only woman I know who had 10 belly dancers perform at her party, and one of them was my sister... which explains how I ended up in Turkey for this birthday. 

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