"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, July 20, 2015

Quinoa & Vegetable Enchiladas with Poblano Crema Sauce from Cedarlane #Weekly Menu Plan

Quinoa & Vegetable Enchiladas: simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Cedarlane. All opinions are my own. 

My kids are coming and going all this summer. My daughter is in Virginia visiting her grandparents and a cousin, and my son will be leaving for the International Boy Scout Jamboree in Japan next week. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer Vegetable Saute- Zucchini, Tomato & Red Onion #side dishes #summer recipes

Summer Vegetable Saute- Zucchini, Tomato & Red Onion- simplelivingeating.com

There is nothing like wandering into a farm stand during the summer months and knowing that everything you buy is going to taste delicious. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cuban Burger (Frita) #Food of the World

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It is summer and I find myself Dreaming in Cuban. No not just finally getting to read this great novel by Cristina Garcia but actually wanting to go to Cuba.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Tuna White Bean Pasta Salad #Safe Catch Canned Tuna #Weekly Menu Plan


Tuna White Bean Pasta Salad- simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Safe Catch. All opinions are my own. 

When I was a kid tuna sandwiches were a staple lunch time meal. Now parents are so worried about the amount of mercury in canned tuna today they have stopped packing tuna fish sandwiches for their kids.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Penne alla Vodka

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On does not usually associate vodka with tomato sauce, which makes the origin of "Penne alla vodka" something of a mystery.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Shrimp Scampi

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It is funny that we call shrimp in a garlicky white wine butter sauce: "shrimp scampi." Scampi means prawn in Italian, so we are basically calling the dish "shrimp shrimp."

Monday, July 6, 2015

Eggplant and Sweet Pepper-Studded Red Curry from Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking by Nancie McDermott #Weekly Menu Plan #cookbook review

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This post is sponsored by Robert Rose Publishing. All opinions are my own.

Summer is truly here and I want the taste of an exotic tropical destination for dinner... you know since I won't be traveling to a foreign country any time soon. Thailand may be far away, but the ingredients to make it's cuisine can be found in any grocery store's Asian foods section.