Sit down, which I assume you are if you are reading this post. Take a deep breath, and tell me what’s been troubling you. Too long a list perhaps? Has your boss, spouse, kids, roommate, efriend got you down? Have your shoes and whole wardrobe, for that matter, reached their expiration date? Completely out of ideas for your next blog post?
Is it freezing where you are…literally? So much of the country right now is under so many feet of snow…and a nice, hot bowl of soup may be just what is called for, and perhaps a Hot Buttered Rum to boot or a one way ticket to somewhere warm. If I were near you, I would gladly bring you over a pot of one of my soups…I love to make soup. It’s therapeutic if you ask me.
So here they are in all of their glory, my semi-famous S&C soup line-up… Sausage and Kale Soupwith potatoes and carrots…so full of heartiness that it will surely knock you out of your winter blues.
Need some South of the Border inspiration to celebrate in style this Sunday? Then you have come to the right place my friends! We are having a taco party, and of course, Sweet and Crumby wouldn’t be Sweet and Crumby, if we didn’t add a few sweet treats as well.
I think your Cinco de Mayo party would be a hit if you served a platter of these delectable Grilled Fish Tacos with mango salsa!
Roots, deep below the ground, burrowing and then sprouting and finally like the ugly duckling, becoming something quite beautiful even if only from within. Roots are the beginning of everything, connect us, keep us hooked to our past as we gingerly step out into the world.
Every Jewish cook needs a tried and true old family favorite Noodle Kugel recipe in her (or his!) back pocket…one that is easy to make and even easier to eat. A Kugel that conjures up either festive Shabbat dinners, or in my case, Sunday dinners with my grandparents.
I live just outside of Los Angeles, and I actually love it—minus the stand-still, mind numbing traffic. There’s absolutely nothing good that can be said about that. I am someone who needs action to be happy, a life that is constantly on the go, and living near LA gives that to me, in spades.
Typical Saturday morning at my house: Five a.m. rolls around, and my eyes slowly open up to glance casually at the clock. BIG MISTAKE! Once my eyelids move, my Golden Retriever, Sadie, trots over to my side and sits down, waiting to be petted or scratched. If I don’t acquiesce quickly enough, she begins scratching herself or biting at a paw and jingling her maniacal collar until am I forced to pet her, hoping it will quiet her down. Continue reading →
Cuz I have been in the lazy groove of summer and living life large a little too much lately, I don’t have a new post for the Fourth of July holiday but I do have some tried and true faves and I also have seen some pretty snazzy stuff around the blogosphere. So enjoy…and have a wonderful, tasty and SAFE Fourth. BTW…all the gorgeous photos you see below are stolen from the blogs mentioned and linked to in this post.
How about starting the day with my Red Velvet Pancakes and cream cheese dipping sauce (that’s breakfast code for frosting). These would surely wake up the family and begin the celebration on the right foot.
This peppery and lemon doused spinach and arugula salad was the ultimate pairing to my daughter’s graduation celebration dinner of rich mornay topped seafood crepes. It was filled with sweet English peas and dried blueberries, and was given a nice crunch from the toasted pine nuts and barely blanched green beans. For a final layer of flavor, I chopped up some fresh tarragon and made a tarragon lemon vinaigrette. It was the perfect refreshing bite to counter the sultry, salty and cheesy bites of crepe.
Yes, I have been M.I.A. If you were to look for me, it would have been rather easy to spot me. I have been the one holed up in my home office either typing twenty-six essays for my daughter’s humongous History project or as I fondly refer to it…the “F’in History project”, OR I was shouting random AP US History questions at my son from a box of cards which I affectionately like to refer to as the “F’in box of cards”. FYI, I don’t actually use the bad, bad word…I’m not sure my acronym is any better but it seems better to me.