Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli

One of our favorite things to grow in our garden is broccoli.  All my kids love broccoli, and it’s the best when you can just go outside and cut a vegetable from the garden to serve with dinner.  I stepped out into the garden today and noticed the garden broccoli that we have been anticipating…

Waldorf Salad

Credit for the Waldorf Salad is given to Oscar Tschirky.  This salad was supposedly first created and served in 1893 at a charity ball for the St. Mary’s Hospital for Children held at the Waldorf Hotel (thus the name) in New York where Tschirky was employed as Maitre D.  My Mom always used to make…

Garlic Smashed Red Potatoes

Was trying to come up with an accompaniment to my neighbor Jay’s smoked meat he volunteered to bring us from dinner (so good), and I had a bunch of red potatoes that needed using so I sort of followed a recipe on Allrecipes.com/ made a few variations of my own.  They turned out good.  Derek…

Ginger Molasses Cookies

One year around the holidays back in the law school/ PA school days a bunch of the “law wives” as I referred to ourselves got together to bakes cookies.  Amy Gillis bought her family’s ginger molasses cookie recipe.  I had never made ginger molasses cookies, but they were good and fun and just different.  I’ve…

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

I love fajitas.   They are up there on my list of favorite foods.  And this is by far my favorite chicken marinade.  I remember the first time I made the chicken this way.  Derek kept sticking his fingers into the skillet to grab just one more slice of chicken long after dinner was done….