Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos

My daughter Amanda calls me “Macgyver of the Kitchen” because even when our fridge and pantry are relatively low on supplies, I usually manage to whip up something interesting. Last night was one of those nights… I rummaged around and found white sweet potatoes, a can of black beans, a fresh jalapeno pepper, one red…

On Losing Lucky Peach

Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge fan of Lucky Peach magazine. But if you aren’t familiar with this great publication, you may never be. Lucky Peach is closing down and there are only two issues of this quarterly publication left.  I suggest you grab them when you can. This is their latest…

Deconstructed Shish-Kebob Dinner Party

Hey, Laura here! We had a great dinner party last night and finally met our future in-laws. What a wonderful evening! I was hoping to get more pictures of the final spread but as dinner parties go, I wanted to focus on my guests and the food, and would have felt a little strange making everyone…

Food Delivery Service: Purple Carrot

Vegan food delivery service Purple Carrot gets mixed reviews … but tonight’s meal was a winner! So… I have been a vegetarian since my early 20s. I raised my family in Annapolis, Md., and eventually incorporated a bit of seafood into our diet to add some variety. Let’s face it–it’s hard to be sociable in Annapolis…

Zucchini Weeknight Shrimp with Tomatoes and Red Peppers

Hey, it’s Laura. I’ve cut back on the gluten this week after realizing I’d gone overboard on the bread consumption lately.  Trying to get my energy back up after a long work week is never easy, but nutrition can be key. No doubt there are a million recipes for zucchini noodles scampi style, this was…

R. House Baltimore – Remington

 R. House Baltimore         A formula for success: 10 innovative chefs located in a renovated body shop… now a 350-seat food hall … with a huge welcoming bar in the center and roll-up garage doors. What’s not to like?! “Remington is Baltimore’s destination for artists, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, makers, and innovators. In geography, identity, and…

What am I going to do with this butternut squash?!

Do you ever find something hanging around your pantry or fridge that you just keep avoiding? Me, too! I kept looking at that butternut squash I  bought to make soup but just wasn’t in the mood. So, before hanging onto it any longer, I finally washed it, cut it in half lengthwise, removed the seeds and pre-heated my…

We love cookbooks

Hey, it’s Laura. In my efforts to reorganize my kitchen bookshelf, I pulled this batch down to group together. Why you ask? Because these are the cookbooks that inspire me the most and I want them within easy reach. Rarely is a recipe followed exactly, but just a short flip-through inspires me and I get to spend…