Shrimp Stir Fry

by kara on January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!  I don’t know about you all, but I needed a serious dose of healthy eats after all the wine and cheese I consumed over the holiday season.  What the heck was I thinking?  And then we came down with that nasty cold that everyone shared with each other over the holidays.  I was in need of […]

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Favorite 2012 recipes

by kara on December 31, 2012

Hi friends! A few of you have mentioned how quiet I’ve been lately. The holidays and a few illnesses have taken over my time, but I promise I’ll be back with more recipes to share in 2013. Two slow cooker dishes and one cookie recipe were the top 3 recipes from 2012.  Apparently, comfort food […]


Date Pfeffernusse Cookies

by kara on December 2, 2012

It’s December already, and we don’t have any snow on the ground.  Im not complaining and have been thinking about holiday cookies anyway.  And these Date  Pfeffernusse Cookies have been calling my name.   The recipe for these surgary/spicy cookies is from my Grandma Tesky.  They are truly one of my very favorite holiday cookies.  Not only […]


Happy May

by kara on May 3, 2012

  Happy Cinco De Mayo weekend! Can you believe it’s May already?  Wow.  We’re heading out with friends on Friday night to check out the new restaurant, Butcher and the Boar.  I’m stoked.  Not quite sure what we have planned for Saturday yet, but it will likely involve a Mexican feast. If you’re searching for […]


Coconut Curry Shrimp

by kara on April 23, 2012

  We went to NYC last weekend and had a fantastic time.  I got to meet up with my girlfriends on Thursday night.  Jack and I toured Rockefeller Center, Central Park, 9/11 Memorial on Friday. Then on Saturday, we took a day trip to Southhampton to visit family and go to the beach. Of course we ate some seriously rich food […]


Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Roast

by kara on February 2, 2012

I’m on a slow cooker kick.   My last three posts have all been slow cooker recipes. Lately, Sundays have been crazy for us with hockey, yoga, errands, and housekeeping.  My slow cooker and rice cooker ( a new favorite kitchen appliance)  have been on auto-pilot.  I just love coming home to savory smells from the kitchen.  This dish […]

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Chicken Enchiladas

by kara on December 22, 2011

It has been a rough week for me. First I fell while ice skating and sprained my wrist.  Then Jack decided to share his cold/flu bug with me.  I’m on the mend, but a bit behind on blogging.  I made these Chicken Enchiladas last week.  It’s really more of a casserole than the rolled-up version […]


Beef Stroganoff

by kara on December 4, 2011

    Beef Stroganoff: the one dish I’ve made since junior high school.  My mom taught me how to make it when she was working full-time as a single-parent. It became one of my favorite meals that I made for our family during the week.   I still love it.  Yes, this recipe has canned cream of mushroom soup […]

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Slow Cooker Picadillo

by kara on November 2, 2011

This recipe is yet another reminder of why I love my slow cooker.  Picadillo is a traditional Latin American dish, with variations depending on the region.  I’ve made this version several times, and it’s always a hit with my family.  We ate this dish again before Halloween trick-or-treating this year.  Jack was able to get some real food in […]

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White Chicken Chili

by kara on September 20, 2011

White Chicken Chili is my husband’s favorite kind of chili (Tex-Mex Chili and Veggie Chili are 2 that I’ve previously posted).  This recipe is ideal for this time of the year .  It can easily be made on a weeknight, particularly if you cook the chicken ahead of time.   If you like more heat, add more jalapenos and cayenne pepper.  […]