Making a healthy weeknight dinner for your family can be dreadful right?   We’re busy and tired when we get home from work, and sometimes frozen pizza is on the menu.  I get it.  Many weeknights at our house, we have tacos, BLT’s, grilled cheese sandwiches, and eggs with toast.  But I try to plan an easy and quick fish dish each […]


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 […]


Grilled Fish Tacos

by kara on June 16, 2011

In my opinion, fish tacos=summer.   I cannot wait to eat them once the temperature starts heating up and the sun is shining.   They’re even better when served alongside margaritas or a Corona. This is our standby recipe for making fish tacos on the grill.   We had some grouper on hand and fired up the grill Sunday […]


Sesame-Ginger Salmon En Papillote

by kara on June 9, 2011

This was our dinner tonight.  It was so delicious, I just had to share it immediately.  Jack ate his entire piece of fish.  I served a mixed green salad on the side, and that was it.  Super light and tasty.   A simple and ideal meal for a spring or summer. Sesame-Ginger Salmon En Papillote Adapted from Kelsey Nixon, Kelsey’s Favorites, Cooking Channel […]


Roasted Cod with Wine-Braised Fennel

by kara on April 15, 2011

We had my in-laws over for dinner last Sunday night.  They’re quite adventuresome when it comes to food, so I like to try new recipes when they dine at our house. This recipe for Roasted Cod was a hit.  It’s adapted it from the recipe for Roasted Halibut with Wine Braised Fennel from the April 2011 edition […]


Halibut with Lentils and Mustard Sauce

by kara on December 5, 2010

In an effort to use what was in my pantry and freezer this last week, I decided to cook up Halibut with Lentils and Mustard Sauce for the second time.  I wasn’t as fond of the mustard sauce this time around.  Courtland really liked it though. . .so if you’re a fan of Dijon mustard, […]


We found ourselves at home on Saturday night with no babysitter, yet still wanting a nice dinner.  I had an abundance of vegetables, including turnips, from our last CSA box.  Other than using turnips in a soup, I rarely cook with them.  Court wanted to grill tuna steaks, and I decided to roast our turnips as a side dish.  […]


I made this dinner last week after work.  It’s doable on a weeknight, if you allow yourself time to prep and can multitask.  It’s even more doable if there are two cooking; one to grill and the other to cook the squash.  I would make it again in a heartbeat-especially the fish. I am in over my […]