Spicy Noodle Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

I’ve been making this dish for as long as I can remember. To be honest, I don’t even recall where the recipe or idea came from, it’s such a peculiar blend of ingredients. I will say, though, that it is a fan favorite. It is one of my husband’s top requests. In fact, this very…

Picnic Pinwheel Sandwiches

Throughout most of my growing up, my dad was (still is) very involved in politics. Because of this, my parents hosted and attended many, many events to which I was usually (hesitantly) brought along. I don’t remember much about the boring politics or fancy people, but I remember the food. Of course I remember the…

Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies

My husband isn’t big on desserts. I know. I don’t get it, either. It breaks my heart, actually, because I love to bake, but when the finished product is ready (and nowadays, blogged about and photographed), I’m left with a huge dessert that no one will eat but me and the kids. And I only…

Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

If you’ve followed me for long enough, you’ll know that I’m a very sentimental person, full of precious memories, and thriving on the sweet attachments I share with my loved ones. Many, many of my recipes fall under the wing of my sentimentality, memories of particular dishes being prepared by my favorite people. It’s truly…

Chicken Parmesan

I’ve mentioned before that, while I love all types and varieties of cuisines, Italian is my favorite. Hands down. I think I owe that to the DiBuduo family, who is basically my second family. We lived across the street from the DiBuduos for the entirety of my growing up. Their daughter was my best friend,…

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

I made this pasta salad for a baby shower recently and received so many sweet compliments and requests for the recipe, I thought it would be a good idea to share it here. This is one of my favorite things to have in the fridge and snack on all week. As you know, I’m a…

Albondigas

I grew up in Fresno, California, where there is a plethora of incredible, wonderfully authentic Mexican restaurants. Most of these restaurants share an amazingly delicious menu item- Albondigas Soup. Its hearty, brothy, spicy, meatbally goodness is what I grew up ordering every time I went out for Mexican food (which was often). It started every…

Creamy Broccoli Soup

In most cases, broccoli soup isn’t necessarily something that would make a person emotional. In my case, though, it triggers some wonderful memories of childhood, my beloved Grandparents, and falling in love with restaurants and dining for the first time. My mom’s parents, who both now live in their Heavenly home, were very special to…

Blueberry Galette

My kids love blueberries. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not about to sit here and try to convince you that my little cherubs eat nothing but organic vegetables, whole-wheat, farm-to-table, magical food products, including dairy that has come directly from holy cows, tended and sung to by virgin Dutch milkmaids. Nope. Jovie is sitting next…

Pasta Sauce a la Lindsay

I have to admit, I had no idea what to title this recipe. In part because I’m a pasta purist and calling this sauce a “marinara” isn’t technically correct, though it is a meatless tomato based pasta sauce. I make this sauce for everything- every kind of pasta, lasagna, chicken parmesan, as a dipping sauce…