Pull-Apart Challah, Lengthwise

I find all kinds of photos of recipes on Pinterest that make me lick my lips and wish there was someone in my family that would eat the recipe if I made it. Smitten Kitchen’s Cheddar, Beer and Mustard Pull-Apart Bread is one of those recipes. I fell in love with the look of this …

Menu Plan, 3/19 – 3/25

I had a plan in my head, and now it’s written down. Not in stone, though. This week I’m getting a chance to eat out for lunch twice, for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. On Monday, I tried the Birdsall House in Peekskill (my first time there). Lunch was very good, and we were able to …

Spaghetti with Lentils, Spinach, & Red Pepper

This is a thrown-together meal with no particular proportions. I used whole wheat spaghetti, and tossed it with a sauteed mix of green onions, baby spinach, a red pepper, and Melissa’s Steamed Lentils. The lentils were pre-cooked, and I found them in the produce section of my supermarket. I love lentils but I’m not great …

Non-Dairy Chicken Pot Pie

Yesterday was March 14 — 3.14 — affectionately known in some circles as Pi Day. I thought it would be clever to make a chicken pot pie for dinner, assuming my math-loving 8 year-old would be amused. He was not, but it did remind me of one of my and J.’s favorite exchanges in the …