Healthy Snacks and Substantial Salads

My husband and I are pretty active people.  It seems like we are always on the go, doing something, so snacks are an integral part of our weekly food repertoire.  Now that baby boy seemingly has an endless appetite as well, I snack heartily and often.  I could really use a sherpa to carry the […]

It’s Super Bowl Time – Muffulettas and Chicken Wings!

It’s that time of year again–Super Bowl time!  One last excuse to throw dietary caution to the wind and meal out!  Two things that get the task accomplished better than the rest are chicken wings and big, meaty sandwiches.  It just wouldn’t be football without them! I can distinctly remember when Super Bowl chicken wings became […]

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Golden Tomato Vinaigrette

Isn’t that a lovely flower arrangement? Well, ehem, yes it is but I’m not planning on enjoying the view of the tissue paper softness of those brilliant buds for long…because I’m going to eat them! I would like to introduce you to someone special.  Someone whose visits I eagerly await each summer.  Meet Zucchini Flower!  If you’ve already […]

In Memory of Guillermo Castro: Picadillo Taquitos con Salsa Fresca

This blog post is dedicated to a dear man who left us too soon on July 18th, 2011.  Guillermo Castro, a Birmingham restauranteur and all around amazing guy changed the face of Latin cuisine in the city with the opening of his restaurant, Sol y Luna in 1998.  He continued to innovate by opening Los […]

4th of July Recipes–An Appetizer and a Side!

Okay, I know this is the very last-minute for a 4th of July post.  I am a very bad blogger.  I chose to go canoeing with my husband and dog instead of blogging, and I’m not sorry.  It’s early yet though and these recipes come together pretty quickly.  Because we are running on a tight […]