Chicken & Waffles

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When it comes to our weekly grocery haul, we’re pretty good at planning out a week’s worth of meals prior to making our shopping list to ensure we buy only ‘what we need/will use.’ The exception occurs when we come home from a vacation and have to replenish the fridge completely. Continue reading

Brats & Pierogies


As mentioned in a previous post, we’ve been all about quick meals to balance our busier-than-usual work schedules. Over the weekend, we made a dish of ready-made sauerkraut perogies and German bratwursts. Both items only required a few minutes in boiling water, but we took it up a notch by browning the boiled pierogi and fresh brats in butter, and then roasting the latter in the oven until heated thoroughly. Continue reading

Salmon Sliders


There is no doubt that Z and I enjoy cooking at home, but there are some nights (i.e., after a long work day) where we would rather opt for our usual take-out order or a simple, quick fix dinner. In one case, we’re spending money and not using our groceries; in the other, dinner becomes a repetitive goulash of sorts. Continue reading

BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese


When it comes to manning a grill, my skill level barely exceeds decently charring burgers or putting some marks on ready-made links. If you put me in charge of a smoker, I wouldn’t know the first thing for making a meat that falls of the bone. So, when I want real barbecue, I leave it to the experts. Continue reading

Lobster Salad on Cheddar Biscuits


Just like croissants, biscuits are one of those variations of bread that can transform a sandwich. While it could be  classical conditioning sponsored by Pillsbury, the thought of them makes my mouth water. So many flakes of buttery goodness. Continue reading