Boomerang Pies


On a recent trip to Whole Foods, I was perusing the frozen food aisle, looking for something I could stash in our freezer for nights when I didn’t have time to make a full-on meal myself. I came across a row of Boomerang Handheld Aussie Pies: Curry Veggie (vegan), Guinness Steak and Potato, Spinach and […]

Easy Weekend Hash Browns

My husband’s passion for cooking on the Big Green Egg has really brought us together in the kitchen.  And I am grateful for it!  In the 13 years we’ve been together he has never shown an interest in preparing anything besides scrambled eggs or frozen pizza…but since he purchased the Egg, he is always asking […]

Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Paninis

My take on Williams-Sonoma Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches

I was perusing through the Williams-Sonoma catalog the other day and came across these Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Sandwiches that looked absolutely amazing!  My picture below definitely does not give it justice, but these sandwiches were fun to make and different from the usual meat/cheese Panini people are used to. I used freshly baked sourdough bread […]

Is My Food Safe?

Ever wonder if those leftovers in your fridge are safe to eat?  That pork tenderloin on the grill cooked to safe temps?  Worry no more with a fun food safety app, “Is My Food Safe?”  Give it a try  next time you are cleaning out the fridge or grilling it up for some friends.  You’ll be […]

Great Cooking Classes at Coastal Cupboard


Last week some girlfriends and I took a mid-morning cooking class at The Coastal Cupboard.  I’ve attended four of their classes now and have never been let down: they know how to treat their guests well.  This particular class was a “Moms Morning Out Brunch” with in-house chef Stephen Harman. In usual Coastal Cupboard fashion, […]