Last Friday night we played mixed doubles paddle with friends and had an Irish-themed spread together afterward. Cocktails with an Irish spin were also flowing, and as a consequence, my game deteriorated early on in the evening. It was a sad state of affairs, since I’ve never had much of a game to begin with. Luckily for me, the Husband didn’t seem to mind covering most of the court (because clearly his Black & Tan wasn’t as large as mine was, ahem). Read the rest of this entry »
Flatbread pizza recipes have consumed me lately and as a consequence, I’ve consumed a lot of flatbread pizzas. I recently discovered lavash (I mean, I didn’t personally discover it. I found out about it is what I should’ve said) and I’ve been using it like crazy when it comes to entertaining and/or feeding friends. I’ve made about five different versions of these nifty little pizzas in the past few weeks and they’ve all gone over so well, I thought I’d share one of my favorites with you today. Read the rest of this entry »
So according to TMJ4 Meteorologist Scott Steele, winter is not quite ready to relinquish its hold on us just yet. More snow is coming our way this afternoon and overnight, which means a little more shoveling, bundling, slippery roads and, when it comes to dinner time, more cozy comfort food. But spring break is on the not-so-distant horizon, and maybe you’ve been spending extra time at the gym preparing to fit into your favorite swimsuit, Daisy Dukes or vintage spandex tube top. I hope you’re not going to wear a tube top, actually. I’m sure not, good grief. Last time I wore a tube top was the summer of ’74. I was six. It wasn’t a good look then either. The long and the short-short of it is that comfort food rules, comfort food calories do not, and neither do tube tops. : ) Read the rest of this entry »
The DamFam is playing a super fun game of Pass the Cold in which No Thank You Boy and I are currently “it.” So even though I just posted a chicken-y something last week, here’s another one since I can’t seem to work enough chicken soup into my diet lately. Besides, I have it on good authority that FFF readers adore chicken dishes, and I aim to please. So, here you go. This one is Asian-inspired and spicy and the perfect thing for unplugging a stuffed up head.
You wouldn’t believe how difficult it was for me to wrestle back enough of this meal from the DamFam so I could accomplish picture taking today. This recipe is always a hit here, so I should have expected they would all be circling the stove like the sharks they are. Luckily, I was able to hoard this meager little helping, which was handed over to my sweet next door neighbor Fred, who just a little while ago helped me out of a major jam with my sump pump. The jam was that said pump decided to not work this morning and the alarm’s ear piercing shriek was putting a major damper on my blog writing capabilities. And incidentally, the basement was about to flood. Enter Fred, who not only helps moms bring new babies into the world every day, but also has the ability to diagnose household plumbing issues from 10 paces. He saved the day (as well as NTYB’s Xbox 360) and was thereby rewarded with Chicken & Dumplings. Thank you Fred, are the best. : ) Read the rest of this entry »
If your family is a fan of both ribs and Asian flavors, here’s the perfect slow cooker meal idea for you and yours — keep this one in your back pocket for Sundays when pork ribs will be on sale for a ridiculously low price during the Seven Days, Seven Ways to Save Sale. Stop in to the Store early enough in the day that you can set up all of these ingredients in your slow cooker. Then walk away from your kitchen and revel in the fact that your house is going to smell amazing all day long, and dinner will be ready when you want it with hardly any fuss, and very little expense. Enjoy this one; we sure did. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s time once again for the sale we’ve all been waiting for. The perfect mid-winter pick-me-up and no, I’m not talking about the semi-annual shoe clearance at Nordstrom, (although that’s a good one too). “Seven Days, Seven Ways to Save” has returned to your favorite Balistreri Sendik’s, where there will be some awesome deals in store (pun intended, my apologies) every day of the week throughout the duration of the sale. Read the rest of this entry »
I got this idea from a friend who doesn’t really like to cook, so there’s not really a precise recipe here today — more like just a short list of good quality ingredients you gather up and layer together then roll tightly and bake and magically, this melty and delicious loaf of yumminess will appear in your oven 25 minutes later. Not bad for a weeknight, eh? Not bad for a homemade dinner compiled from a visit to Sendik’s deli. And not a bad idea at all to serve one or two of these babies while you’re watching the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
Here’s the low down: go to the deli counter and ask them to slice you about a third of a pound each (maybe a smidge more; I made two strombolis and used up everything I had) of whatever Italian-ish meats you like the best. Today I used Sendik’s Hard Salami and Usinger’s Baked Ham because both are featured in the current ad. I also picked up some good quality pepperoni. Then I grabbed sliced provolone and sliced mozzarella. Because I am notoriously dough-challenged (a quality I despise in myself), I used two tubes of Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough - however, Sciortino’s fresh dough is on sale this week in the bakery and you should absolutely use that if you prefer. Read the rest of this entry »
Winning soups will be featured at Sendik’s
Sendik’s Food Markets today announced the start of its Community Soup Recipe Contest. The contest will give customers the opportunity to share their family soup recipes, and winners will see their soup featured at a local Sendik’s.
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