Giant peach dumplings

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying these giant fresh peach dumplings in cognac sauce with Mama! I used a recipe from the first Smitten Kitchen cookbook, except I swapped out Bourbon for Madagascar Vanilla Cognac (because that’s what we had). Delicious! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 279 of…

California twist on Venetian small bites

Reading posts from a year ago reminded us how much we loved the small bites dishes in Venice. We decided to craft our own version with goodies from today’s farmers market and our own garden. I made two types of tasty small bites, both on wee slices of ciabatta from the market. One was soft…

Scrumptious lamb burgers

For tonight’s dinner, I grilled these amazing lamb burgers stuffed with feta cheese and kalamata olives. Mama’s new helper made them for us and all I had to do was grill and assemble! I toasted the pretzel buns and added tzatziki sauce, butter lettuce, and cucumbers on the side. We could not stop exclaiming about…

Tacos because… Tuesday

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was homestyle Taco Tuesday! As if we really needed an excuse to enjoy tacos! I stuffed our crunchy tacos with sautéed beef and onion, butter lettuce, tomatoes from our garden, Jack cheese, and sour cream. Yum! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 232…

A pizza reward

After helping Mama with a calendaring project that required intricate cutting and gluing, our big reward was ordering pizza delivery for dinner! Our food was delayed a very long time, but it was still nice to have dinner sorted. And it was delicious! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was a great pizza reward! What was your #OneGoodThing…

Beautiful bruschetta

After enjoying delicious bruschetta at the July 4th party we attended, I had a lingering craving. I thumbed through our Marcella Hazan Italian cookbook to make sure I wasn’t forgetting any important components. These tiny heirloom tomatoes paired magnificently with fresh basil from our garden and crushed garlic. I overtoasted the baguette, but it was…

Deliciously crunchy, cold pickles

At Costco this past week, a stranger emphatically recommended these pickles to me. Her zest was convincing and I bought this container, finally trying it tonight. Wow! These are the most crunchy and delicious pickles I’ve ever had! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was deliciously crunchy, cold pickles! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!…