Classic Swedish Meatballs

Posted on September 18th, 2013 by Leah Damron

A neighbor once told me when I was a little girl that I got my dimples from eating meatballs.  I bought in to this story hook, line and sinker until I was at least 10 years old.  This classic recipe comes from that same neighbor, and yes, it’s a bit of a throwback to the days of Read more

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | September 18th, 2013

Oven Fried Shrimp with Spicy Aioli

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 by Leah Damron

In deciding on what sort of dish to discuss here today, I was torn between two major issues at hand: back-to-school-night dinner ideas, and Packer watching munchies. Don’t laugh. In my little world both rank right up there as “major issues” this week, so I went round in my head and then decided on a happy compromise. These crunchy little shrimp make a fantastic busy weeknight main course, but they are equally suited for football snacking. You can bet I’ll be making them twice this week.

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | September 3rd, 2013

Since I’m all about learning new tricks and facing down fears in the kitchen, I taught myself how to roast bell peppers over an open flame this morning. Up until now, I’ve been a purchased-jarred-peppers-kinda-girl when I’ve needed them for a recipe, mainly due to the fact that roasted capsicums resemble pepper-shaped lumps of Kingsford briquettes, and I guess I was intimidated by the idea of charring anything that badly in my own home. Well, I’m here to tell you that it wasn’t at all difficult to do and although it makes a little bit of a mess, I had a great time and the results are delicious. I watched this video and got perfect results. Give it a try, don’t be afraid. It’s fun! : )

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | June 11th, 2013

Filet of Beef Crostini with Artichokes and Arugula

Posted on December 28th, 2011 by Leah Damron

A wise person once said that it’s bad luck to begin any post-holiday clean eating plan before New Year’s Eve. Since I’m never one for self-sabotage, here’s one last hurrah before we start counting calories on January 1st. Or on the 2nd, if you’re into procrastination.

Fair warning: if you serve this to a room full of hungry men, you may receive a marriage proposal or two – it’s that good.

Happy New Year!

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | December 28th, 2011