Easy Spinach Pesto Lasagna

Easy Spinach Pesto Lasagna

I cooked a fabulous dinner last night, if I do say so myself. And I do. I found this delicious spinach pesto lasagna recipe originally on Epicurious called something fancy like "Four Cheese Fontina Gourmet" when I was looking for a recipe to make at our weekly Mom's Group. I've adapted it to be less fancy and much simpler. And even better, this spinach pesto lasagna gets both my hubby and my toddler to eat (and enjoy!) spinach! Recipe for Easy Spinach Pesto Lasgana Ingredients: 3 cups … [Read more...]

The Great Greek Yogurt Taste-Off (Pt. 1)

Greek Yogurt Taste-Off

When I was studying in Greece, Greek yogurt was kind of a big deal. Obviously. Yogurt with Honey was listed as a dessert on the menu of most restaurants (tavernas, they are called). And it really was a perfect dessert. Just a bowl of thick Greek Yogurt with honey drizzled over the top. A little tart. A little sweet. A nice light finish to my favorite Greek dinner. Before I travelled to Greece, I'd never heard of Greek yogurt. But now, Greek yogurt has become a much bigger deal even here in … [Read more...]

First Dinner Guests aka Pierogie Party

Mrs. T's Pierogi's review

A few months ago, Phil and I somewhat unexpectedly found ourselves as the leaders of a new adult education class and ministry at our church, named Parents Connect. One of the big tenets we've talked about as we started this new group is hospitality, and not just any old hospitality, we'd like to practice radical hospitality. Well, after all that talk, it was time for us to walk the walk a bit, too. So last weekend, we had our first dinner party at our new house! We invited another couple and … [Read more...]

Cornbread Chili Cups Recipe

Cornbread Chili Cups Recipe

I was about to start this post with some mumbo-jumbo about the weather getting cooler and that reminding me of chili and lalalalala. But instead, I'm just going to cut straight to the chase: I made these Cornbread Chili Cups for lunch after church on Sunday, and they were scrumptious. Growing up, we always went out to eat as a family for lunch on Sundays in my family. Phil and I haven't continued that tradition in our family. We prefer to eat out as a family on Friday nights (usually at our … [Read more...]

Zucchini Risotto Recipe: The Best Vegetable Hiding Risotto Ever

Zucchini Risotto

I've discovered a genius recipe for Zucchini Risotto. Last night, it resulted in both Phil and Jaye eating squash. And liking it. To be fair, I didn't really "discover" it. The recipe is a thing of lore among the Moms Group ladies at my church. Many a time, I've heard one mom or the other mention, "Oh, I'm making Erin's Zucchini Risotto for dinner tonight." And finally, I tried it. And it lived up to the lore. It's the best zucchini risotto. And the best oven-baked risotto. And the best … [Read more...]