Cooking, Recipes, Summer Recipes, Winter Recipes

Grilled Steak with Peanut Sauce

This recipe began when Scott and I met in Hawaii. Or not too long after, at least. We were friends first, thanks to a large and exuberant group of mutual friends who always managed to put activities together for all of us to enjoy. Eventually, we started talking separately about things we enjoyed. Which included… Continue reading Grilled Steak with Peanut Sauce

Cooking, Recipes, Summer Recipes

Fresh Caprese Sandwiches

I used to never watch TV. Up until my husband came along, I had a small TV, but it's sole purpose was to play movies in the background while I read or studied. It was a rare occasion that I'd actively pay attention to the screen. Then Scott came along, and since he's not just… Continue reading Fresh Caprese Sandwiches

Cooking, Recipes, Summer Recipes

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Icing

I've been slacking. I keep promising myself I'm going to buckle down and learn how to properly frost cakes and cupcakes. I keep vowing I will learn to pipe icing into lovely rosettes and swirls, garnished with sprinkles and flowers and...you know the routine. Check out my Pinterest boards. They're full of baking and decorating how-to's… Continue reading Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Icing

Cooking, Recipes, Summer Recipes, Virginia

Buttery Breakfast Biscuits

Let's start with a little bit of trivia - today is the day our Baby Bean was actually scheduled to make his appearance! But now he's already three weeks old, eating tons, putting on weight, and thriving! I'm excited for the day when he can be an additional taste tester around here! Perfecting the breakfast… Continue reading Buttery Breakfast Biscuits

Recipes, Summer Recipes

Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

There's something magical about the combination of fresh and ripe summer fruit, homemade whipped cream, and a sweet and savory biscuit to pile it on - especially when you can whip it all together in less than an hour! There's nothing neat or orderly about these shortcake biscuits. They're buttery, flaky, crumbly, savory, and sweet,… Continue reading Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

Recipes, Summer Recipes

Scott’s “Demo Day” Breakfast Burritos

The weather this whole year has been teasing us when it comes to getting projects done. February was beautiful and spring-like, March threw us a bomb cyclone that ripped some shingles off the roof, April froze us again, May offered us a week of spring then brought in summer, and we've been cooking ever since.… Continue reading Scott’s “Demo Day” Breakfast Burritos