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Dinner Party


Halibut with Asparagus and Brown-Buttered Peas

I had my first indoor dinner with my mom in about two years! It was a special night with some really special food! We started with Cauliflower-Kale Soup with Toasted Pine Nuts, from Amanda Haas, and later enjoyed this Halibut with Asparagus and Brown-Buttered…

December 22, 2021

Turkey-Pumpkin Chili

After last night’s Warm Brussels-Sprout Dip, I served up a big hearty bowl of Real Simple’s Turkey-Pumpkin Chili! It was a lovely meal to have outside on a chilly night in front of a roaring fire. Details below! Rating: B+ How to make it…

October 7, 2020

Brown Butter Hasselback Yams

To continue with my husband’s birthday menu, and to go alongside the amazing Steak au Poivre, I put together these Brown Butter Hasselback Yams, from Real Simple magazine! If you want something fun to look at and to eat, check out this recipe below!…

September 18, 2020

Peach Caprese

Summer has begun and with the season comes all the simple, light, and refreshing dishes! This Peach Caprese salad from the Magnolia Table cookbook was just perfect for a low-key Father’s Day (social distancing) get together! Details below! Rating: A+ How to make it…

June 21, 2020

Steak Diane with Crispy Onion

By now, it should be obvious that I’m a flavor junkie. And, I’m pretty sure Chrissy Teigen and I have the same flavor palate. All of her decadent meals are right up my alley, which is why I looked to her for our special…

April 13, 2020
Cooking Mom Uptown Recipes

Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Asparagus

Who doesn’t love garlic and bread?! And, don’t worry, putting them over pasta is not just for Mac’ & Cheese anymore! Try this Mom Uptown Original Recipe for Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Asparagus. Scale the recipe to use up any leftover bread, or…

February 11, 2020

Roasted Eggplant Parmesan

This dish can hang around my house holiday, or not, any day of the week. So far, Ina Garten’s Cook Like a Pro cookbook does not disappoint! I will definitely be making this again! Details below. Rating: A How to make it an A+:…

January 2, 2020

Miso-Tomato Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs are meant for special occasions! The time and energy that goes into something that is so (expensive) beautiful and delicious makes it bigger than an everyday meal! These Miso-Tomato Braised Short Ribs were the stars of our New Year! Details on this…

January 2, 2020

Pan-Seared Scallops with Melted Leeks

Aren’t scallops just lovely? When I was getting this dish together, and later consuming, I could not stop thinking about how much of a joy scallops are to cook and eat. Effortless, but so, so delicious. This recipe for Pan-Seared Scallops with Melted Leeks,…

December 20, 2019