Super Bowl XLV

Dan and I were so lucky to be able to attend the Super Bowl this year, to watch his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers.  The outcome wasn’t quite what we hoped for, but it was a good game and we had a great time! Warning to our readers who are looking for food-related content: not much in this post. We just wanted to document this historic (to us) event, so if you don’t prefer lots of random, mediocre-quality sporting event photos — check back in a day or so and we’ll be back to the recipes and food photos. But if you’re curious for a peek into the Super Bowl Sunday of a couple of Steeler fans, read on. Continue reading “Super Bowl XLV”

Weekly Menu (Feb. 5)



  • Take-out


  • Hot Dogs and Nachos at the Super Bowl – GO STEELERS!


  • Tilapia Veracruz, Rice Side


  • Game Hen with Peri Sauce, Grilled Veggie, Smashed Potatoes


  • Veggie Pizza
  • Dinner Out (Happy Birthday Dan!)


  • Shrimp Fra Diavlo

Fish Tacos

Dan is crazy for fish tacos.  He has tried them at pretty much every restaurant that serves them, and it has been his ongoing quest to find the very best fish tacos in Dallas.  We had never made them at home, but after seeing a show with “Sam the Cooking Guy” preparing  this recipe, we were inspired to try making our own.  While I’ve never been a huge fan of fish in any form, I love these fish tacos, and they are now one of my favorite ways to eat fish.  They don’t have any “fishy” taste at all — just very fresh, spicy, tangy and delicious. Continue reading “Fish Tacos”

Chicken Paillard with Spinach

We created this recipe based on a dish I had years ago at a local restaurant.  “Paillard” refers to the technique of pounding the chicken flat before cooking it so that it cooks faster and more evenly.  One of the reasons we love this recipe is that it incorporates the main course and side into a single dish, making it easy to prepare during a busy week.  The recipe is also a good one because it uses fresh spinach, which is a “superfood.”   And we balance out the healthy with a little bit of bacon, which of course makes everything better. Continue reading “Chicken Paillard with Spinach”