A saucy post about YOGURT!

It’s time to get SAUCY and hang on to those last bits of summer with some fun and fresh meals. All the dishes have a simple, made ahead sauce. If you have extra sauce left over, try it on other items like grilled or fresh veggies as a dip or with baked pita chips. So…

Drinks, Snacks and Summer!

Sunday cocktail tradition continues with a Lemon, Lavender and Rosemary Martini! Thankfully our summer weather has granted us some lovely cool evenings on the porch with a breeze and what better to accompany that time than a sweet and savory cocktail. I love anything with lemon in it and with the added earthiness of the…

Crunchy Asian Salad

It’s starting to get WICKED HOT in Boston and I can always use more quick, no cook, easy clean up meals for the dog days of summer. The hubby loves Asian flavors so this was a big hit. It held up well the next day for lunch leftovers and will definitely be put in the…

In House Take-Out

This recipe was inspired by cHow Divine’s recipe (see link at the bottom). I put this dish in my rotation as a quick meal that is still healthy. It heats up well the next day for lunches and you get all the benefits of the great fermented food (see link at the bottom). I took…

Themes & Hosting Recipes!

So this Memorial Day weekend I was all about HOSTING! That Sunday I had both a brunch guest and dinner guests and it was a very busy day in the kitchen. I did try to KISS the menus (KISS = keep it simple stupid). If you drive yourself crazy trying to match everything to your…

Shrimp, Leek & Spinach Pasta

This recipe was inspired by Real Simple’s pasta recipe (see link at the bottom). I tried the original recipe and it was very bland. This recipe needed to be amped up and I think I found the way: garlic, butter, cheese and wine…gee…all of my favorite things. The dish is not exactly the most healthy…

Cottage Pie with a Twist

As you will see with my recipes, I like REAL FOOD. Stick to your ribs, meat and potatoes and all that implies, especially during these cold winter months in Boston. To counter-act all of that goodness I must go to the gym. I have battled to maintain a healthy/curvy figure since college. Between my metabolism,…

Mama’s Recipe: American Chop Suey

Lynda’s American Chop Suey Everyone has that recipe that sends you back to being eight years old and zipping around the kitchen while your parent prepared your favorite meal. That recipe that only Mom (Dad, Gramma, Auntie..whomever) makes that you have the recipe for and it does taste the same when you make it, but…

Sunday Traditions: Hit the Re-set Button

Sunday Happy Hour Lime Cucumber Martini So we have a tradition at Chez Hunt…Sunday Happy Hour…followed by Sunday Supper. In the Summer its much later in the day on the porch, but during these cool winter months it’s 5pm SHARP in the warmth of the kitchen. This is my moment (and my Husband’s) to hit…