marinated skirt steak & an All-Clad giveaway

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food886 Comments

The pot rack in my kitchen might be the one thing in my house that we installed a week after we moved in 10 years ago and hasn’t moved an inch.  It’s never even been under threat of being moved.  I love, love, love my pot rack.  That’s an odd thing for me, because it’s not an antique, but it … Read More

baked potato soup recipe

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food12 Comments

I shared a couple of weeks ago that I made a full-fat, no-skimping-on-the-good-stuff baked potato soup as a treat.  I love creamy soups and casseroles, but I don’t make them very often anymore, because they are just so calorie-laden. But it was a dreary day and both Jeff and I were in the mood for soup. And a baked potato soup … Read More

farmhouse holiday series | red wine risotto

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Decorating, Food, Holiday9 Comments

This year, I was invited to be a part of a farmhouse holiday decor series with an amazing line-up of bloggers, so how could I say no to that?!  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sprinkling in some seasonal farmhouse-style blog posts to (hopefully) inspire our readers. This week’s theme is “farmhouse kitchen and fall recipe”. I’ve shared this … Read More

Rosa’s Fruit Salad Recipe

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food19 Comments

I’ve mentioned my great-grandmother Rosa’s fruit salad many times on this blog over the years.  It’s a must-have at Thanksgiving and Christmas in my family.  It is citrusy and sweet and we all look forward to it each holiday. I only make it twice a year, but Rosa used to make it once a week in single-serving aluminum molds to keep … Read More

Basil Pecorino Corn Recipe

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food10 Comments

I shared this picture of one of our Plated dinners a couple of weeks ago on Instagram and a few people asked for more details on the corn side dish.  This Basil Pecorino Corn was so delicious and easy, that I decided to make it again with the summer’s last corn and share the recipe. Hello dinner… #platedpic #dinner @plated A … Read More

10 minute ideas | cherry chocolate ice cream

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food17 Comments

It’s time for another 10 minute idea!  My previous 10 minute ideas were teacup topiaries and making an “antique” bread board. This month, the challenge was to share a 10 minute no-bake dessert. I immediately knew what I was going to share, because it’s my very favorite summer treat… …homemade cherry chocolate ice cream. I love cherries and look forward … Read More

eating well made easy | chicken avocado burgers

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food61 Comments

I shared on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago that dinner is usually one of the first things to “go” when I’m busy.  I actually like cooking, but planning is my downfall.  I like to be “in the mood” for what I make and eat, so I don’t like to plan out a menu.  This becomes problematic at the grocery store … Read More