Shortribs & Socca

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 18, 2011

in beef, simple recipe

Many many months ago, when I was clinging onto the hopes that spring would, at some point, arrive, I made a meal for Adam and myself. It had been an extremely dark and depressing winter, with periods of deep sadness, deep snow, and deep bowls of baked goods. In early March, I experienced the meal […]


Green Mojo

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 12, 2011

in Mexican/Latin, pork, South Beach Diet

I’ve been saying for months that I’ve lost my cooking mojo. With the stress of last winter, then the craziness of Summer and camp, and now with the beginning of the school year, I just didn’t have the energy or desire to come home and cook a meal. But now, I’m into a rhythm with […]


…On Sisterhood

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 8, 2011

in Baking, dessert, dinner out, family, weight loss

My sister Leigh turned 27 on Monday, which also happened to be Labor Day. I’m pretty sure her actual birth day was on Labor Day as well, but since I was 4 when she was born, I don’t really remember! What I do remember is knowing deep down that I was going to have a […]


The Meaty Avolicious

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 16, 2011

in beef, grilling, simple recipe

After a long day at camp, I want simple food. Case and point: I had tuna salad last night. Tonight, I threw some skirt steak in some lime juice, salt, and pepper and grilled it. I sliced up avocados. I mixed some mayo with adobo from a can of chipotle peppers. I grilled the steak. […]


A Vision… Realized!

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 17, 2009

in beef, grilling, Guests for Dinner

What a quick weekend this was!!! After my amazingly fun evening with fabulous foodies on Friday, yesterday was packed with lots of activity. A breakdown, in my favorite bulleted list form: A successful –.6 lb. at Weight Watchers weigh in A delicious brunch of a turkey Reuben, egg lemon soup, and exactly 9 French fries […]