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Showing posts from March, 2012

Honey Mustard & Brown-Sugar Soy Salmon

The smell of seafood is not something I find particularly appetizing, so like many families, we don't eat as much fish as we should.  I read an article recently recommending 3 small servings (about 3 oz. each) of salmon or other oily fish with a high level of Omega-3s a week.  Because of the health benefits, I'm working myself up to enjoying salmon.  :)  A few weeks ago I attempted a salmon stir-fry and it was our least-liked meal of quite some time.  The meal ended with repeated requests from my 5 year old daughter to "make it the way you usually do next time."  We were all in agreement on that front. 

The way "I usually do" salmon is a mash-up of two great recipes: Bobby Flay's Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze and Baked Dijon Salmon from  I really like that I can have dinner on the table in about 45 minutes with this meal once the fish has been defrosted (I buy frozen salmon portions).  Probably the first salmon recipe that ev…

Nutella Fudge Cake

Ooookaaay.  I promised you this cake was coming "soon" and that makes me a liar because it's definitely been weeks...sorry.  It has been ridiculously, unseasonably beautiful here.  We have flowers popping up in our gardens and just placed an order for our first two apple trees, which hubby hopes to get in the ground soon.  The summery temps this week sent me scrambling to find warm-weather garments for my growing kiddos, so I did the thrift store rounds and then supplemented with a few sales.  When I have sat down for some recreational internet, I've been drifting to Pinterest rather than writing.  But enough with the excuses...without further ado, let me introduce you to my chocolately little friend.

The first thing you need to know about this recipe is that it is easy.  If you are usually a cake-from-a-box sort of person, you've got this.  You can do it.  And it'll be perfect.  There's nothing fancy about the methods involved questioning wheth…