Daily Dinner Table

Ideas for dinner tonight. Household and kitchen tips, recipes, tweaks. What's worked great, and not so great.

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Cawfee Hon Ice Cream

Growing up in New Jersey,  whenever we’d go to a coffee shop or diner, the server would ask what sounded like, ” ya want cawfee hon”? Some of us still … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

With a little help from my freezer

Does this look like a frozen pizza? Well, it is, and it isn’t! I like to keep a frozen pizza in the freezer for a quick “emergency” situation. If I … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Famously delicious cookie cakes

My mother used to make this very often when we were young, and I JUST noticed a similar version of this on the box of  Nabisco Famous Chocolate wafers. On … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Great garlic tip!

I have done this forever, but recently realized that this tip might not be as well known as I thought. (I always figure if I know it, everyone must!) But … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ooops! Busy day, Grilled cheese it is.

Usually, no matter how tired I am and even if my husband is away, I still enjoy making dinner. I enjoy experimenting with ingredients, herbs and spices. Sometimes, I DO … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wasabi Smashed Red Potatoes (Dijon, Parmesan alternatives)

Simple, simple, simple! Oh… Yes, and delicious!  Potatoes are so versatile, you can dress them up in so many ways. This is a nice way to add delicate flavor up … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Crazy Comfort

I just landed at our local airport after being in NYC for a while. I’m finally home and really want some “comfort” food, but it’s hot outside and I don’t … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Crab and Corn Chowder

It’s been a loooong time since posting anything, but lying here (at 3:33 am) I’ve decided to post tonight’s delicious dinner. I’ll add a photo a bit later. This is … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Very Vanilla ice Cream

Merry Christmas Eve! I just made some very vanilla ice cream and it’s delish! I DO have a snazzy ice cream maker, which expedites the process immensely, but it’ll work … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pizza Night in New York City

I love New York! I’m here in the Big Apple visiting my kids & excited about the US Open. It starts tomorrow, & we are going! Although I’m excited about … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Veggie-Oli Soup

This will be a great go to quick meal that is delicious. Inspired by a food magazine, it’s a new favorite of mine. It’s quick, because you use ready made … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

It’s my Mother’s Birthday!

I know this blog is titled Daily Dinner Table, but I’ve been so busy with other stuff lately and this weighing heavily  on my mind. My mom’s birthday is tomorrow, … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Tomato, Cucumber and Watermelon Gazpacho

It’s cucumber week! I have been craving the light crisp freshness of cucumbers lately and thanks to the latest edition of the Food Network Magazine, this recipe hit the spot. … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Almost Home-made Eggplant and Spinach “meat” sauce

Hmmm, looking at that title doesn’t exactly make your mouth water. Whenever you put the word meat in quotation marks doesn’t foster a rush to the tastebuds! However, in my … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment