Simple Sundays | Grilled Flank Steak and Fingerlings with Chimichurri

Grilled Flank Steak and Fingerlings with Chimichurri | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Fire up the grill with this simple, tender flank steak, topped with a chunky chimichurri sauce!

TBH. To be honest. I notice this abbreviation on my daughter’s instagram, so-called friends leaving honest (and thankfully sweet) sentiments. It took me a while to understand; this is a form of communication common to them but foreign to me. I often scratch my head at how children use social media quite differently than we do – for them to be “friends” on instagram may or may not mean they are “friends” in real life. I can’t tell you how many times I will recognize a girl from my daughter’s class, knowing they are connected on instagram, leaving messages (“TBH, you’re really nice and pretty…”), only to pass one another on the street, without a smile or a wave of acknowledgement.

TBH, I just don’t get it.

Kids these days. It really is a whole different world out there, and I don’t envy my children one bit. Social is not so social, and honest is not so honest.

Five Little Things - August 29, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: 1. Nectarines We can’t get enough! I’m buying them by the pallet, and I can’t wait to share a delicious cake with them next week, so stay tuned. Meantime, you’ve...

Pork Belly Buns | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Pork Belly Buns + A $500 #PorkBucketList Giveaway!

The buildings tend to feel closer together in lower Manhattan, and the streets no longer make sense. The logical, planned, numbered streets and avenues are replaced by Mott St, Delancey St, Canal St, and as a little...

Pan-Roasted Halibut with Cilantro Edamame Pesto | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Pan-Roasted Halibut with Cilantro Edamame Pesto

“Did you feel that?” I can’t tell you how many times I wake in the middle of the night, 100% convinced that the house is shaking. I wake up my husband, and check my phone to confirm...

Five Little Things - August 22, 2014 | Raspberries | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: 1. Visualizing the Daily Recommended Serving We always hear about the daily recommendation of fruits and veggies – but how does it actually look? I loved these pictures from The...

Nutella Greek Yogurt Fillo Cups | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Nutella Greek Yogurt Fillo Cups

When it comes to friendships, I feel blessed to know that I have met some wonderful people over the years – each one unique and special in its own way. There are the friends I’ve known since...

Wholesome Lunch Box Snacks for the Whole Family | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Wholesome Lunch Box Snacks for the Whole Family

She sat for her school picture, and her ID was ready within minutes. We measured for PE uniforms and spirit wear. We saw old friends in new hallways. And I don’t know who was more excited, me...

Birthday Cake Cookies | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Birthday Cake Cookies + How To Plan a Birthday Bash!

As luck would have it, the birthdays of each member of our family falls in each season: winter for my daughter, spring for my husband, summer for me (go summer birthdays!), and autumn for my son. This...

Sambal Glazed Eggplant and Shrimp | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Sambal Glazed Eggplant and Shrimp

His little arms wrapped around me as I greeted him good morning in his little bed. “I missed you, Mommy. I felt like my love supply was half empty.” Aw. Me too, buddy. I returned from a...

Coconut Banana Bread with Nutella | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Coconut Banana Bread with Nutella

Can you make an educated guess as to where you can most likely find me, on any given day? Monday to Friday, and on weekends, too?

Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce with Ice Cream | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce with Ice Cream

I thought I was done for the day. I certainly felt like I was done for the week. And it was only Monday. After several days of nonstop cooking, the kitchen sink was piled high, the counters...

Slow Cooker Stout Pulled Pork | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Slow Cooker Stout Pulled Pork

She fell in love, head over heels…with two brothers. They met on our vacation in Hawaii. Their names?

Five Little Things | August 8, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I love this week… 1. Strawberries…while they last… With each batch of berries, I can’t help but wonder how much longer we’ll be able to enjoy them. You guys, fall is just around the...

Tropical Rice Pudding | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Tropical Rice Pudding

As soon as we returned from Maui not too long ago, we (each one of us) plummeted into a whirlwind of activity. My husband’s work and travel schedule was in high gear, both children started a two...

Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes + Di Bruno Bros House of Cheese Cookbook and Giveaway

“I can’t live without cheese,” my mother used to say, when she would indulge in a sliver of her favorite cheese. I grew up nibbling on the cheeses she loved best – those that were sharp and...