This Sunday is Valentine’s Day! Instead of the typical fiasco of trying to make a reservation at an overpriced and crowded restaurant, why not try your hand at cooking a homemade meal!  I consider myself a cooking novice, so trust me when I say YOU CAN DO THIS! I have never cooked fish before but I love to order it when I am out.  So last week while I was browsing the app Yummly, I found a recipe for Balsamic Glazed Salmon (see below). I thought to myself “what the heck let’s try it out” and so my cooking adventure began. I found all my ingredients at the wonderful Wegman’s, I purchased a family pack of salmon and was able to cut the very large slab of fish into 4 fillets and froze 2 of them for a later date. I also picked up some asparagus for my side dish and items for a salad. One Tip I would recommend is cover your cookie sheet with tin foil… makes clean up a breeze. I also cooked my fish for a little longer then the recipe calls for about 25 -30 minutes in total.

For the asparagus- Rinse & cut off about an inch from the end and toss into a pot with a steamer basket inside. Steam for about 6-8 minutes, stick a fork into one of the stalks, if its tender then it is done. Remove from heat and place on a serving dish, sprinkle with a touch of salt if desired.

The dish was a big hit and I will definitely be making it again! Stop in the office and let me know if you try it out. Happy cooking and Happy Valentine’s day.




Recipe courtesy of

Balsamic Glazed Salmon


  • 10 ozs salmon fillets
  • 2 tsps olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsps honey
  • 2 tsps dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • fresh parsley (Chopped, for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant and beginning to brown, about 2 minutes, watching carefully so that it does not burn. Add the balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk and simmer until the mixture thickens, about 4 minutes.
  3. Place salmon skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Brush liberally with the glaze. Bake for 5 minutes, brush again with the glaze, then bake 5 to 10 additional minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is cooked through. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
Posted by: wyseproperties on February 10, 2016
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