Last night was burger night at my house. You’d think total crowd pleaser, right?
Well, The 3-Year-Old thinks the burger on the bun “ruins” it. So he removes the patty, devours the bun, and then needs to be coaxed to take a bite or two of the meat. Read the rest of this post
I’ve been slowly getting rid of all store-bought junk in my pantry. It’s been taking years with my junk-food eating husband but I finally have him down to just a few snacks, most of which he hides in his home office. Read the rest of this post
Cooking whole chickens did not come natural to me. Quite frankly, they intimidate me and sometimes still do.
However, from an economical standpoint they are normally always your best bet. Read the rest of this post
I think I used this metaphor before but I don’t care, I’m going to use it again — this soup is autumn in a bowl!
I was craving soup something fierce yesterday and decided to use the only protein I could quickly pull from my freezer — sausage. Read the rest of this post
I made this twice last week, once with leftover roasted beets and a second time (because I liked it so much) with a can of beets. It’s such a simple salad but so satisfying in a fresh way. The creaminess of the avocado paired with crispness of cucumber and the earthiness of beets really creates the perfect bite. Read the rest of this post
Shirataki Noodles, marketed as “Miracle” or “Skinny,” are a very low carbohydrate, low calorie, translucent, gelatinous noodle made from the konjac yam. They are largely composed of water and glucomannan, a water-soluble dietary fiber, and have little flavor of their own. Read the rest of this post
There are quite a few bloggers I admire from afar but only a handful I subscribe to. Snack Girl is one of them. Her site is full of fun simple food advice for those looking to eat a little healthier and a lot less processed.
Lisa reached out to me when her book, Snack Girl to the Rescue! was coming out and asked if I’d like a copy to review.
Ummm, of course! And here’s why: Read the rest of this post
The other night it was just me and the kids for dinner and I decided to get a little creative with the turkey cutlets I had defrosted.
I have been trying to keep avocados on hand for taco nights and because the 3-Year-Old can’t get enough of them. The 9-Year-Old, well, that’s another story, more on that later. Read the rest of this post
I’ve been feverishly loading up on fresh veggies from the farm stand like they are going out of style because, well, they are!
I’ve already gotten the itch to experiment with pumpkin but I’m just not ready yet. Read the rest of this post
Monday night I defrosted flounder fillets with no real dinner plans besides “Hey, let’s have fish!”
At first I was considering breading them in pistachios like I do tilapia but then I remembered it was just going to be the kids and I for dinner.
Time to experiment! Read the rest of this post
Last year I discovered something magical in the realm of home cooking and feeding little people:
Well, skewers, but whatever.
They’re sticks. Read the rest of this post
Have you ever had a plated salad at a fancy schmancy restaurant? The kind where you take a bite and wonder how they came up with and made these few ingredients taste so amazing!
Well, I did it!
This is, hands-down, the best salad I have ever made. Read the rest of this post