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
My gym started a new feature on its website called “Tasty Thursdays” and our new trainer posted a sweet potato casserole idea I just had to make my own — because, you know, I can’t follow a recipe.
Anyway, I’ve made it twice, once using a package of premade sausage and eggs. The second time I ventured on my own and made homemade ground sausage. Read the rest of this post
Sometimes I feel weird sharing my more simple ideas here on the blog so I just instagram and post them on Facebook and twitter. But then, I forget not everyone is confident in the kitchen, and I start to get questions like, do you have the exact recipe? Read the rest of this post
Sometimes I feel like my cooking talents are wasted on my family. Other times, when I’m not so self-confident, I assume I must just be a bad cook.
How awesome would it be if they not only liked what I cooked but appreciated how I can pretty much whip together a good meal with whatever we happen to have in the fridge? I mean, they can’t do it. Read the rest of this post
I made my first batch of “energy balls” a couple of months ago and fell in love with their simplicity. I’ve never quite been able to master my own granola bar but put a few forgiving ingredients in a bowl and mash together into balls and voila! A homemade, portable snack or, in my case, breakfast. Read the rest of this post
Let me tell you a little story about me and Indian food.
It all starts in northeastern Pennsylvania in the ’80s. I grew up with an Italian mother who made a pot of homemade sauce once a week. We cooked a lot and lived on pasta and things like stuffed peppers and (as weird as this sounds with an Italian mom) pierogies and piggies in a blanket (stuffed cabbage). Read the rest of this post
I had no plans on sharing this idea when I started cooking it, but once I took a taste I thought, “Let me see if the family likes it. If they do I’ll write it up.”
So I snapped some photos and then served.
They LOVED IT!
Even the kids!! Read the rest of this post
I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts in the food department lately. Not making it to the store this past weekend means I’m living off the aging produce from the week before plus a few random items I grabbed at a quick Costco stop last week. Read the rest of this post
Mom did it again and dropped off a zucchini the size of a baseball bat — click here to see her harvest from a few years ago.
I love it!
Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables because it’s so versatile and makes a great recipe bulker, increasing serving sizes of things like chili without adding much to the calorie count. Read the rest of this post
I’m SO excited to share this idea with you!
I’ve been experimenting for months. First, I started making homemade chocolate milk with cocoa powder and maple syrup but my kids never went for it. The grittiness of the powder never seemed to go away even if I simmered the milk to incorporate. Read the rest of this post
I’ve been wanting to post this idea for weeks! Which is rare because I normally get an idea, make it, share it and then move on.
That’s right, I rarely make the same thing twice. It’s just how I’m wired. I love to constantly try new foods, cooking methods, spices, etc. Read the rest of this post
This is such a basic idea I almost wasn’t going to share it but then I figured, why not?
Sometimes I think we overcomplicate food. This is a reminder to myself to keep it simple.
The reactions from the family were pretty typical. Read the rest of this post