I TRIED to do an old fashioned Produce Pick video, but with a grumpy baby and a 6 year old, I was very distracted. SO let me tell you about Jicama before you see our train wreck of a video. Read the rest of this post
I bought a package of Portobello in hopes that it would inspire me. I’ve been falling into a cooking rut lately. Managing a household with an infant, a 1st grader, and a man child is wearing me down to say the least.
Tonight I sought some refuge in the kitchen.
Correction… on the grill.
I made the boys burgers and had fun with my Portobello mushroom. The only thing I did wrong… Read the rest of this post
Yesterday was my first day home since traveling to San Diego for the BlogHer conference. My body was craving good healthy food something fierce! So I started my day with a nice omelet and then made this quick tuna salad, partially because a few grape tomatoes and The Laughing Cow Cheese was all I had on hand. Then, once I caught a glimpse of my basil plant on the deck, the idea hit me.
Why not put all the fun flavors of mozzarella caprese in a quick tuna salad? Read the rest of this post
There are actually 2 ideas here, each can be done alone, of course, but I wanted to share how I used a bit of Mom’s garden surplus.
First up… Fresh from the garden tomato sauce!
This is the first time I’ve made my own homemade sauce from tomatoes, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results.
If you didn’t know, I was recently crowned Zucchini Queen. ;)
Mom went away for a few weeks only to return to monstrous sized zucchini in her garden. I volunteered to take a few off her hands (along with some tomatoes and anything else she was willing to part with.) I have been falling short in the home garden department this year. Read the rest of this post
I forget how much I love cabbage! For some reason it’s not one of my go to produce items. I’m trying to change and picked up a head of red cabbage this weekend.
I was planning on grilling a wedge with dinner the other night but after running out of gas I settled on this quick salad.
I love it! Both husband and child didn’t, although they did tried it. One day… one day.. Read the rest of this post
I’m finding my video groove again! I miss them so much! This one’s a throw back. I simply invite you into our kitchen while making dinner with a fussy (off screen) baby and a crazy 6 year old. Oh and he’s in his cheesy 6 year old glory. He was having fun and helping, but little did I know he was wearing cheese slices on his face and dancing around. Read the rest of this post
First day back from the beach and I’m CRAVING some fresh, homemade food. Don’t get me wrong, I love boardwalk treats (pizza, fries, cheesesteaks, ice cream) but after a week, I had my fill. This morning I wanted something a little lighter and little fresher.
On our way home yesterday, we stopped at a farm stand in New Jersey. There’s no way I’m leaving the state without some fresh blueberries and corn on the cob. Two of my favorite summer foods that are both in season right now!
I love working as a Community Leader at The Laughing Cow. It nudges me to experiment with their cheeses in fun and new ways!
Today I used it for a base in a quick salad dressing. It came out fantastic! And went perfectly with cucumber, tomatoes, and, of course, fresh basil from my garden!
I’m a HUGE Panera fan. It’s one of the places I actually don’t mind the husband suggesting when he wants to go out. One of my favorite things to get is their BBQ Chopped Chicken salad. There’s something about the BBQ sauce with chicken and the crunchy tortilla strips I just love.
Armed with leftovers from my 4th of July Party, I decided to use it as inspiration, proving to myself yet again Read the rest of this post
I realize this is a little late for a 4th of July idea, but the little Guy and I had so much fun yesterday morning I just had to share.
Continuing with my boxed cake mix experiments, I had an idea for a fun striped 4th of July treat using raspberries, yogurt, and blueberries.
The concept is simple: Read the rest of this post