The title really says it all so I’m not going to set this up much. I will say everyone ate dinner without complaint EXCEPT for the husband when it came to the couscous, of course. Toddler and I both enjoyed it very much. Actually it was my favorite part of the meal. Especially with a bite of chicken on the fork. :)
I LOVE scallops. Always have. Only problem is they are only ever served one of two ways… seared or in a scampi. At least that’s how I always see them.
Small bay scallops are great because they cook up literally in 3 minutes and absorb a lot of flavor very quickly. Oh! and the boy likes them. Always a bonus in my book. :)
When I was a kid one of my favorite things to do with Mom was make egg creams. I have fond memories of stirring the concoction with a large tablespoon and drinking the frothy result. Mustache and all. :)
I also remember asking her why in the world they were called egg creams when we didn’t use any eggs or cream to make them. I’m not quite sure she knew and after a little research I’m not sure anyone really does.
I’m a little late with this. partly because I was in a state of shock to be on the front page of CNN.com and partly because it didn’t occur to me until know to say hello. See I do most of my chatty blog posts over on Roni’s Weigh and I try to stick with only food idea posts over here. But since 10,000 of you stopped by yesterday I thought it might be a good idea to break my own rule. :) Read the rest of this post
I did my old trick of turning on the camera after coming home to record myself making dinner. This time it was Sausage and Peppers over pasta in a quick tomato based sauce. I didn’t have time to snap a photo and calculate nutritional information so no recipe write up for now.
However, I WILL be making it again as the husband LOVED It even though he grumbled when I told him what I was making. The child, on the other hand, ate all the pasta and peppers but found the sausage too spicy. Next time I’ll use the sweet. :) Read the rest of this post
I’ve been making these things for weeks now and I can’t remember what inspired me the first time around. I think it was because I wanted to make banana pancakes but I didn’t have any bananas. I glanced over at our Halloween pumpkins and der…. why haven’t I thought of this before?!?
This isn’t a traditional GreenLiteBite’s recipe post. I’m just sharing what I made for dinner tonight in hopes it will inspire you to 1.) Seek out new and fun produce and 2.) Try new flavorful spice combinations.
I’m a HUGE fan of baked tortilla chips. Nothing beats a big ol’ bowl of salsa and a bag baked chips. That was until… I found my new friends Baked Scoops! These are basically a baked plan tortilla chip shaped into a bowl. I mean COME ON! Nothing is screaming to be made into an awesome snack like these things (and no I wasn’t paid to tell you that, just in case you wondering. I have no affiliation with FritoLay)
This weeks video is a bit all over the place but I think we successfully get our idea out. Sometimes it’s tough with a 4 year old by your side and dinner in the oven.
Click here to see my original party punch idea. Adding a bit if Pomegranate juice and melon balls can be a fun take for halloween. Think eyeballs floating in a bowl of blood, or something. :) Read the rest of this post
I got an influx of Kiwis from our Crazy Fruit Day and had no idea what to do with them. Sure I could eat them straight up or make a fruit salad but that’s boring. I wanted to have some fun!
So I whipped this up when I got home from work today and I just enjoyed the frozen treat. It was delicious, refreshing and fun! Read the rest of this post
This week I decided to record a bit as I prepared for my first party in the new house. I made the husbands favorite, Stuffed Shells. As I say in the video, I’m not going to give nutritional information or specifics but I shared my “lighter” technique as well as my tips for entertaining slightly lighter.
Let me first say this idea only hit me because of our recent influx of fruit. :) I had a slow morning as the little guy had a doctors appointment. So I got to chill a bit instead of rushing in to beat traffic.
So I took the idea behind my quick banana pancakes and gave apple a try. I was pleasantly surprised how they came out. Really Moist and fluffy! But honestly, I wish they tasted a bit more “apple-y” (is that a word?) Next time I may add another apple and double the cinnamon but overall this should give you a good starting point for your own experiments. Read the rest of this post