Yesterday was our first full day home after traveling for the holidays and you’d think I’d be prepared with something to make for dinner but I wasn’t. Around 4 o’clock I found myself rummaging through the freezer to see what I had because there was no way we were eating out again. Especially considering today is New Year’s Eve and we already have plans to visit a local restaurant to celebrate. Read the rest of this post
I warned you! I’m on a soup kick!
Every Christmas Eve for the past few years I’ve made a batch of homemade French onion soup and served it alongside crab legs, steamed shrimp, fried fish and roasted cauliflower. It’s a fun tradition we all look forward to for different reasons. The Husband goes nuts for the shrimp. The 8-year-old can eat his weight in crab legs and the 2-year-old is a cauliflower fanatic. Read the rest of this post
I’m back with my CSA and loving the challenge of using what I get week-to-week. Every basket is an adventure!
This week 4 things really stood out for me.
Fresh pork sausage, onion, potatoes, and swiss chard. I immediately thought: Soup!
At first I thought the potatoes were just regular old white ones. Read the rest of this post
My first Ugly Sweater Christmas party is tomorrow! I’m so excited! I haven’t thrown a party in years. Before I had kids I used to be Ms. Host. Don’t misunderstand, they weren’t Martha Stewart-like cocktail parties — I’d just invite everyone I knew over and we’d end up playing some kind of college drinking games (anyone else a beer pong fan?) until the wee hours of the morning. Read the rest of this post
Ever since I saw Gina’s Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats with Grilled Chicken earlier this year I’ve been wanting to make spaghetti squash “boat style.” It seems like such a fun and easy way to make an intimidating squash, well, less intimidating. Read the rest of this post
I rarely eat traditional sandwiches anymore. It’s weird. Growing up I lived off them. Always partial to mustard and cheese but truth be told, I’m not picky now and wasn’t back then. If you slapped it between two slices of … Read the rest of this post
Sorry I’ve been MIA — I was scoping out hotels for FitBloggin and bumming around Denver with my friend Jen — Click here to see our fun travel video.
Every time I travel I don’t realize how much I miss my kitchen until I get home. Then, I’m like: I must cook something NOW and these were my “something now.” Read the rest of this post
You’re going to either think I’m a genius or just plain weird after this one.
The week before thanksgiving I was craving something chocolate. I was moments from ripping open a bag of chocolate chips I bought for holiday baking when I spied my bananas and it made me pause.
If I was REALLY hungry and not just looking for something to eat, the banana would be appealing and it sort of was but I really, REALLY wanted chocolate. Read the rest of this post
I had the most amazing few days with a house full of family and a fridge full of food. This year I waited until the last possible minute to prepare for the holiday. Read the rest of this post
I’m convinced everyone is completely underestimating beets. Three years ago I tried roasting my first ever batch and fell in love. Before then I just thought my mom was crazy for eating them out of the can. They were always just “gross” in my opinion. I don’t know why. They just were. Read the rest of this post
Over the few years I’ve gotten familiar with greens — kale, collards, spinach, and chard. These are completely new additions to my diet. I have no memories of mom buying, cooking or eating greens as a child. I had no point of reference on how to cook them. And honestly, I had no interest in them until I started buying more local produce from farmer’s markets and CSAs. Read the rest of this post
I love cooking and posting on the same day. I’m skipping over a warm salad I made on Friday just so I can share these cakes today. They came out way better than I anticipated!
I’m not sure what I anticipated. I never made quinoa cakes before. I’ve seem a few recipes and photos here and there, but I never had the desire to make them because I’ve never made a batch of quinoa to then recook into cakes — it seems daunting. Read the rest of this post