This was scrumptious. I couldn’t stop “tasting” it and since I’d made it to bring to my brother’s house, it became a problem. This dish WILL be on my Thanksgiving table this year (I finally have to put on my big girl pants and host).
I loved this treat for it’s simplicity. I feel like this is the type of the snack moms in the 1950’s would make for their kids when they got home from school. I made it because I bought a jar of strawberry jam from Costco that is the size of a small dog.
Budget cooking at it’s finest, here. You will find that if you use seasonal produce as much as possible, you’re grocery bill could be lower – not to mention it’s better for the planet. Time to lose a few summer pounds so I revisited this recipe, already on my site. Here’s why…
Not the best title, I know, but hopefully the picture makes up for it. This meal came together in my head and though it was indeed outside the box, it was deemed absolutely “bloggable” by Rich.
More often than not, I share recipes that have served my needs in hopes that they’ll do the same for you. Since Rich gets home (between August and November) around 6:45 (and he’s scary hungry), this means that dinner prep is solitary and smack dab in the middle of “the witching hour” or when Leo walks behind me, clutching my shorts and crying (while alternately throwing his milk cup on the flour because it makes a neat sound and a mighty splash). This is when the crockpot becomes a savior.
I’ve said this before but the recipes I make have probably been getting more simple and less time consuming than the other way around. All of my food sentimentalities are still there but I just have less time to play in the kitchen. That being said, when it’s your father-in-law’s birthday and he requests his favorite dessert (and your father-in-law is as amazing a guy as mine is), you get to work!
So these were the cupcakes Miss Tessa requested for her birthday. They also happened to be the batter I hadn’t yet nailed down. I was actually going to buy a boxed cake but then I was like…no, I can do this.
I understand that this is a strange and abnormal recipe for me to post, but considering they don’t sell that many edible, pink, party foods this might be just what you need. At any rate it was also delicious, so maybe you just want to jazz up snack time. PS you can make this any color (Ninja turtle food, anyone?)
This is Ina’s cake! I just perked up the salt and cinnamon and baked it for less time. I first had this at Kristen Wilson’s and it was just, well, perfection. It was the sort of cake that makes you sad that you ever attempted another version when this existed all along. Oh the wasted time!
This little girl just turned 4 (I swear I had her and then I blinked, and now she’s four – sob). So I’ve mentioned before that my husband eats gluten free (though I do not and neither do my kids). People have asked me if this is difficult and to be honest, it really hasn’t been.
Though the market is showcasing early apples and some pretty stellar butternut squash, my “I love recycling” bag will be full of corn and tomatoes till they’re good and gone. These summertime staples are not only delicious but they epitomize what we love most about summer living – that it’s easy (there’s a whole song about it).
This post goes out to one Katie Casey for leaving me a wedge of brie because she didn’t feel like bringing it home last time she was at my house. It also goes out to the Food Network Magazine that I got the idea from.
This recipe is another family classic from Mom, and any friend of mine I’ve had over the years has no doubt partaken of the ridiculous deliciousness that is buckle. It’s the best – it’s worth every fattening bite. I’m obsessed.
There are times to sub whole-wheat for white and cut the sugar in half. When you bff has a new baby and is struck with a vicious spinal headache so badly that she can’t sit up from her bed, it is not one of those times. It’s the time to make a muffin that could totally be frosted and served at birthday parties.
There have been burgers, there have been beers, and there’s still half a bag of kettle-cooked potato chips plaguing me in my pantry. Two people today told me they were ready for summer to end so they could get “back to routine”, and though my vote is for never ending summer, my diet needs to get back on track, and quickly.
Moderate alcohol intake can absolutely be a part of healthy lifestyle – and thank goodness for that because summer barbeques wouldn’t be the same without a cold drink in hand. A light beer or a glass of wine is generally your best bet, whereas blended fruit cocktails can be loaded with sugar, clocking in upwards of 400 calories.
I’ve had a revelation! We should all eat like babies. Seriously, babies have wonderfully healthy diets. They don’t eat sugar, they enjoy small portions of high fat dairy, lean meat and fish, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. It’s seriously the way we all should eat! These muffins pass the baby health test (as well as the taste test), which means they are FANTASTIC for you. Yes YOU, not just your kids.
Lasagna is a dish that I struggle not to over eat. Instead of saying, “no honey, YOU should eat the last piece”, it’s more like, “LAY OFF I’M STARVING”. That definitely happened this time, but my lightened up version that replaced zucchini for the noddles allowed me to be more forthright with my over-eager seconds stealing.
Looking for a gluten-, sugar- and meat-free dish that’ll keep you full till morning? Keep reading. This meal came together for me in about a half an hour and made my taste buds spaz out. My husband found that he didn’t need to hit the ice cream as hard as he usually does post-vegetarian dinner, and we had those hearty beans to thank.