Why do I have a blog? Sometimes when the creativity is lagging and I’m pressed for time I have to get back to my primary intentions. Though it may have begun as a kind gesture gifted from my brother-in-law, I’ve kept it up for six years for several specific reasons.
Thought I’d share this; perhaps you’ll get a tip or two or have a suggestion for me, which I would love. I have found that if you want to get a bunch of moms riled up, start talking about how you feed your kids. Tempers get hot, real quick. Please don’t read any judgment into anything I say here. You do you.
This was suggested to me by a life long friend – a foodie who shares my sentiments about food; namely, how do we balance healthy eating with all of the wonderful, delicious options out there?
During my first year as a high school cooking teacher, I received a crash course on freezing from my 70-year-old coworker. Our budget was tight, and wasting food was a cardinal sin. I’ll never forget when she threw a gallon of skim milk in the freezer because of a snow delay—and it came out perfectly useable weeks later! I was immediately hooked on freezing. Honestly, I think the freezer is the most under-utilized item in your kitchen (and maybe house).
Oh, chicken breasts. I have a feeling that some of you read posts like this creamy corn and bacon spaghetti and think to yourself, “man, that looks good, but I’ll probably make some chicken breasts”. Why? They’re cheap, they’re healthy, and they’re generally well-received by family members. So here’s a recipe that zazzes (not a word) them up with just TWO INGREDIENTS. Salt and pepper don’t count.
So, eating dairy free isn’t that hard when I’m in my house. I like a lot of foods, so I’ve just been buying and eating foods without dairy. It’s SUPER ANNOYING, though, when I’m out to dinner at a restaurant or a friend’s house. Cheese is great, and everyone knows it (except my 6 month old, apparently).
You can put pumpkin in anything (just ask Pinterest), but for me the classic pumpkin pie reigns supreme. This has nothing to do with the fact that it’s the “healthiest” of the pies – that’s just a lucky break. Now I can go on about the fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C this dessert provides but there’s no getting around the crust. Great news – we don’t need it!
4th of July is my favorite summer holiday. The weather is perfection and the summer is just getting into full swing – so many good times left before fall arrives. I wanted to share some recipes that would work for your parties and BBQ’s! Have a great weekend and be safe!
Do you ever feel like you’re just sick of spending money? Not on fun things, like clothes at Target, but rather annoyingly expensive things like gas, food, and heat? This annoyance sparked the notion of a pantry cleanse, which let to these bagel chips (in case you find it difficult to follow my train of thought, let me explain).
Before I laud the absolute deliciousness of this naughty scone, I need to talk about it’s appropriateness. In my life of trying to make the right choice 80% of the time and splurging 20%, this scone falls into the 3%. I haven’t made a scone in months – but when occasion called, I refused to use whole wheat flour or applesauce for butter. No, I wanted the real thing.
Apple pie is hands down my favorite holiday food item. I’ll pass on the buttery mashed potatoes and the pumpkin bread – just allow me my big fat piece of homemade apple pie a la mode. It’s a shamelessly beautiful end to my Thanksgiving dinner.
Hi! Tonight on the Live Well Network, 8pm, is the Food Rush Holiday Cake Challenge with yours truly. Watch to see who wins!!!
We left early early Sunday morning and by Sunday afternoon we were watching the boats whip around the harbor, cheering on the US boat in the America’s Cup Championship. It was a crazy beautiful afternoon in one of the most gorgeous cities – and I was in tears.
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. Anyone else’s parents indoctrinate 60’s music into their children at young ages, like mine did? If not you may not follow the above quote. Anyways – I AM going to San Francisco and I want to tell you why because it’s presenting major excitement in my quiet content little life.
It’s the time of the year that we take to the internet in troves to scour every recipe site for reviews, suggestions, etc. The food network even has a hotline going! Crazy. Here is a round up of recipes that would find a happy home on your table this Thursday. Take a look!
A FANTASTIC option for meatless Monday, served with some fried eggs. I was super happy with this recipe and will definitely be making it again – full of fiber and protein, and happy, bright, spicy flavor.
I know this isn’t a recipe; however, it’s made mostly from edible things, and maybe it’s something you haven’t seen before.
I feel like as soon as the temp. drops below 60, my daughter’s nose starts running. It’s gross. I find myself wiping snot off her face and onto my clothes just like I saw moms do when I was younger and swore I’d never replicate. Awesome.
Thanks, Beth from “It’s good to be the cook”, for including me in this – I think it’s like chain mail for blogs. Not all chain mail is bad, though.