The best part about ranch dressing is the way it tastes. The worst part about ranch dressing is the instant five pounds it puts on your hips. No really, it’s super bad for you.
Technically this should be called “soybean hummus” but I think the connotation for soy bean is MUCH different than for edamame. Edamame makes you think of swanky sushi restaurants, whereas soy beans sound like something husbands and kids won’t eat.
During the first week of class in my Essentials of Cooking class, we learn about measurement as well as how to read a recipe. One would think that if you can read, you can read a recipe. One would be wrong.
Quick, easy, HEALTHY dinner tonight. I feel like what sets dinner apart from the other meals is that it should be warm. It’s okay if it’s warm eggs or pancakes, its the temperature that says “dinner”.
Jess and Monica are the masterminds behind the site, The Real Housewives of Bucks County, which is SUCH a fabulous site that it got showcased on The Nate Berkus Show. They’re crafty and design savvy and lots of other things that sometimes make the lesser crafter feel chagrin. Let’s not despair, let’s just beg, borrow and steal so we, too, can be crafty masterminds.
Anyways, they were kind enough to have me guest post on their site! The price of avocados has JUST been lowered at my local Giant, so it’s time to make some guac! Just try to find me someone who doesn’t like guacamole, because unless I discuss their problem with them I won’t believe it. EVERYONE likes guacamole! Make it this weekend and if you like it, make it again for the Superbowl! Go to their site and check it out! Happy weekend.
Oh, today is my husband’s birthday and Sunday is mine, so look for my BIRTHDAY CAKE post on Monday!
So whether this is Polish, Irish, or German in origin, it’s pretty dang good. This was one of my very favorite comfort foods growing up, and for whatever reason I didn’t start making it until recently. It’s mind-numbingly easy and just requires the occasional stir.
Over the Christmas weekend I made, photographed, and enjoyed chocolate pecan pie bars and lemon meringue ice cream pie. I had every intention of posting one of these recipes today. I realized, however, that I think I have a sugar hangover and if I have to discuss and look at pictures of dessert right now, it will push me over the edge.
Butternut Squash is the sort of thing many people like, but don’t attempt to make at home. I included a bunch of pictures of the preparation involved, because it’s really not difficult. This time of year these squash are plentiful and CHEAP and can usually be found locally sourced.
Healthy yet somehow indulgent and addictive. I mean, vegetable indulgent, not chocolate cake indulgent.
A really, really, really simple side dish, but the kind of thing that I always save for last on my plate and the leftovers never make it to the Tupperware. Maybe this concept of potato cooking is old news to you, but if not, then make this tonite and you’ll never regret it.
Apparently I like eggplant lasagna, huh? I made this lasagna in gargantuan proportions for a catering job last fall and a certain friend happened to be in attendance. Since then she has been hinting at me making this for her; it hasn’t happened yet BUT now she can make it herself, because here’s the recipe! It truly is delicious…it’s one I plan on making frequently in the future.
So I’m on a mini escape to the shore for a few days, but I couldn’t leave my husband without dinner. When I mentioned this to a friend, she said “I hope he knows how spoiled he is”. So to explain, it’s not that I make things like this for dinner all the time, it’s that if I’m not there to make SOMETHING for him, he just won’t eat or he will eat a couple of Cliff bars from Wawa. So the reason I’m leaving him with dinner is that I want him around and I’m concerned about his diet/health when I’m not around. Bottom line, don’t give me too much credit for making his dinners ahead. Selfishness is at it’s base.
I’ve been seriously jonesin’ for risotto lately, which is strange because I almost never make it. Comfort food for dinner tonight!
When my mom knows I’m coming to the shore, she stocks up on fruits and veggies because she knows how much I love them. Only problem is, she then worries about them and reminds me every day that I need to use them up so they don’t go bad. As she jetted out the door yesterday her last words were.. DON’T FORGET THE CORN!
I feel as if caramelized onions are universally loved. Or maybe I just love them so much and that’s why I feel this way? Regardless, they’re delish.
Today we’re doing notes on calcium and dairy intake, but I snapped a few photos last night of the salad my husband and I have been devouring lately.
So I’ve noticed a trend in any new recipes I implement in my classes; they are all things I want to eat. Depending on my tastes, this could present a problem. This is a new recipe and I was crossing my fingers it would go well. It went GREAT, so I’m super relieved. Wouldn’t change a thing. I had to steal fries for samples, and steal quickly, as there wasn’t a single fry leftover. There was a bit of dip left over and the kids wanted to save it so that they could bring in chips to eat with it later. Winning!
Today is less of a recipe, more of an idea. You can create a totally delicious, satisfying, comforting, and complete meal entirely in the microwave! This would make a great dinner or lunch.