I can’t believe we are more than halfway through September. Today is the first wet day we have seen in weeks. If it wasn’t for the earlier sunsets I would guess we were still fully ensconced in July. I totally forgot to mention celebrating Scoop’s first birthday at the end of August!
I know we are days away from the first day of summer but a recent string of damp grey days has me in the mood for a bit of comfort food. If you share my feelings then you are really going to love these pork chops and pears cooked in cider. I
Time, time, time… Where does it go and how can we get some more of it! This is likely to be a prominent feature in my writing for awhile. In juggling all there is to juggle these days I have to think harder about how to cook smarter. At the head of
Burger night is a rare treat in our house. When it does come around, burgers are a great opportunity to put the recipe lightening techniques I shared earlier this week into action. Let’s apply those tips to the burger recipe below: Ingredient Swap To get a really moist juicy burger most sources
Many home cooks are crazy about their electric slow cooker. Personally I am a bigger fan of braising in a Dutch oven. I just like the taste of food cooked slowly in the oven better than on a counter top. The meat and vegetables achieve a deeper flavor in the Dutch oven.
I have thought it would be fun to try and do an entire collection of recipes dedicated to repurposing leftovers. If nothing else it would give my brain something to tease out. Leftovers can be a tough sell. So many things are great the first time around. Hot from the oven meals
A couple months back I told you how much I have been appreciating the talent and creativity of my fellow food bloggers. (Rainyday Gal’s Chicken Noodle Soup) At the time I was in the early stages of pregnancy and my energy level was dragging at best. Even with my energy back up
“48.8 million Americans—including 16.2 million children— live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year.” – Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry – Hunger Facts I spent the weekend feeling unsettled about
Easter candy is my favorite of all the candies marketed specifically for holidays. I love the bright colors. I especially love the chocolate eggs with crispy candy shells, fruit flavored jelly beans, and larger pastel malted chocolate eggs. Next Sunday I am sure I will wind up consuming more than my fair share of
This is the time of year I start to get antsy for the temperature to climb. On the chilliest days I cruise around the web planning tropical vacations. Dressed in layers with a blanket over my lap I dream about hopping on a plane bound for cloudless beaches. I’m not picky just
One of the fun behind the scenes parts about blogging is reading the keywords and phrases that lead people to this site. I have no way to track individual users, just the search terms they use. Commonly searched phrases include: vegan pesto, low fat espresso cake, Netflix workouts, and my favorite bikiniless.
Okay, okay not literally lighter than air. I don’t want to upset the physicists in the audience. However, I have to tell you about these Savory Herb Chicken Nuggets. I spent weeks working on the recipe. I was on a mission and did not stop until I could say with confidence that I had reached crisp-savory nugget