My 4 year old has an addiction – Mario Cart. We have to closely monitor/ration the minutes of the day that he is allowed to play, and it works as a wonderful motivational tool. For example: “If you make your bed, put your dirty clothes in the hamper, set the table, etc., you may play Mario Cart for 20 minutes.” What I didn’t expect was the way Mario Cart would encourage my kid to eat his mushrooms. He loves mushrooms. When I cut them up for a recipe, he is always begging to snack on a few mushroom slices from the cutting board. I credit him for naming this recipe – the first time I placed them on the table in front of him, he joyfully exclaimed, “You should call them LUIGI mushrooms!” Continue reading
I tried to find a creative title for this recipe. I even asked my husband (the “king of puns”) for help. The best thing he could come up with was “A C4 Salad – Exploding with Flavor!” The title refers to (A)vocado, (C)hicken, (C)abbage, (C)ilantro, and (C)ucumber. Yeah, I wasn’t loving it. Continue reading
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Turkey. Cranberries. Apples. Does anything shout, “Welcome to November!” louder than these ingredients? And this is a crockpot recipe that is oh-so-easy to assemble for those busy days when you need to throw something together that will be ready when you come home from work (or the not-so-busy days when you’d just rather be curled up on the couch with a good book and not running around in the kitchen!) Continue reading
I was having a particularly lovely afternoon with L, my just-turned-4 year old, after I came home from work yesterday. We snuggled together on the recliner, read books, and had some great one-on-one conversation. The topic turned to recipes, and he started coming up with ideas of things for us to make together. Continue reading
Do you ever come home from work and think, “How in the world am I going to make an entire dinner? I’m hungry NOW!” With a little planning and a few easy ingredients, you can have something ready in just a few minutes. I’ve been buying meat in bulk lately and freezing the extra, because the stores around here like to “bundle” for cheaper prices. I knew yesterday that I would want tonight to be a steak night, so I threw a huge sirloin in the meat drawer of the fridge before going to bed last night. Continue reading
I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately. It’s not an unhappy rut… just one lacking in blog-worthy creativity. I am finishing week 4 of P90X this weekend, and it has been a BLAST this time around, because I have anywhere from 3 to 7 college students joining me every day to work out with me. Granted, they are all more than a dozen years younger than I am, and can frequently kick my bootie, but it makes the whole experience SO much more fun!
I realize it has been a VERY long time since my last post, and I plan to elaborate a little more on the reasons below… I tend to get a little annoyed when people pontificate endlessly, and I find myself scrolling and scrolling, all the while thinking, “Get to the point, already! I want the recipe!” Continue reading
I like looking at pictures of food. My pinterest boards are almost exclusively filled with food pictures, and I’m a sucker for a beautiful cooking magazine, not because I follow the recipes, but because they always have such great ideas. Frequently I’ll see a picture and a recipe title, think “Oooh! I could make something like this!” and run to the store to buy ingredients, never actually looking at the original recipe again. Such was the case with tonight’s dinner. Continue reading
This dessert is about as guilt-free as you can get while still packed with both nutrients and FLAVOR! I must emphasize the extreme importance of buying quality ingredients, however. I recently made the mistake of purchasing conventional sweet potatoes from the local discount superstore. Their color was anemic and their flavor was like cardboard. Please, don’t skimp on sweet potatoes! Buy organic for vibrant color and flavor! Continue reading
Call it a salad. Call it a dip. Call it a filling. Call it a topping…. Call it what you will, but I call it AWESOME.
Good news for those with special diets! This is grain free, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, sugar free, egg free, nut free… But did I mention that it tastes AWESOME?!? (After dinner, I was literally using my finger to scoop the scraps from the sides of the food processor. It’s THAT good.) Continue reading