Holy Hurricane!

If you do not already know, I live in Panama City Beach, FL.  If you don’t keep up with the news or weather, a Cat 4 (3mph < Cat 5) just hit my city.  My kids and I evacuated and my poor hubby had to stay behind for work.  I am only able to see… Read More Holy Hurricane!

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10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week

Salmon promotes eye health.  Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help lubricate dry eyes and the vitamin D in this fatty fish protects against macular degeneration. Eating salmon may improve your mood.  Salmon contains tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with mood regulation.  Studies show the omega-3 in salmon help depression.… Read More 10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week

Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!

Lemon Pistachio Dressing…It’ll Make You Want to Eat Salad!! I found a great recipe for a lemon pistachio dressing on savoringtimeinthekitchenblogspot.com.  Salad is versatile and an easy vegetable.  It’s a palette for loads of tasty add-ons.  Boiled eggs, pickled beets, toasted pine nuts, pecans or sesame seeds, for example.  You can add marinated artichoke hearts,… Read More Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!

Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

At some markets when in season, you can find brussels sprouts on the stalk.  I suppose it presents a bit of a storage issue and an extra step but, how cool to see them in their fresh from the garden state! Preheat oven to 400°.  You’ll need to peel away the outside layers to reveal… Read More Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

How to Make a One-Pot Dinner You Won’t Forget…

This is a recipe that is a bit sentimental to me.  I haven’t seen or tasted it since the first meal Mike made for me.  I have a theory that any man who offers to cook for you will always make spaghetti.  Am I right or am I right, girls?  He didn’t; maybe that contributed to… Read More How to Make a One-Pot Dinner You Won’t Forget…

Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup

Forgive me for my recent lack of posts.  We’ve been doing a bit of traveling, some crafting, a deal of Christmas shopping, decorating and a lot of eating, including Gilligan, my 13 year old Weimaraner, whose binging around the neighborhood hasn’t gone well for his belly….or for my rug.  Ugh! I made everything from scratch… Read More Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup

Funny Story About Pho

Pronounced “fuh”.  Fuhnny, huh?  The first time I ever had it, I wanted to try the full deal.  No Americanizing for me, please.  I want to experience the taste of the Vietnamese!  So, when “Pho” opened on the beach (no need to question what’s being served here), I wanted to order the authentic pho with… Read More Funny Story About Pho

Steaks and Shambles

Here we were at dinner-making hour and all the kids claimed supreme boredom and couldn’t seem to entertain themselves.  I reluctantly suggested a fort. Out came all the blankets in the house, pillows and dining chairs.  Along with the craft project for Mimi’s birthday,  my house was left in shambles and the fun lasted a… Read More Steaks and Shambles

So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?

Debatable.  That’s what I’m making for dinner.  Another one-pot-wonder.  I’m aaaaall about a complete meal in one dish when I’m making dinner for the little monsters. I want protein, which means meat or meat substitute, such as tofu, eggs, or legumes, at least 2 carbs per serving and preferably one to two vegetable servings.  Usually… Read More So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?

Pick Your Battles…

One of the nicest things anyone did for me after I had Andrew was make my family a meal.  It is so overwhelming to bring a tiny, helpless baby home from the hospital.  I felt like I couldn’t get anything done!  It’s especially difficult when you have other little mouths to feed!! My friend, Heather,… Read More Pick Your Battles…

A Day in Philly

A lesson on America’s history.  A view of the liberty bell and a tour of Independence Hall.  I guess the tour guide’s mustache muffled his voice because I didn’t hear a word! Coupled with the chasing around of the two youngest monsters trying to stuff liberty bell cards down the antique vents, it was impossible… Read More A Day in Philly

Pretzels in Pennsylvania

Julius Sturgis founded the first commercial pretzel baking company in 1861.  The pretzels were hand twisted until the 50’s.  Most pretzel twisters were able to twist 50 pretzels a minute.  In about 2 minutes, I was able to roll out and twist one.  This was an entertaining tour! They still had most of the wooden… Read More Pretzels in Pennsylvania

What’s for Dinner

I modified this recipe from a blog I like to follow kalynskitchen.com  I add sautéed garlic or garlic powder and instead of Spike seasoning, I use a variety of different seasonings, usually some blend that I have in my spice cabinet. I usually use two sliced avocados instead of one and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.… Read More What’s for Dinner

Another Green Chef Meal

We will have all four kids beginning Wednesday and I have already initiated the meal planning process.  My goals are simply to provide meals that are nutritious, easy, and edible (or that which will generate the least complaining).  I use a free app on my phone called “Any List” which I am able to share… Read More Another Green Chef Meal

Lunch with the Girls

Instead of packing for my 20 year high school reunion, I decided to ease my nervousness with a glass of wine (okay, two) with my friends at our favorite location, 30A. Toddlers in tow, we settled on Great Southern as our meeting location. Between the anxiety of seeing people I haven’t seen in two decades… Read More Lunch with the Girls

Dinner for Three

My three older step-children have gone to their grandmother’s for the week which means meal-planning transitions from the thankless efforts of pleasing children set in their ways to a more diversified cuisine.  Last night was a meal of shrimp Po’boys with sliced avocado, seasoned plantain chips and a swiss chard salad with snap peas and… Read More Dinner for Three

Let’s Crunch Numbers!

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say, “I need more protein”, I would be one wealthy lady!  High-protein snacks, high-protein recipes, high-protein bars, high-protein supplements!!!  AGHHH!!  I honestly can’t even count the number of times friends and co-workers have shown me the high-protein supplements they have spent their hard-earned dollars… Read More Let’s Crunch Numbers!