That’s right, my British buds; last night’s Green Chef meal was bangers and mash! My sweet husband cooked it. As always, I was elated to have a night off from the kitchen! Our last Green Chef menu for the week is a Tuna Melt sandwich and I made Tuna Toasties for lunch today! Really? I’ve… Read More Bangers and Mash
If you’re not a vegetable eater and this doesn’t look tasty to you, try it anyway! Making vegetables taste good is my speciality. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s healthy and I’m certain you will like it!… Read More 3 Step Zucchini Flatbread
The British love to make roast dinners. I had the privilege of eating many roast dinners served by my generous friend, Emma. Even though she lives in Germany now, I still look up to her. This gorgeous gal could get up in the morning, run a full marathon, clean her house, read an entire book, take… Read More Roast Dinner
Want Chinese takeout without consuming an entire day’s worth of calories? Here’s your answer! … Read More How To Ramen
I love using Naan bread to make homemade pizza. If you have a picky crowd, you can personalize each round. … Read More Think Outside the Pizza Box
This treat was just what I needed on this smoldering October day!
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Snacks are important for kids. Between-meal munchies provide an opportunity to squeeze in some needed nutrients and help kids focus. Make these nutrients your target when choosing lunches and snacks… Read More Nibbles
I love soup because you throw it all into one pot and serve up a complete meal that everyone loves. … Read More A Family Favorite
Breakfast bowls, Greek bowls, burrito bowls, Buddha bowls…a side dish, a main dish, a great packed lunch! I like this new fad! Here are a few things you can put in your quinoa bowl:… Read More It’s All About the Bowl
Pizza can become your artist’s palette with an endless world of topping options. There’s no reason to eat a plain old cheese and pepperoni pizza!… Read More A Pizza My Mind
this is a low-calorie, low-fat meal. I even think we will have room to add a reasonably-portioned dessert!… Read More Wishing to be Clever Enough to Come Up with a Name Like Epicurious
When you have seemingly numberless kids under foot, threatening your sanity, you burn things… … Read More Juicier Than Juicy Cheeseburger
I guess I should be glad he didn’t ask for a Giada De Laurentils cookbook. My cleavage wouldn’t measure up.… Read More Barefoot Contessa
Cacio e pepe in Italian means cheese and pepper. This is a pasta dish with few ingredients and is simple to make. I found this recipe on countryliving.com. Chicken and Arugula Cacio e Pepe 8 oz bucatini or spaghetti 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup grated Parmesan 4 cup baby arugula 2 cup diced warm… Read More Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
Ooooooo, this soup smells so good while it’s cooking! I wish you could smell it! Why can’t they make an app for that?! … Read More Soup for the Soul…
I admit, there have been times I have offered fruit and yogurt to replace the neglected meal provided.… Read More On the Go!
My spa blue KitchenAid mixer is my best friend in the kitchen. I use to have a red one to go with my red kitchen accessories. When I got married, I decided my new favorite color was spa blue, or light turquoise, if you will. I decorated my new beach home almost exclusively in this… Read More Pasta Disasta!
Breakfast is a hard meal for me. Not everyone will eat cereal, you know, the easy breakfast. One kid says the sweeter the better, hardly able to contain her excitement if anything I make contains chocolate, syrup, honey or any other form of sugar. This kid will choke down canned asparagus (triple gross) if bribed… Read More Breakfast Parfaits
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
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”?
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…
Beans, peas and lentils contain phytosterols, isoflaones and saponins that prevent colon, breast and ovarian cancers and prevent cancer cell multiplication. … Read More Moroccan Chicken, Roasted Curry Cauliflower & Indian Dahl
I feel like Green Chef meals are gourmet. If I were to make this on my own, not only would I have to search all over town to find all of these ingredients… Read More Tuna Melts and Tortillas
Mike said this Green Chef meal was one of his favorites. The more I have thought about it, the more I’m certain it IS my favorite… Read More #1 Green Chef
I made the “panini” from a Giada de Leurantiis recipe, much to my husband’s delight as is any mention of the name Giada. My Dad says, “Giada is getting too big for her…… Read More Back to the Grind!
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
It’s looking like I picked the worst vacation to challenge myself to eat healthy. Mike loves to travel and always does all the research before we reach our destination so, he usually has ideas about where he wants to eat according to a particular place with a signature dish or dining style, for example bistros… Read More Hershey Park
I’m not British but, sometimes I like to pretend like I am, so I call vacation “holiday”, my favorite adjective is “bloody” and instead of “dig in” I say, “tuck in”. The family and I are heading to Pennsylvania. I told myself I was going to eat as healthy as possible on this trip, as… Read More Going on Holiday
We’ve eaten a few good meals since my last post.… Read More Recent Fare…
Mike seasoned the Snapper with a little salt, and pepper and gave the fillets a light dusting of flour, then pan-seared them to perfection. The meat was tender and sweet! … Read More Whats for Dinner
Believe it or not, this recipe is a family hit with all…… Read More Last Night’s Dinner…
Pasta carbonara with salad and maybe some diced beets and organic grape tomatoes for the little one since he isn’t a big fan of raw lettuces….yet. Pasta carbonara isn’t the healthiest of dishes, however my family has Italian roots and my husband would be delighted if I served pasta seven days a week. Plus, it’s… Read More What’s for Dinner
I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to cooking for family and friends.. Garlic!! There are very few recipes I make that don’t include a clove or two…or five! If I follow a recipe that calls for two cloves, I don’t hesitate to use four. These delightful little bulbs have insignificant calories,… Read More GARLIC!