Summertime, and the Kitchen Is Easy (Or It Will Be With These Dinner Tips)

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm too lazy to cook dinner for my family this summer, plus it's too hot. Any ideas? Signed, Kitchen Is Closed  ...more

Honey Balsamic Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Slow cookers aren't just for winter soups: Pull that baby out to use in the summer months, too! You can make the tangy, honey-balsamic sauce in less than 30 minutes, then throw everything in the cooker for a painless, easy dish. ...more

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust

It may already feel like summer, but we have a couple more of weeks of late spring before the seasons officially change, which means you still have time to make this lovely Spring Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust from Dishing Up the Dirt ...more

Whole Grain Rye, Spelt and Berry Scones

I've been reminiscing about last year's berry season in the country, so I did some berry scone baking on Sunday to crush my craving. At first bite, I knew I had to share the recipe on the double. Food blogs were made for sharing recipes like this ...more

What I Learned From My Whole30 Experiment

When I first heard about Whole30, I thought it was crazy and quickly dismissed it as something I would never try. It requires 100% compliance 100% of the time, and there are way too many restrictions: no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no soy, no legumes ...more

Stop Guilting People About Snacks and Their Bodies

A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M's and mini Hershey bars and placed it by our door. ...more
tastefullykims Absolutely!!  It's a projection of their own anxieties about eating, and I ...more

How Choose, Store, Chop, and Cook Onions

Onions are a kitchen staple in the kitchen: Whether minced, diced, or sliced, they appear in almost every dish we cook. You can prepare them in all sorts of ways, and you can find them in almost every cuisine. Onions hold up well. They are often the first item on an ingredient list when starting to cook a recipe, and they're one of the vegetables that takes the most time to cook. ...more

The Coolest Lentil Salad for a Hot Summer Day

Have you ever given much thought to lentils? These tiny but tasty legumes are one of the earliest cultivated crops used by man, and lentils (also called pulses) are used extensively in vegetarian recipes all over the world. ...more

Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts

Summer heirloom tomatoes served simply with crumbled goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, fresh herbs and olive oil makes a wonderful light meal or side dish. One of my favorite things about summer is how easy menu planning and meal prep is. The farmers markets and grocery stores are overflowing with fresh seasonal produce and on most nights, so is my kitchen counter ....more

Blueberry Ricotta Ice Cream

It’s blueberry mania in our house this week, every day I made something with blueberries or we ate them fresh. I got a good deal on blueberries, and to top it off they were Canadian grown…can’t beat local produce! Last night I decided I was going to experiment with blueberry ice cream ....more

Blueberry Balsamic Panna Cotta

You all know how much I adore panna cotta (just do a quick search with the words panna cotta in the search box above and you’ll find a plethora of flavors). It’s a super simple dessert that will literally only take you 10 minutes of “working” time. The rest of the time your refrigerator does the work ....more

Paleo Pizza Bake

I threw a teaser out about this recipe over on my Instagram, way too long ago, and never got around to posting it. ...more

Super Easy Tiny Cheesecake Pies!

Today is National Cheesecake Day, so therefore, a celebration is in order!What's that? You don't have any cheesecake? You don't want to go to the effort to make one? No problemo!...more

Beginner Chapter Books for Independent Readers

As much as I adore the Frog and Toad series (or really, all Arnold Lobel books, and maybe Owl at Home is my very favorite) and the many other I-Can-Read books, it has been so exciting when my kids graduated to easy chapter books that they could read on their own. Eila made that transition not so very long ago, and Ada is getting ready for it soon. But while longer picture books, and easy I-Can-Read books are a dime a dozen, it can be harder to find easy chapter books for early readers ....more

one month in

Yesterday at the doctor’s office, Rocco weighed a little over nine pounds. Nine pounds! Nine pounds might not seem like a lot, especially to my friend Jenna, whose baby came out two weeks after Rocco already weighing more than he does now, but, for a little guy who left the hospital one month ago today (!) only weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces, nine pounds sounds pretty incredible ....more

Zucchini Burger with Sriracha & Pancetta

Zucchini Burger with Sriracha & PancettaZucchini burger made with spicy Sriracha and topped with crispy pancetta. A great way to use up all those zucchinis from the garden....more

Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Shallot and Lemongrass Relish)—Celebrating Jalapeno Mania!

I am a chilihead, so I always have my eye out for new ways to enjoy hot chili peppers. ...more

Peanut Butter Reverse Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Butter Reverse Chocolate CookiesAll the wonderful flavours of peanut butter and chocolate are baked up in one outstanding cookie. Soft, chewy and chocolaty. You will eat more than one!!Ingredients:...more