Summer is always a crazy busy time for us which means that I need recipes that are going to help me get dinner on the table quickly. Not only that, but I look for food that's going to taste good and will make enough for leftovers (I love leftovers for lunch). My husband just got a new job that will require him to bring lunch to work now too, so let the leftover wars begin....more
When I was pregnant with Little Chef (who is now not so little, but still just as “cheffy” as ever), Dreamy and I had a roll of film in need of developing. Yes, a roll of film. Such a foreign concept these days, no?...more
I was introduced to Pasta Chips during the Food Blogher Conference in May. They were kind of enough to send me more! (a food blogger perk)I have had fun snackin' and incorporating those chips into a couple of recipes.Check this out......more
Farmers Market’s are in full swing by this time of summer, and tomatoes are always one of the hot commodities at our local markets. With so many varieties and recipes out there, the choices are endless for how you can prepare them for your next meal! Here is a simple, super tasty and lovely dish for your mid Summer meal! For the recipe visit www.stagetothestove.com...more
Have you grown tomatoes this year? I have never had such an abundant season of these luscious ruby and sunshine hued fruits. I always plant a variety of large, medium and cherry tomatoes, but this year some tomato seeds survived the winter in my soil and those grew, too.
I am flush with tomatoes right now, and needed some ideas for using them up.
As a kid, probably like most kids, I was not a fan of beets. Strangely, It wasn't until I started making baby food that I started liking them. People always talk about how gross baby food tastes and I just don't understand why they would expect their babies to eat it then! I think that their food should taste just as good as mine so I would always taste the food before feeding them, making sure it was edible. One combination that always went over great was beets and apples.
Yesterday was another strong blast of heat. Our house has withstood the heatwave until now. This morning when I woke up and the house still sat at 75 degrees- I knew there was a problem. This weather has kicked in full gear and is not backing down. We are supposed to reach 100 degrees today and while Portland typically hasn't reached this high heat on a regular basis, we are now. It seems the past few years have consistently remained hot, smokin' hot....more
August can be a funny time of year; it has a very in-between feel to it. It’s like the Sunday of calendar months – you know you have to work the next day, so instead of enjoying the entire day you’re already thinking about (and dreading) Monday....more