I love this time of year. Spring.Okay... so if you live in many parts of the country, we're still very much in winter. BUT... the frozen land is starting to thaw and there are signs, however slim, that spring is upon us. ...more
Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. We dined out one evening while we were recently in Florida and my husband asked the chef to create a new appetizer by adding some pan-seared prosciutto to a tomato mozzarella salad ...more
I don’t often need an excuse to bake. I love the smell of cookies or bread baking in the oven. It seems to draw everyone in the house to the kitchen island and away from their phones, computers and electronic pad thingies. I grab a mug of milk for ...more
Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters. According to CBS's coverage, ...more
It’s the go-to party food, the something-went-wrong-with-dinner salvation meal and one of the most requested gluten-free recipes of all time.While there are gluten-free frozen pizzas, premade crusts and box mixes on the market, I’m all for ...more
Reese’s peanut butter eggs are the absolute best! Everyone has their favorite Easter candy, and peanut butter eggs are mine. As a kid, my Easter basket was stocked with the chocolate-covered, peanut butter-filled candies. I loved them then, and I love them now....more
At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made me wonder if I had suddenly experienced a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. After glancing down to make sure I wasn't flashing anyone (and to check that Justin Timberlake wasn't lurking behind a bush), I tried to calmly explain my position on organic versus conventionally grown food.
I'm guessing quite a few people starting thinking about comfort food when April 15 comes every year, and for everyone who can use a little culinary diversion on Tax Day Eve, I'm recommending this delicious-sounding and comforting Mascarpone Spinach Pasta from Macheesmo for this week's Meatless Monday pick.
A few weeks ago, I was able to grab a quick lunch with CC. I suggested The Pizza Studio because she hadn’t yet tried it and I had really enjoyed my first visit. Since it was the middle of the week and the restaurant is located close to many office buildings, the restaurant was super busy ....more
Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! I know it’s been a little quiet around here lately — my family is getting ready to bid a bittersweet farewell to San Diego and move back up to the Bay Area, so my time has been completely zapped by decluttering, packing, househunting and other relocation joys. Meanwhile, the cheesiest month of the year has been underway! ...more
I haven’t had too much time to do any traditional bread baking, so I turned to my trusty one hour bread recipe. These are ready in under 60 minutes, from start to finish. While making these, I also learned that my mixer is quite the sturdy piece of equipment ....more
If you love lemon, please make this fabulous dessert at your earliest convenience! The bottom is a crispy crust made from vanilla wafers. The middle layer is a mix of creamy white chocolate, sweetened cream cheese and cool whip ....more
Roasted asparagus spears are topped with sautéed bacon and shallots and a poached egg for a light lunch. Recipe below. Asparagus season is upon us again, a promising sign of the reluctant spring... ....more
Every holiday that rolls around involving kid’s and candy sets off a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach. I used to LOVE building Easter baskets, stuffing stockings with treats, and buying heart shaped everything at Valentine’s, but now that we have a little one with a gluten allergy the past few years have been a little lacking on the festive holiday candy assortment. Just venturing near those aisles in the store during the holiday’s was enough to send me reeling ....more
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