Swedish Meatballs

I held off on posting this for a little bit because I figured you guys were MEATBALLED OUT. But then some time passed, and last week we ...more

Linzer Cookies

Just a reminder, the reader survey is still open, but will only be open through the end of the month. If you haven’t already filled it out, please do! I’m so surprised (and pleased!) with the number of responses received, so thanks to those who have already completed it ....more

Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper and Hazelnut Salsa

For his birthday (way back in early June) Tom requested salmon. I kind of knew he was going to request some sort of seafood since he loves it and we don’t eat it much (thanks to me) but I was kind of hoping for…not salmon. I’m just not a big fan of it ....more

Caribbean Chicken Bowls

We got back from our mini vacation on a Wednesday, and I decided to take Thursday and Friday off because why not? I have a good amount of PTO this year since my kids are at the age where they don’t really get sick often and have officially fought every daycare/school illness known to man. (I totally just jinxed myself, didn’t I?) I wish I could tell you I used those 2 days for something really fun and interesting but actually what I did was…organize my pajamas ....more

Roasted Jalapeño-Tomato Salsa

This was the first year we were able to plant a garden (and by “we” I really mean Tom, since he and the kids did all the work). We had a great yield of tomatoes and spinach, a small yield of green beans, and like 2 jalapeños. Not sure what happened with our peppers (in addition to jalapenos, we also planted poblanos and red bell peppers), buuut...more

Maple Blueberry Tea Cake with Maple Glaze

On our way home from our mini vacation on Lake Michigan, we stopped to pick blueberries. The kids really enjoyed it (and were very meticulous about which “good” blueberries should get picked and placed in the bucket) and we got about 7 lbs. of delicious berries for a crazy good price (though my husband is still complaining we didn’t get more like 20 lbs.). Afterward, one of the employees showed Zachary how the machines separate and package the berries for stores, including how the mushy or unripe ones are tossed, and in my head I imagined a golden egg/Veruca Salt situation ....more

Mpizeli/Arakas Kokinisto (Greek Peas in Tomato Sauce)

Mpizeli (bees-EL-ee) is one of those things that always seems to be hanging out on the stovetop of every Greek home. I ate truckloads of it growing up and I still love it. It’s great as a side, of course, but I will literally just eat it as a snack—sometimes even cold from the fridge (I know, I’m weird) ....more

Reader Survey

Why hello! I hope you’ll excuse my infrequent postings as of late. Things have been kind of crazy and, truth be told, I haven’t been really motivated, either ....more

Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Kabobs

This summer has been…well, perhaps not great, weather-wise. I don’t mind the cooler weather at all, so I don’t take...more

One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta

There are times when writing blog posts comes very easily to me and I’m done in 5 minutes. Truth be told, that’s nearly...more