Lighter Chicken Florentine

I eat the same thing (or a very close approximation) for breakfast, morning snack, and afternoon snack 5 times a week. It doesn’t bother me at all. I never get bored ....more

Stawberry Rhubarb Muffins

It’s crazy how different my boys are from each other. As babies, Zachary was pretty fussy while Ian was extremely chill. As young toddlers, Zachary liked to read and Ian liked to climb ....more

Tomato-Glazed Mini Meatloaves

I hope you don’t mind my eking out the last few not-terribly-springy recipes here. I try to post at least relatively seasonal dishes, but sometimes life (or attempting to be handy at home when you’re not, or NHL playoffs, or laziness) get in the way. That said, my kids are meatball and meatloaf-obsessed, so they are more than happy to eat these year-round, and I can’t say I would argue with them ....more

Chicken in Lemon Herb Sauce

I have a new crush, and her name is Lidia Bastianich. I’ve known about Lidia for a while. I’ve made a bunch of her recipes, though I’ve somehow only managed to blog one ....more

Italian Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

We’re big burger fans in our family (who isn’t?!). In fact, for ...more

White Pizza Quinoa Casserole

My mom likes to give people things. Every time I visit, I somehow manage to get sent home with a box of my childhood stuff, random books, a sponsored tee, a trinket, you name it. One time she tried sending us home with one of those enormous 6′ foot tall Costco stuffed bears until we told her she was insane and we would not be adding...more

Ella’s Salad

After waking up twice this week with new snow on the ground, I’m sad to report that maybe we haven’t officially reached “salad weather” yet. Sigh. But, no matter, right? ...more

Tex-Mex Chicken & Rice Skillet

I’ve been staring at a blank screen for a while here, because I don’t know how many more times or ways I can tell you that we’re a Tex-Mex loving family and that one-pot meals are highly desirable in our lives right now. I’m not sure how many more ways I can say, “We loved this” or “My kids asked for thirds” or “Isn’t cast iron the best thing ever?” or “Why is Zachary insistent on eating sour cream straight off a spoon?” This meal is just…us. It’s quick, it’s pretty healthy, it’s got the flavors and ingredients that we love, and it’s comforting (also, it can be served with sour cream) ....more

Beef, Guinness, & Cheddar Pie (it’s Pi Day!)

I am on a roll with this whole remembering Pi Day thing, guys! This year I decided to make a savory pie, since I’ve already made two chocolate pies and fruit right now is not the greatest. And, hey, this can double as a St ....more

Whole Wheat Seeded Loaves

Years back, when I used to be able to walk home from work (the glory days), I would often stop at the Whole Foods near our apartment for whatever random ingredient I had forgotten to purchase that weekend. No matter what I went in for, I had a really hard time leaving without their seeduction loaf or rolls. So good ....more