Archive for the ‘Cooking Light’ Category
Friday, June 20th, 2014
A while ago, a friend and I were at Starbucks and she ordered a chocolate muffin. Now, I admit that I’ve sampled a lot of baked goods that Starbucks has to offer, but their chocolate muffins – never! I was intrigued and it looked good, but I resisted ordering it.
But it got me thinking that I need to come up with a good recipe for homemade chocolate muffins… (more…)
Friday, June 13th, 2014
Most of us go through phases…
For example, I’ll go through the same routine for months, and then suddenly wake up one day and decide I want to completely switch up my workout program, rearrange the bedroom furniture, and – you know what else? – have broiled fish with roasted vegetables for breakfast. (Yeah, weird.) (more…)
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Out of all my childhood memories, I remember summer vacation most vividly…those memories seem to be brighter, louder, and definitely more full of delicious smells and tastes. (more…)
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
One of my favorite lines in Friends is when Chandler is moving in with Monica and he and Joey are enjoying their last night together. Not knowing what the other was doing, Joey ordered pizza and Chandler ordered Chinese; Joey (who is of Italian descent) told Chandler (who is really obviously not of Chinese descent) something like, “It’s kind of nice…me bringing the food of my ancestors and you bringing the food of yours.” What made it so hilarious was Chandler’s reaction. (Gosh, I miss that show!) (more…)
Monday, April 28th, 2014
Not too long ago, I made a huge batch of bison, bean, and vegetable soup. It was, if I do say so myself, pretty fabulous.
Naturally, I completely expected my hubby not to like it. (more…)
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
I remember the first time I bit into fresh falafel.
Mike and I were in Amman, Jordan on our honeymoon, out and about just strolling along arm-in-arm, the way you’d expect people on their honeymoon to do. We passed a guy frying up falafel on a street corner; simultaneously, Mike’s stomach growled and I inhaled deeply, asking what that amazing smell was.
You know we had to stop and get some. (more…)
Friday, March 28th, 2014
Let’s talk birthday cake for a quick minute.
Do you have the same cake every year, or do you switch it up? (more…)
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
I think I’ve probably mentioned before that although I try with all my might not to be an impulse shopper, I’m a huge sucker for cutsie foods. (more…)
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
I’m nothing approaching a homesteader (heck, I’m really not even a camper!), but I like a DIY cooking project as much as the next girl. This is why it seriously surprised me that it never even dawned on me to make homemade enchilada sauce until recently.
Not long ago, enchiladas were requested for dinner and as my pantry was bereft of canned sauce, I knew I either had to head to the grocery store for just a single item (which I was not about to do…this is one of my pet peeves!) or get creative. (more…)
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
I’m not really a shopper, at least not in the sense that most ladies are.
I steer clear of the mall unless absolutely necessary (darn Apple Store with its only location in the mall…and double darn Cheesecake Factory with its fabulous cheesecake!). Anyway. (more…)