Posts Tagged ‘Kale’
Friday, January 9th, 2015
The holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done entertaining.
There’s always something to celebrate and if there’s one thing I think we can all agree on about a party, it’s that there should be food. But yeah, maybe food that’s a little lighter because the holidays did just end and let’s face it, many of us probably need to cut back just a bit on indulgence right now.
We don’t have to sacrifice flavor though! (more…)
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
I just realized that I’ve shared a recipe with kale once a week for four out of the past five weeks.
I don’t know when I turned into such a leafy green pusher.
Friday, October 10th, 2014
I’ve taken to calling our kitten (Elsa) butternut-butt.
What can I say? It’s catchy and she’s a butternut fiend. (more…)
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Thank you to Tyson Foods for sponsoring this post. I am happy for the opportunity to share brands that I believe in with my readers, and I hope you enjoy my recipe for Herbed Chicken and Brown Rice Spanakopita Bowls.
I don’t know who first came up with the idea of a meal in a bowl (for some reason, I feel like it was a fast food chain!), but whoever it was is a food genius. (more…)
Monday, September 29th, 2014
From first bite, I’ve always been a kale-lover, but that might be because the first time I had it I was an adult. (My mom has a serious dislike of all leafy greens so she literally never made them – not once! – for my sister and I growing up. But don’t worry, we weren’t veggie-deprived! She was still of the strict belief that every meal should include a vegetable.) (more…)
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Thank you to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® for sponsoring this post. I am happy for the opportunity to share products that I enjoy with my readers, and I hope you like my recipe for Stovetop Tuscan Mac and Cheese.
There are the obvious sources of mealtime inspiration, like cookbooks, food magazines, and food blogs. There are friends’ recommendations, and remakes of restaurant favorites.
But how often do we really go to our moms for recipe advice? (I mean after college anyway…my mom was my cooking guru during undergrad!) (more…)
Monday, April 1st, 2013
Like most people I talk to, I’ve been trying to work my way through my super-stocked pantry and freezer. Last week a couple days before I went shopping, I took a look around my kitchen for any items on hand that would make a decent lunch. I found a bag of Pardina lentils tucked away in the back of the pantry, and some kale and a couple green apples in the fridge. I also grabbed an onion from the pantry, and along with a flavorful dressing made from basic fridge staples, it was an easy, delicious meal. (more…)
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Mike and I always joke that we are much more active in colder months, and this week was a good example. (Side Note: We are cold-weather people…I am so excited for our first snowfall!)
The past seven days have been crazy busy with entertaining…I’ve made roast chicken, a slow-cooking Moroccan-inspired stew (like this one), and even an autumnal-themed luncheon. Now it’s time for a quiet meal and some quick-cooking comfort food. (more…)
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Given the choice between a big, one-plate meal (like lasagna or roast chicken), or a meal of several small dishes, I will choose the small dishes at least nine out of ten times. (That tenth time I just need roast chicken, lol.) (more…)
Monday, October 31st, 2011
Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday. I kind-of see it as a non-holiday holiday that must be endured before the real holiday season can be ushered in (and for this I apologize to my darling Halloween-loving readers!).
But…I will admit there are some fun things about it. Costumes, for example. And jack-o-lanterns. Scary movie marathons. And if you’re still young enough to do so, trick-or-treating is always a blast (who would refuse free candy, right?). These are the traditions that I grew up associating with Halloween. (more…)