My oldest daughter, Phoebe, started Kindergarten yesterday. I’ve been kind of dreading this day for a while and couldn’t sleep the night before and woke up at 4am because I was tossing and turning.
My awesome husband spent Labor Day doing some much needed yard work. It literally took him all day to weed, mow, do some other things with soil and put down some mulch. A whole lot of freakin’ mulch.
Today’s recipe is all about comfort food. When I think comfort food, the first thing that comes to my mind is macaroni and cheese. Oh yeah. . I absolutely love mac n’ cheese and if I could, I would
I attended the University of Texas at Austin for college. Big school located in Austin, Texas. Loved the vibe on campus (most of the time) and the city and the people. One thing I remember was walking
Ah, good ole Chicken Pot Pie. . . When I think of Chicken Pot Pie, I immediately think of Marie Callender’s. They’re the best if you want something fast, right? When I was younger, I gobbled these things up. . the frozen ones.
My hair dresser and I were chatting one day. . . she’s a foodie and loves to cook. . and she told me she has never attempted to make risotto because she’s heard how hard to was to make. What?! If I
I absolutely love chicken. Here’s a new way to prepare your chicken if you haven’t tried stuffing it! Another Pinterest find. This one is from Cooking Creation. For whatever reason, I have never attempted
This meal was 100% inspired by the sampling counter at Trader Joe’s. Thought I would share it since the kids loved it and I had dinner on the table in literally 14 minutes. Can’t get any faster
Food & Wine is one of my favorite food magazines. In their most recent September issue, they feature their best 3-ingredient recipes. I love that even Food & Wine is trying to simplify. . hey,
Recipes for chicken salad are only as good as the chicken itself. If the chicken is dry or flavorless, no amount of dressing, mayo or seasoning will camouflage it. To ensure silky, juicy, and flavorful
So here’s a method that you probably already know about and are doing. . but for those who are not (and might have kiddos who won’t eat or even go near vegetables), give this one a try! Roasting
I recently finished reading Dinner, A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach. If you haven’t heard of the book, check it out! It’s great for helping you get started with meal planning tips with a family and is filled with great, yummy recipes. I’m going to post my review of the book soon. To celebrate finishing the book,…
I think Giada said, “You eat with your eyes first.” Ain’t that the truth! I don’t know about you, but when I look at recipes, a lot of times, the photo is the deciding factor. . whether or not it
Continuing yet again with my current portobello mushroom cravings. . I purchased some portobello mushroom caps to grill and eat with our rib-eye steaks. I used this marinade for the steaks. It’s seriously
I’m always up for trying different kinds of Asian foods. There’s something about the different flavors and textures and how everything comes together. . . and I wanted to make a dish using lemongrass! I
Naeng myun is a Korean cold noodle dish made of thin, slightly chewy buckwheat noodles topped with egg, meat (optional), vegetables, and a savory, vinegary ice-cold broth. Literally with ice cubes in it.
Today was the hottest day we’ve had so far here in Seattle (high 80’s) since we moved back in mid-January. . . and we have no air conditioning. As I type, we have our portable fans going. . it’s a little
My husband and I love hummus. He was actually the one who wanted to buy our food processor and was the one who made our homemade hummus for the first time a year or 2 ago. If I don’t watch myself, I can
So, I have something to confess. I’m Korean and I didn’t eat kimchi properly until I was in college. Yeah, I know. Embarrassing. So, obviously, my parents cooked a ton of Korean food at home (love them
Update to this recipe: August 10, 2012: I added some brown sugar to the marinade to add a tiny bit of sweetness and it was awesome. Give it a try. Try this marinade first without the sugar and then again,
Someone asked me the other day if I cook everyday now. . I actually have been lately but there are certainly days where I don’t feel like cooking and we are big fans of left-overs (and not wasting food)
Continuing with my healthy theme, here is a recipe for Turkey Lettuce Wraps/Cups, whatever you want to call them. It’s using ground turkey instead of ground chicken (Recipe adapted from Cooking Light).
I whipped this up for my husband one night because we always have tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on hand at home. . and who would have known I was going to receive so many comments and likes on Facebook for this one? So, I am posting this very simple recipe and hope you will enjoy!…
Food & Wine is one of my favorite magazines. . I was flipping through the August edition last week and came to this: The Best Pasta for $4 a Serving! Reading on, I see that the recipe is from Roy Choi, the Korean dude who started the Kogi taco trucks in Los Angeles! Even though this…
I’m inspired by all my friends and family who are eating healthy, exercising, staying active and just taking care of themselves. Most of you know someone who has or have jumped on the fitness video
My hubby had a busy, stressful week and had to work late Friday night so I wanted him to come home to a warm, home-cooked meal. He basically loves anything I put in front of him .. but he particularly
I made this recipe back in February of this year.. This one is from Cooking Light. But when I made the panini the first time, I couldn’t find Manchego cheese so I used Iberico instead. . I always told
I love basil! I love the smell, the taste, and everything about it! Loving basil = loving pesto! Here’s a recipe that marries pesto + potatoes & grilling! Looking for a yummy potato side dish? This
Don’t let the name fool you. . these aren’t your granny’s sloppy joe’s! These are Sloppy Joe’s in a biscuit!! What could be better? Sometimes, I love eating food where you don’t need a fork and
Coming off of my last post: Tomato Tower Salad .. my husband brought home some mozzarella cheese so I was able to try to re-create the gorgeous, yummy Caprese Tower (sliced tomato, roasted yellow bell