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
When I was younger, my mom would, from time to time, call me into the kitchen for my Korean cooking lessons. . she had a notepad ready with a pen so I could meticulously take notes and write everything
So, my copy of Savory Sweet Life, the cookbook by Alice Currah, arrived yesterday and I read the entire thing in about two hours. Couldn’t put it down. (yes, I’m talking about a cookbook!) Not only were the recipes approachable and inviting (not to mention all of the gorgeous food photography! Now, THIS is a…
Recently I was asked, “How do you do it?” How do I have the energy to cook dinner more than twice a week with two little girls, keeping them busy, cleaning the house, doing all the household chores that
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.
Last night I stumbled upon Savory Sweet Life’s blog for the first time. . I have no idea how this fantastic blog escaped me for so long but I am so happy that I finally came across it! Her name is Alice
Lately, my kids have been asking for hard boiled eggs every morning. . I think because while my mom was here visiting, she preferred to eat eggs this way. . Anyway, I’m loving that they are eating eggs
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
Summer’s coming to an end. . I can hardly believe it’s almost September. . gotta celebrate these last couple of weeks in style. . for the kids, this means lots of ice cream. While my sister’s family
My sister’s family was recently in town visiting and we were packing food for a picnic on the beach. I wanted to make something a little more heartier than a cookie (so I could pack less) and I also
Ok, so I guess every food blog must have a great chocolate chip cookie recipe. . I have always kept my chocolate chips cookies pretty standard, using all the usual suspects as my ingredients and have only
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
I’ll admit it. I’m a peanut butter addict. It all started when I was a kid and my nanny allowed me to eat peanut butter (on a spoon) right out of the container. I’m not going to tell you how many spoonfuls
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.
Come join the #DairyBreakfastClub recipe party at TidyMom along with The California Milk Advisory Board and RealCaliforniaMilk.com Today was a perfect morning to make some quiche. I think I fell in love with quiche after trying it one day when I was in high school at La Madeleine’s in Dallas, Texas. If you know me, you know…
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
Update: August 9, 2012: I made these rolls again tonight for my family and used bread flour instead of the whole wheat flour I used the first time around. OMG. No comparison in my mind. Go for the bread
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