Vegan, vegetarian, meat-eating...tacos can work for everyone! My favorite thing about taco night at our house is that we just put an array of ingredients on the table, and everyone makes their taco their way. I like flour tortilla for tacos at home, although I would shun any Mexican eatery who served them this way. … Continue reading Taco Night
Month: April 2019
My Favorite Cookbooks
I am not a book reviewer. I am not an expert in cooking. So take this as a layman's take on a few cookbooks, and nothing more. I collect cookbooks. I recently drove over an hour to pick up some cookbooks my in-laws were getting rid of. My favorite section in any bookstore is the … Continue reading My Favorite Cookbooks
Cooking for Leftovers
A lot of people I know love leftovers. But I don't know if many people see them the way my husband and I do. We don't just save our leftovers for lunch the next day. We cook to intentionally create leftovers. I'll make meals we don't even eat on the first finish. They are made … Continue reading Cooking for Leftovers
Brunch is by far the easiest meal to accommodate all the crazy food preferences of my little brood. You can serve anything at brunch! And it's brunch. So, by its very nature, it's meant to have a buffet-like spread of different foods. So, for the vegan, we have some kind of tofu dish. Frequently, it … Continue reading Brunch
Scratch or box?
Most dishes you can buy pre.made or "instant" can be made even better at home
We all know how tempting it is to just go to your local brewpub or order pizza. Weeknights can be rough. If the adults all work and the kids have school and afterschool activities, it can be difficult to fit in a decent family dinner. And as the kids get older, just getting everyone in … Continue reading Weeknight Dinners
You have to try it again!
We all have those foods we just have never liked. For me, they are very few, but most were decided many years ago. Somewhere, I once read that you need to try a new food like 30 times (okay, I don't really remember the exact number) before you can decide whether you like it or … Continue reading You have to try it again!
Cooking the “Classics”
We all - well those of us who totally geek out on cooking and food - know those "classics" we want to try to make. You know, things like duck a l'orange, souffle, osso bucco, beef bourguignon...I could go on and on. Here's the thing. If you've never actually had that dish, how do you … Continue reading Cooking the “Classics”
Okay, you know those people who say things like "I don't eat leftovers"? I have always and will always think that there is something terribly wrong with those people.Our littlest is currently one of those people. I hope she will outgrow it, but currently, she doesn't voice it, but she will not eat anything on … Continue reading Leftovers
Restaurant kids menus mostly make me crazy. People complain that their kids don't eat enough vegetables, but take a look at what we are offering them. Before I go completely into my rant here, let me just say that all three of my girls eat vegetables. They always have. I don't know where the cliche … Continue reading Kids Menus