Potatoes are one of the most versatile cooking ingredients. I love potatoes. I have not found a preparation of potatoes that I don't like. And yes, I'm now going to go on about potatoes like Forest Gump went on about shrimp. There was a time in my life when someone convinced me to go on … Continue reading Potatoes
Two major changed occurred recently in our house. First, we decided to start menu planning at the beginning of each week to avoid the "what's for dinner" conversation every day and the impulse to just order in or go out. Second, my 18 year old moved back home. These two developments have resulted in me … Continue reading Food Planning
My husband loves breakfast. I mean really loves breakfast. He has a crazy obsession with eggs in most any form. However, I'm really not that into breakfast. Most days I don't eat it. If I am hungry in the morning, I've been known to order the lunch dish if available at local restaurants. When I … Continue reading Breakfast is Complex
As I learn more and more about cooking, I find there are more lessons to be learned.
It's here. It's the big day. I've slept maybe 3 hours. I hear "Jen, it's 3:30, I'm gonna shower"...and I am immediately up and in the bathroom. I get ready and head upstairs in minutes. We get back to the site where our team member has already left and our brewer is manning the station. … Continue reading Beer and BBQ Fest – the Event
Kids are stubborn. Duh, right? I'm sure I'm not the only one who has tried to argue reason with an 8 year old and wound up wanting to just bang my head on the table. The amazing little humans can in one argument sound totally reasonable and come up with completely rational arguments and then … Continue reading The decision to become vegetarian or vegan
It turns out that while, yes, the classic pesto sauce we all think of is basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and Parmesan, you can make many varieties of pesto. I mean, we all know this because we've seen them on various menus or in jars at the grocery store, but I hadn't really thought … Continue reading Pesto Experiments