My vegan daughter has been around for dinner more frequently lately, so I have definitely had to adapt. I don't want her feeling like she's got the "special" plate and everyone else is eating a different meal, frequently something she would have liked a lot prior to going vegan. So we're adapting. Don't get me … Continue reading The Semi-Vegan Plunge
I have a nice little pasta machine. It's the hand crank style, nothing super fancy. I've had it for more than a decade. I've used this machine maybe once a year. Every so often, I decide I want to make fresh pasta, and I drag the medieval contraption out from whatever generally unopened, dark cabinet … Continue reading Pasta Masochist
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
Feeding a family of mixed eaters is an ever challenging journey. Add a few extra allergies and dietary needs and the holidays are especially fun!
An acquaintance told me about her Instapot recently. It definitely sounded like something I would love to try out. Luck would have it that the husband and I stumbled onto a Macy's going out of business sale and there was an Instant Pot (not the "Instapot", another brand). This has to be one of the … Continue reading Instant Pot
I have recently been on a serious rice kick. We have a 9 year old that loves all things carbs. Getting her to eat food other than carbs and sugar (granted some of those sugars are from fruits) is a challenge. We found ourselves eating a lot of pasta, which constantly made me feel guilty … Continue reading Rice!
Cooking for kids is a challenge. That challenge gets to be even more fun when the kids are also vegan or vegetarian! But persevere.
So we had to go to Arkansas for a wedding. We rented a massive vehicle (bare in mind that I'm a girl who would prefer something the size of a bicycle, so my perspective may be exaggerated) and loaded up myself, the hubby, all three girls, and one boyfriend and headed south. Knowing we had … Continue reading Road Trip to the South with Mixed Eaters
I love smoking and have a house full of girls that don't eat meat. That doesn't stop me from smoking up a wonderful dinner!
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