Pad Thai

Pad Thai

When I post recipes I try to be as accurate as I can when it comes to the amount of time it will take to make that recipe. Obviously there is a bit of wiggle room because not everyone chops vegetables at the same pace. But, if I consider something to be “quick & easy,” … Continue reading

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

Isn’t it funny how some foods become inexplicably tied to a certain TV show or movie? For example, when someone mentions fava beans, the first thing that pops into my head is “Silence of the Lambs.” And whenever I think about jambalaya, I always think of Newman from “Seinfeld.” Last week Deb from http://smittenkitchen.com posted … Continue reading

Pumpkin, Portobello & Pepita Pasta Sauce

Pumpkin, Portobello & Pepita Pasta Sauce

My parents are do-it-yourself-ers. They can make or repair a lot of things that most people would just buy or hire someone to fix. My dad can build furniture, repair cars, and fix most things around the house (although he really doesn’t like plumbing). One time he even made me a “stereo” by building a … Continue reading

Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin

Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin

I only have one sibling– a sister. Which means that in our little family of four my dad was the odd man out. I never thought about that much growing up, but since I’m the mom of three boys it has occurred to me that I’m the odd one now. Growing up I took it … Continue reading

Kale & Tortellini Minestrone

Kale & Tortellini Minestrone

On Monday I promised a recipe to use your homemade vegetable stock, so I give you this soup. It is pretty simple, but chock full of vegetables and lots of different flavors. The addition of the tortellini makes it more filling and also fairly kid-friendly. My husband doesn’t usually like minestrone, but he really enjoyed … Continue reading