Moms come in all shapes, sizes and colors so foods that celebrate her should, too! Decadent desserts are for some of our moms and delicious vegetarian meal or finger foods might be great for others. We’ve included a beautiful display of foods you can prepare with love for your mom this Mother’s Day..Read More
Have you guys listened to the song Up With the Birds by Coldplay? I am a bit of a CP fanatic. Dan rolls his eyes at me any time I mention Coldplay. This song, though, it is really great. On my sad days, it uplifts me. On my happy days, it makes my smile a little bit bigger. I am listening to it now as Dan gives Sammy his first-ever shower (fairly certain it isn't going so well) and as I listen to the combine harvest corn a few feet from our dropzone trailer.Read More
The little boys are at daycare for the day, Dan is working hard in the sky and I have the entire day to get things accomplished. Chris Martin is serenading me as I edit photos and write up recipes and take pictures of ice cream.Read More
This is Week #33 of my 2011 cooking challenge! Click here to view all recipes from this challenge. All recipes created for this challenge come from the Food and Wine Annual Cookbook 2010: An Entire Year of Recipes.
I'm not gonna lie. This week has been a tough one and it has left my head spinning. So tough that even food blogging is a challenge for me, which is saying a lot because cooking and blogging about food happens to be one of my favorite things in the world. So I was pleased to see an easy recipe on my challenge list for this week. Easy and delicious...even better! Once I made it, I kind of fell in love. I want to put this dressing on everything! And now I'm encouraged to make more of my own salad dressings. Who needs Paul Newman?!
In a food processor, add:
3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (3/4 cup)
2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Pulse until smooth and season with kosher salt and pepper.
Drizzle over a salad or grilled veggies. I can imagine this to be delicious drizzled over just about anything. It is one tasty, creamy little dressing.
My second son is almost a year old, which seems absolutely insane. I remember those first seven weeks of his life when it literally felt like time was standing still. He refused to sleep during the day during that span of time, so I found myself walking a million laps a day around our home with him in my arms while also trying to care for a crazy 3-year-old.Read More
Fresh, healthy and satisfyingly delicious! (Source: Food & Wine Annual Cookbook 2010)
This is Week #13 of my 2011 cooking challenge! Click here to view all recipes from this challenge. All recipes created for this challenge come from the Food & Wine Annual Cookbook 2010.
We have settled into a Sunday routine at our house that I love. Church or family-time, depending on the week, followed by lunch and a family nap. After that, I retreat to the kitchen to prepare something for dinner while my boys play or lounge or watch golf or read or play on the computer or the Wii. Sometimes I turn on music while I cook. Other times I tune into the sounds coming from the living room as I thinly slice the white parts of a leek.
This was the scene at one end of the kitchen this past Sunday afternoon.
And this beautiful face was at the other end.
And this was the scene in the living room.
This Sunday routine that I love so much will sadly be ending soon. Starting in mid-April, my husband will be working his cute little butt off on the weekends doing this (photo courtesy Luke Evens) until the end of October.
While I take on the scene at home. You know, ignoring the laundry and dirty toilets while caring for my boys and cooking.
The important and yummy stuff! At least I've got my priorities straight.
One of my last carefree Sunday cookfests for a while involved lots of vegetables. I had never made Minestrone before, and I was most definitely pleased with the outcome of my first attempt at it. The top keywords that come to mind when describing it are: fresh, healthy, satisfying, delicious!
Sometimes I am struck by how artistic food can be. Perhaps that is why I'm so fond of food blogging and food photography.
Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
And to think that once upon a time, I, too, spent my weekends jumping out of airplanes. Ahh, those were the days.
The first time I ate stromboli was a few years ago at 3:00 in the morning after a night out in Fort Myers, Florida. And oooohh my, did it taste delicious! Our friend's mother had made it for us, knowing we would likely be hungry when we got back to her house. My husband and I often reminisce about that late-night meal and immediately we are both salivating as badly as our 6-month-old drool machine, Sammy.Read More