In case you haven’t figured this out yet, I’m a really picky eater. And as summer has gotten into full swing again, I’ve circled back around to the fact that cookouts are a challenge for me.
I bet you have a favorite vegetable. Mine is asparagus. Or maybe spinach. I like green things. Which is why I’m so happy that it’s Spring! I eat a lot of asparagus in the Spring. But I recently learned (or maybe re-learned?) that my husband hates asparagus. So I’m trying to convince him by sticking […]
Completely Addictive Spicy Candied Nuts
At my house, we like to eat our Thanksgiving dinner in the middle of the afternoon rather than at night. But no matter how much I tell myself to save room for the big meal, my body still thinks it wants to eat at lunchtime. Obviously, the solution is appetizers! You cannot go wrong with these easy […]
Friends, it’s time for some bitter truth about Thanksgiving. Hang on to your tri-corner hats.
I fell off the thankfulness train a little bit. And I’m going to climb back on. But first, I have to tell you what happened to me last week: The pediatrician told me I have to give up eating dairy, because Caitlin is most likely allergic to it. Major sad face. And just in time […]
There is so much to be thankful for! Day 7: Thankful for new friends and birthday parties. Thankful for family visiting from out of town, for cuddles with Caitlin and s’mores around the fire pit. Day 8: Thankful that my brother is home from his adventures in Africa! Day 9: Thankful for the cool weather […]
What is it about Thanksgiving that makes us gravitate toward casseroles and gratins? From the simple classics of green beans and candied yams, to some of my new favorites like kale gratin and scalloped potatoes, if it’s creamy and comes in a 9″x13″ baking dish, it’s sure to find a home on the Thanksgiving buffet. […]
I am trying to grow in gratefulness in my life. My husband has pointed out that I spend a lot of time moping about things that went slightly wrong rather than taking joy in all the ways I am blessed. So let’s rumble, November: 30 days of thankfulness. Day 1: Thankful for sweet friends who […]
Stovetop Elotes (Mexican Street Corn)
A few weeks ago, a friend told me about this amazing way to eat corn on the cob. At first, I was only half listening…unlike most people, I don’t get too excited when ears of corn start to overflow from farmer’s stands or grocery store aisles. It’s just corn. But, as she told me about […]
Broccoli and Purple Potato Gribiche
Have I mentioned to you that my brother is working in Africa for the summer? This has nothing whatsoever to do with gribiche or purple potatoes, except that in his absence, his excellent girlfriend decided to get to know the family better (!). So last week, she came armed with books to read to Jake […]