It’s decided to be a bit muggy here in Wisconsin this week, so I’ve been avoiding the stove. Anything I can do to reduce the heat in our non-air conditioned home is essential on days like this, so on these days, meals are salads and things that can be done on the grill.
For the longest time I stayed away from making green curries at home. For one, I was worried that green curry meant that it was crazy hot, so the kids wouldn’t eat it. Secondly, it relies on coconut milk a lot, and while I do use coconut milk from time to time, I worried [...]
I have long been a fan of kale- well before it became in vogue to be a fan of kale. The reason I have been a fan of kale really has little to do with the nutritional properties, rather, it’s because of the fact that I can grow it easily! Kale grows pretty effortlessly [...]
I really wanted to do something for dinner that incorporated strawberries into a main dish salad the other day. I swear I have seen a grilled chicken recipe topped with avocado and strawberries somewhere very recently, but of course I now can’t find it anywhere. Since I couldn’t find the avocado recipe, I turned [...]
I honestly can’t recall a time where I didn’t have a salmon dish that I loved. Every recipe I’ve ever tried has been delicious, and every time I make salmon I wish we could have it more often. It’s something everyone in the family loves, and there really are endless ways to prepare it.
This past weekend was our first dance competition of the season for our veteran dancers. Both kids did spectacular with their dances, and we all had a wonderful weekend. Monday was a different story. We all were tired, crabby, and two of the three of us felt like we were at the beginning stages [...]
There should be more Swordfish Tacos in the world! Yesterday was an oddball day where it was just me home alone for dinner. You wouldn’t believe all the possibilities that rolled through my head when it came to what I should have for dinner. I was leaning really hard towards picking up some sushi [...]
Yesterday Andy asked for a simple baked chicken for dinner. I was good with that, and I was making a grocery run, so I could pick up whole chicken legs, which I would break down into drumsticks and thighs, and then bake them up. As I was wandering about the produce department, looking for [...]
One of the many challenges with our new schedule is trying to not make the same things over and over. There are several nights a week where I need to make a crock-pot meal OR prepare something in advance that can be reheated when we walk in late. This week we added Fridays to [...]
This was one of those meals that I needed on the fly. I had pork chops… and no inspiration as to what to do with them. We’d had several meals of stir-fries and pork taco-like things, and it was time for something porkish that was different than what we’d been having. I headed to [...]
I’ve never been fortunate to have a real Philly Cheesesteak. I mean, I’ve had them out and about, but I’ve only ever been in Philadelphia once in my life- and that was for a work-related conference that had us inside a conference/meeting center for about 8 hours. Wow, that was a really long time [...]
Oh, this was good! This one was really good- way better than I expected, that’s for sure. This week for a stir-fry I decided to pull out my Big Book of Wok and find a new recipe to try. Pork called my name, so I turned to the meat chapter and paged through until [...]