When I was pregnant my mom (and everyone else) was on me about having breakfast in the morning. I told her I didn’t have time. But you know how mom’s are she didn’t want to hear it she told me to pop some eggs in a ramekin and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. That’s how Eggs and Ham in a Jar came to be. Continue reading “Eggs and Ham in a Jar”
If you haven’t noticed (I hope you have) I’m all over Summer dishes. Food that makes you feel good is so important. Then add dishes that are easy, filling and full of flavor and that’s even better. This Corn and Jalapeño salad is exactly that. With a little bit of spice. Continue reading “Corn and Jalapeño Salad”
As the summer draws closer I can’t help but think about our food bill. As a teacher the summer has always been a time when my family has really had to stick to a budget. Part of that means cutting down on food waste. Leftovers to the rescue!! Leftovers are a great way to cut your food bill and keep your budget. So, here are a couple of ideas on how to make use of those leftovers. It’s my Leftover Makeover. Continue reading “Leftover Makeover”
With Memorial Day right around the corner we thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit. Typically we serve hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill with accouterments on the side, so people can add whatever they want. But in the spirit of trying new things we decided to do a hot dog remix and made some international hot dogs. Continue reading “International Hot Dogs”
The past week has been a whirling dervish of activity. The babies turned 1 on Wednesday and I just couldn’t contain my excitement. So much so that I made green Ninja Turtle Mac n Cheese. 4 boys, 4 ninja turtles it’s perfect. Continue reading “Ninja Turtle Mac n Cheese”
Mother’s Day can get pretty hectic and this year we are juggling Mother’s Day as well as several birthdays. Of course, that’s not going to stop us from making this day as special as we can for our mothers. These 5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch should help it go off without a hitch. Continue reading “5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch”
It’s probably obvious that we love all types of food in this house. But lately I’ve been exploring more North African cuisine. As I’ve been diving into Moroccan cuisine, I’ve noticed several recipes with sweet potatoes and ras el hanout. That’s what inspired this Moroccan spiced sweet potato black bean burger. Continue reading “Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger”
If you follow the blog you know that I am an advocate of using what I already have in the house. The other day I was looking for something sweet and I realized I had some frozen apricots left over from our Moroccan family dinner. Couscous can be served as either a savory or sweet dish. I’ve already made a savory dish so I decided it was time to try sweet. Presenting, my apricot raisin couscous cake.
General Tso’s is a mouth watering dish with a kick of heat. After several conversations I’ve decided to add more meatless (or at least those that have fish) dishes. It’s important to me that everyone who follows the blog is happy and feels included. Though, I used to incorporate vegetarian dishes via Meatless Mondays I seem to have moved away from it. But I promise this dish will make up for it. The sauce in this General Tso’s Tofu has layers of flavor. All I can say is that it tastes like another bowl (and another and another).
Sometimes it pays to be adventurous. One of the first dinners my dear friend from Costa Rica made for us was pastelon de platano maduro. Pastelón de platano de maduro is like a Costa Rican lasagna but you substitute the noodles out for bananas. When she first told me what she was making I was hesitant. But the mixture of the savory meat sauce with the sweet bananas is to die for.