Note to self: BUY HOISIN SAUCE

Pinch of Yum had a recipe for a healthier version of General Tso’s Chicken (my all-time favorite chinese take-out dish) that it got outta the new America’s Test Kitchen cookbook Comfort Food Makeovers. I thought I had everything on hand to … Continue reading

Forget it. You won’t like these. Nuh Uh. Not ONE bit.

Two Words: HOMEMADE. MARSHMALLOWS.   E and I both agree that you won’t like these. Not one bit. Nope. Nuh uh.   This morning, while the babies took their nap, E and I decided to make marshmallows. We thought they’d be … Continue reading

Doin’ the Candy Dance

Two days ago C asked me if I’d ever candied ginger before. “Um,” I replied, “I’ve eaten candied ginger….Does that count?” And so the quest for candied ginger recipes began. Can you guess who came to the rescue? None other than … Continue reading

Fish Tacos – a la Jamie Shupak!

..and OF COURSE I forgot to take pictures of the fish. AGAIN. *sigh* Apologies. I gotta tell you though, Jamie’s fish taco recipe was a STELLAR one. And I only made ONE SINGLE substitution (I swapped out the Agave for … Continue reading

Fake Sour Cream made my daughter cry

*sigh* Tonight I made a Frittata. I think everyone makes some version of Leftover Surprise. Some people mix leftovers into bread dough and bake it. Some mix all their fridge findings into mashed potatoes. Others turn their bits and pieces into a … Continue reading

Chicken-Mushroomy-Spinachy-Joy

Know what sucks? Yesterday the babies decided they were done with two naps. *sigh* I mean, I knew it was gonna happen at some point… but so SOON?? I was really starting to get the hang of the two-naps/day deal. Now … Continue reading

Sweet Chili Sauce makes everything taste BETTER!

I made Veggie Potstickers for dinner tonight alongside Green Beans roasted in Garlic Confit with Lemon. Woo Hoo! Oh – and I made up a sweet chili sauce to serve over everything. Sweet chili sauce seriously makes everything taste better. C … Continue reading

The cabbage rolls kinda sucked

It’s funny how someone’s off-handed comments can change the trajectory of your day. In this last Smitten Kitchen email she mentioned something about mushroom filled cabbage rolls in a Greek Avgolemono sauce (it’s an egg-lemon juice concoction). Anyway, Ms. Perelman … Continue reading

I remember eating them for school lunches

It’s funny: I’ve never made Sloppy Joe’s before. I vaguely remember eating them for school lunches, I remember those insipid Manwich commercials, but I’d never actually made Sloppy Joe’s before. And then last night my sister the photographer texted me a photo of her … Continue reading