If you scream OH NO! at least twice during dinner prep…

If you scream OH NO! (or words to that affect) at least TWICE during your meal prep than maaaaaaybe you should rethink using that recipe. Dear New York Times Recipes: I SHAKE MY FIST AT YOU. The _second_ time I needed … Continue reading

Nigella+Me=Disappointed.

Seriously, I SUCK at following recipes. They’re like…I dunno, a black of excellence. Give me suggestions and ingredients – I’ll make you something amazing. Give me exact instructions – I tend to fail. I have NO IDEA why this happens. … Continue reading

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I only used 2 breasts

For dinner tonight I made Ina Garten’s Chicken with Wild Mushrooms… but with button mushrooms, not wild. No. I don’t count that as a real substitution. Nuh uh. Wait – does it count as a substitution if you didn’t use … Continue reading

Can’t.Stop.Dunking.

Last night I made a big pot o’ beans. All day long I soaked a pound of dried Cranberry Beans in a big bowl of water, changing the water out twice. Then I dumped the drained beans into a stew … Continue reading

How do you make a salad better?

How do you make a salad better? You sauté a bunch of mushrooms together with some onions and casually sprinkle them atop the pile of greens! That and some crispy breadcrumbs. Last night I ROCKED the salad bowl, if I … Continue reading

What happens when you combine Roasted Lemon & Roasted Garlic?

You weep with joy as you shove *MORE* food into your mouth. For dinner last night I made Lemon and Garlic Roasted Vegetables with Pasta and a Kani-Cucumber Salad on the side. I cut up a butternut squash, half a … Continue reading

Children after my own heart

Dinner last night was born from a mixture of hunger, nutrition, inspiration – and a need to clean out the fridge. Let me back track just a second here. I started to prep the evening meal by hunting for a recipe that … Continue reading

1 Blech and 2 Yums

This is the reporting of 2 Dinners and a Lunch, aka 1 Blech and 2 Yums. Two days ago C made dinner: Homemade Salmon burgers served with Parmesan & Garlic Tater Tots.  The Salmon Burgers were a fail…not sure why … Continue reading

Garlic Pasta with Crunchy Beans and Homegrown Tomatoes and a Fab Bean Dip

I was hungry and C was still napping so I decided to make a Bean Dip. Easy Peasy. 2 Cans of beans + stuff = dip.  Yup.  It’s almost that easy. J would stop asking for more and started crying … Continue reading

Green Beans can substitute for Lentils, right?

So last night I decided to make Martha Stewart’s Mustard-Glazed Salmon with Lentils (Everyday Food, Nov. 2012, p.74). Except, I didn’t have canned lentils or grainy mustard. I figured Dijon is a spicy mustard, so I’ll use that.  Oh, and … Continue reading