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Sweet Potato Yams

Sweet Potato Yams

Way back in November, the primary department at Marco’s school had a special Thanksgiving Day Feast and the parents were asked to send in contributions. So, I filled out the little sign up sheet… I checked the box next to the item that said “I can donate food to the feast…” I did not check the box next to “I would like … Continue reading

Couscous with Bacon and Vegetables

Couscous with Bacon and Vegetables

I cannot get enough couscous these days! It’s so simple to throw together as a side dish with any combination of vegetables in your refrigerator. I tend to make it when I know that there’s part of a zucchini, a handful of mushrooms, or some other partial veggie that only has another couple of days in it. … Continue reading

Parmesan Tilapia and Simple Risotto

Parmesan Tilapia and Simple Risotto

Every time I make Tilapia I am amazed at how fast, easy, and tasty it turns out. It’s such a good candidate for Wedneasday dinners when I’m trying to cram in the latest episodes of Glee and New Girl and cook before Yuseff comes home. My original plan for last Wednesday night was to make Tilapia in a … Continue reading

Greek Roasted Lamb and Simple Couscous

Greek Roasted Lamb and Simple Couscous

So, I guess it’s been a minute since I’ve cooked anything notable for dinner. It’s weird, because we have a lifetime supply of meat in our freezer, so I’m not so sure what my excuse is– it’s definately not for lack of food.  I’m not really complaining though, because– as I’ve noted before— I don’t always … Continue reading

Creamy Polenta

Creamy Polenta

When we plan meals, we usually have no trouble coming up with the entre that will take centerstage on the table. But there’s always that moment– usually over lunch– when we have this conversation: Yuseff: What’s for dinner tonight? Me: I pulled the veal out of the freezer. I was going to make that Blue-Cheese … Continue reading

Baked Potato Chips

Baked Potato Chips

So, I realize that some of the recipes that I post here are simplistic no-brainers. But you know what? When I started this blog I had to use a cookbook to make a baked potato (spoiler alert: You put a raw potato in the oven. And then later on, you take it out. And then you eat it.)– … Continue reading

Tandoori Chicken and Naan

Tandoori Chicken and Naan

When I plan my weekly menus, I have to take into account whether or not it is a week that I have Marco with me. I’ve talked before about how he is an average kid with average kid tastes (much to my dismay), and I don’t see the point in force feeding him foods that I … Continue reading

Falafel Crusted Chicken with Hummus Slaw

Falafel Crusted Chicken with Hummus Slaw

Over the weekend I caught up on some reading. I recently finished two books: Room by Emma Donahue and The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Now, I know that this blog is about food (and sometimes crafts), but let me digress for a second to talk about books. The Help is freaking amazing. Probably one of … Continue reading

Rosemary Lamb and Quinoa Tabbouleh

Rosemary Lamb and Quinoa Tabbouleh

A few weeks (*ahem* months) ago, my dear friend Sarah K made a simple request: cook some quinoa and blog about it. I did find the recipe that night, I just took my sweet time about getting around to making it. First, a vocabulary lesson: Quinoa is a starchy, South-American seed that is high in fiber … Continue reading