When we road trip to southern California, the kids always get excited to see Disneyland…their cousins…the beach. I get excited to eat. Burgers from In-N-Out and these dense, glazed lemon poppyseed muffins from The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Chicken from El Pollo Loco. Our first home had an El Pollo Loco a block away, […]
I have one kid who ate nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch for an entire year. At the end of the year, he announced he was sick of them, and that I should stop making them because he was never eating one again. As though it was my fault he spent a […]
**Update: I made this beer cheese soup again recently. We may not be eating it while watching football anymore (though we had quite a lovely time doing it…especially since the Broncos won the season) but it’s still great on busy nights or cold nights or any nights really. Crack open one beer to sip while you […]
I make a lot of food for kids around here. The kids bring their lunches to school almost every day, and just about every day, they all want peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sometimes they’ll get a little crazy, and ask for hazelnut spread and jelly instead, but for the most part, that’s our routine. […]
Ohhhh, goodness! I know everyone says it, but I can’t believe it’s a new year already. Wow, that was fast. Did you go somewhere fabulous for New Year’s? I went to a friend’s, and just as I was bemoaning having to put on pants, she texted and reminded me it was a pajama party. Hallelujah […]
Finally. Finally, we’re getting around to some (almost) sweater-weather…at least a little fall chill, and an occasion to wear pants (for most of us. Ahem.) And. Finally, it’s soup-weather. I do love a good soup. One you can start in the slow cooker and smell cooking all day long. Paired up with a nice loaf of […]
It’s only been a few weeks since school started and we’ve already got sandwich fatigue. There are only so many ways to make a sandwich, and ours are pretty predictable. So we’ve been looking for school lunch ideas that aren’t necessarily sandwiches. We’re not giving up sandwiches altogether…just looking to mix it up a bit […]
So as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not really a dieter, but I AM trying to get a few more fruits and veggies in our meals right now. It’s so easy, when it’s cold and snowy, to load up on comfort foods — creamy soups and nice, meaty chilis, and cheesy lasagnas and mac and cheese. And often, […]
This is such a great summer salad. Nothing beats cucumbers for cool, refreshing, salad-y goodness. And the dressing balances the sweet and sour just right. Mmmm.
I just barely finished putting in my vegetable garden. It’s going in late this year, and between our short growing season and the massive hailstorm we had last night, I probably won’t see a single tomato out there.