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Even More Recipes

Variety is the spice of life. Also salt. Don’t forget the salt. This week, I’m sharing dinner recipes AND some of my existing go-to bread/muffin recipes that I appear to have been keeping to myself. Sorry about that. The Winners Banana Bread The availability of overripe bananas — and the ability to make banana bread […] Read More

bowl of noodle soup with chopsticksMore Easy Recipes

Dinner Variety We’ve both been home for more than a week! This has opened the door for the backlog of recipes. Ready for something different? Let’s do this. The Winners Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili (*psst, it’s actually curry) I had some doubts about any chili that involves coconut milk. I should have known better […] Read More

photo of Pyrex baking dish that exploded in the ovenCooking With a Bang

Remember how I said I was going to cook some new meals for a change? Ah, all the best intentions. See, in order to bother with cooking new and interesting meals, I require both adults to be present in the household. (I’m not putting the effort into something innovative for The Assistant, who’s just as delighted by pasta.) But […] Read More

chicken with spinach pestoMeal Plan: The New Normal

For the longest time, I approached meals as if our crazy schedule would somehow settle back to normal and I’d have time to really plan and prepare new and interesting meals every night. Instead, my meal plan has relied on me making the same half-dozen things in the slow cooker, and I’m sick of every single […] Read More

photo of focaccia breadWhat I’ve Been Cooking

Some New Recipes I’ll bet you think that I haven’t been cooking much, what with not ever posting anything to this blog. You’d be wrong! I’m still cooking five or six days a week, albeit less interesting stuff than I used to. This has been my busiest year ever, work-wise, and I don’t have much time […] Read More

Blackberry Port Jam

Market Berries I feel like all I need to do here is post the photo of the jam. Say it with me: blackberry port jam. Mmm. I went to the market today, and instead of buying my usual three-pack of berries (raspberry/strawberry/blackberry), I decided that I would just buy a single pack of raspberries. But […] Read More

Homemade Chinese Food

Potstickers and Noodles Many of The Assistant’s friends at school are Chinese, and he’s been suffering from a bad case of Lunchtime Potsticker Envy. At least twice a week, he begs me to make potstickers so he can take them to school for lunch. Today, on a rainy spring break day, we decided to make […] Read More

Pinwheel Appetizers

Created By The Assistant Last Sunday, we went hiking. During our excursion, The Assistant talked endlessly about his holiday plan: Experimental meals. And for his plan, he wanted to make pinwheel appetizers. His plan featured prosciutto, salami, manchego cheese and some sort of bread product to bake it in. At my suggestion, he decided to go […] Read More

Hello Fresh

What’s for Dinner? Hello Fresh I think we’ve probably established that the thing I hate most about cooking (aside from cleanup) is meal planning. I’m tired of being creative, tired of making decisions on everyone’s behalf. So at a friend’s suggestion, I signed up with a new meal program that she had been using: Hello […] Read More

Two Pounds of Bok Choy

Seriously, What Do You Do With Two Pounds of Bok Choy? Before the holidays, I signed up for a weekly farmer’s market box from Farm Fresh to You. And it’s great. Each week you customize your box from the seasonally available selections and it appears on your front step before you leave for work in […] Read More