Archive for the ‘ Kid-Friendly ’ Category

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

First Day of School

Let’s Pretend Everything is Normal Oh, hello there, Internet. Nice to see you again. You still stop by in spite of the fact that I haven’t been writing? I am truly impressed. Well, we’re still in the hotel, and our ETA for moving back home is… hahahaha, you really thought we had an estimate? You’re […] Read More

Polenta with Rustic Sausage Sauce

How to Clean Out the Fridge I’ve been a terrible cooking slacker throughout baseball season. There were many uninspired slow cooker meals, and also a whole lot of reliance on Blue Apron and Gobble (I promise to write about Gobble soon; it’s like Blue Apron’s simpler┬ácousin). But school is out, and I’ve once again returned […] Read More

Old Witch’s Magic Nut Cake

From a Child’s Storybook Last year, around the time of the harvest of the great punkini, we had my husband’s colleague over for dinner. He told the story of how his all-time favorite dessert is a pumpkin-based cake, Old Witch’s Magic Nut Cake, from one of his childhood storybooks. Naturally, I had to look it […] Read More

Time to Cook

Fewer Recipes Posted Hi y’all. I want to talk about recipes and my temporary need to post fewer of them. You see, it’s baseball season, and many of my nights have been co-opted by games and practices. It’s not that we’re not eating at home, it’s just that with limited time to cook anything, my […] Read More

Fried Steel Cut Oats

What to Do With Leftover Steel Cut Oats I recently upgraded my rice cooker to a fancy kind that has different cooking modes and temperatures for the best results with various grains. This includes a Porridge mode that is perfectly suited to steel cut oats. I wake in the morning and there are perfectly prepared […] Read More

Chicken Parmesan Soup

Thick, Hearty Slow Cooker Soup Hey, y’all! Baseball season means that it’s slow cooker season, the time of year when meals need to be fully cooked and waiting when we arrive home from practice and games. I’ve seen some recipes for chicken parmesan soup online, but as usual, I have my own version. I start […] Read More

Indian Lentils

Making Indian Lentils in the Pressure Cooker The Husband has always been a big fan of pressure cookers. I, on the other hand, regard them with a healthy level of fear, not entirely sure if the thing is going to blow and kill me. Plus, being able to cook foods in such short periods of […] Read More

Tikka Masala

Quick and Easy Homemade Tikka Masala The Assistant loves tikka masala. Loves it. Last night, when he realized that I was cooking Indian, he literally jumped up and down in the kitchen like a crazy person. Honestly, how can I say no to that? You can make the recipe with chicken, paneer or vegetables. I […] Read More

Pesto Bread

The Best Thing Since Sliced Pesto Bread “Have you ever made pesto bread?” my friend asked. “It’s so good! I saw it on Pinterest, but you can find recipes anywhere. Just Google it.” She wasn’t kidding. A Google search for pesto bread brings back 26 million results. “Can you be a little more specific?” I […] Read More