Why a GIANT pot? Well, summer squash and zucchini season is the only time I cook with these vegetables. And when it is zucchini season, we are FLUSH. Plus, it is hot and humid during zucchini season, so I like to cook a huge pot of dinner one day and then eat leftovers for three days. If you hate leftovers, you might want to cut the recipe in half and ….
Summer mean fresh, seasonal fruit that is just not the same at other times of the year. Save the winter squash for ………winter. While the heavier smoothies are great in colder months, we love something light and fresh when it is hot outside, or when you just wish it was hot outside! Some of these could be a meal replacement, while some could just be a base for a great ….
*Cherries c/o Northwest Cherry Growers/ Washington State Fruit Commission. Our cherrypalooza is winding down, although, only because we need room in our fridge for some other things soon. We had a huge bowl of fresh bing cherries out for Baby E’s birthday celebration and the all the neighborhood kids were more into the cherries than they were the cake! Once you reach the bruised fruit in the bottom of your ….
Recently, my son was at zoo camp for a week, and I had the little kids home with me. My five year old daughter was not thrilled with this setup since she wanted to be at camp, but was too young. The only way to make it up to her was to have an activity each day that was a little out of our norm. One day we were deciding ….
*Cherries c/o Northwest Cherry Growers/ Washington State Fruit Commission. It is that time. The stone fruit are ready to rock! I am always a bit sad when citrus season ends and the clementines turn sour, but then I remember berry and stone fruit season is coming. Who can resist in-season peaches, plums, and cherries? I am a huge cherry lover. Maybe it is because they are so elusive through most ….
Ironically, I have been on a casein free diet these days to reduce inflammation and joint pain. I figured, since I had a dairy allergy as a kid, maybe it was contributing to issues as an adult. So, right now is not really an optimal time to be doing experimental baking with dairy protein. However, it is almost that time of year, when my husband starts planning out his guy ….
No matter what style of cooking you prefer, you have to admit, buying a whole item, whether a whole turkey or whole head of cabbage, is just about always cheaper than buying it already yanked apart for you. Obviously, some of us are quite busy and don’t always have time for the whole ordeal of processing foo from scratch. However, you can really stretch your budget once you get into ….
In a few weeks you may be wondering what else to make with that potato and carrot harvest. Or maybe not. I assume anyone who grows vegetable and tubers is always a big creative cooking genius. My husband has gotten really into growing celery lately, and really, you don’t need to be creative to use celery. It is a staple in pretty much everything. As of late, I am really ….
It seems like we are constantly prepping for a party, or brainstorming our next party these days. Between four kids’ worth of birthday bashes, then holidays, summer barbecues, and get-togethors just because, there is always something I need to cater. I started experimenting with coming up with easy party food because really, not that many people appreciate the fancy stuff anyway. Don’t waste the energy! Go simple! Plus, the kids ….