For the Love of Pesto

I love pesto…and it loves my hips. Back in the day, I used to (and sometimes still do) add butter after I tossed the pasta with all the oil, herb, cheesy, nutty deliciousness that is pesto. After all, what was one more fat added to the mix. I was still in my thirtees! But nowContinue reading “For the Love of Pesto”

Greens Are Good. I Mean It!

Along the lines of…if a tree falls in a forest and nobody hears it, does it make a sound? I offer, if a child says she/he doesn't like kale before trying a mixed green sauté, does it mean it's not tasty?! In my quest to jazz up late winter vegetables (again!) I looked to anContinue reading “Greens Are Good. I Mean It!”

Mash Up

Swing…and… miss! It happens at dinner from time to time, especially if you cook often and take a few chances while you're at it. I'm not talking inedible dinner or anything, but let's just say I could live without a repeat of last night's soy ginger chicken. Ditto the “sweet potato fries”. How many timesContinue reading “Mash Up”

It’s A Wrap Chicken

I wanted to make my guy a romantic dinner for two. Turns out it was more like twelve, what with the pile of kids in the basement for movie night (thank you Trader Joe's frozen pizza!), but we try. Anyway I've been thinking about making this chicken for a bit. I can't exactly tell youContinue reading “It’s A Wrap Chicken”

5 Minute Super Guac

    I bought the wings. I made the guacamole. Seriously, the bucket o' wings was on sale at Whole Foods while supplies lasted. I practically tackled a small family considering the last buffalo wings.The guacamole is better made and eaten, although keeping a pit in it and plenty of lime juice keeps the browningContinue reading “5 Minute Super Guac”

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Some are born guilty, some achieve guiltiness, and some have guiltiness thrust upon ’em. In my case, the guilt is a casualty of genetics, exacerbated by years of parenting. So when I read the latest stats on food waste, the mantle of responsibility weighed heavy upon me. We toss 40% of our food annually. That’sContinue reading “Sweet Potato Cottage Pie”