My mother has always said that the three most amazing days of her life were the days that I and my two sisters were each born. Every year, on our birthdays, she would tell us our birth stories. To this day, she still recounts the details. Among them was her determination to give birth naturally Read more about Natural Childbirth[…]
I have been reading a book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. The basic principle is that when we discard items in our home that no longer bring us joy, we are left with ONLY those things that represent joy for us. Can you imagine? Being completely surrounded by joy all Read more about Kitchen Tip: Simplify with Services[…]
Quiche is a staple at our house. I make it at least once per month. I will often make 2 at a time, serving one and freezing the other. I like to vary the ingredients and will generally use whatever veggies I have on hand. This week I made the recipe below, and added roasted Read more about Recipe: Loaded Vegetable Spring Quiche[…]
1 DOUBLE BATCH / FREEZE METHOD – Double your recipe and freeze half. Keep a list of what you have added to your freezer so that you don’t forget about that Lentil Soup you made a few weeks back. If you abide by this every week, you’ll have one night when dinner is already made Read more about Kitchen Tip: Cook Less, Make More[…]
PREP AHEAD: CHOP 1 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic PREP AHEAD: MEASURE 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground red Read more about Moroccan Chickpea Chili[…]
When there are children around, the stress quotient while cooking seems to skyrocket for me. Between the whining, fighting and boredom complaints, it is by far my least favorite part of the day. There are days, however, when I strike brilliance and intentionally set the children up with an activity to engage them while I Read more about Kitchen Tip: Engage the Kids[…]
SALMON AND SWEET POTATO WITH COCONUT CURRY SAUCE A super simple, quick meal, practically straight from Mark Bittman. Here’s what you need: FROM THE PANTRY: * coconut oil * curry powder * basmati rice (or other grain of choice) * fish sauce (optional) * can of coconut milk FRESH INGREDIENTS: * onion * garlic * Read more about Coconut Curry Salmon[…]
WOW your partner with a homemade bouquet of Strawberry Roses using your Cutco Bird’s Beak Paring Knife. This particular knife is perfect for intricate detailed work, as we show in this video (click here). Strawberry Roses are quick, easy, and cheap! Save money on expensive flowers and make your own this year.