I know I’m not alone. Kids can usually count their favorite dishes on fingers one, two, three, four and five (I know, five is a thumb, not technically a finger) with moms and dads coercing, conniving and conning their kids into eating a healthier version of their faves. When Smudge was a toddler she looooved butternut squash, zucchini and even broccoli—or little trees as she called them. Cut to pre-school.
So this past weekend I made pickles. Yes, it's totally the truth and I think you should get with me on this. I know you can go out and buy some cheap-O pickles for like $1.99. Or you could spend a bit more for those famed Vlasic pickles....but they still wont compare. I'm telling you that once you make these pickles, you will never go back.
Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times 1 bunch of beets (3 large, 4 medium or 5 small), roasted 3/4 to 1 pound beet greens (the greens from 1 generous bunch) Salt to taste 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (to taste) 2 garlic cloves, minced
Remember this guy? This bread was so good, even though it was technically a fail, I had to give it another try. So a couple of weeks after my initial try, I went at it and gave it another shot. While that time the dough actually did rise, the end result was pretty similar, although a little, dare I say, fluffier? Still, very far from what the original looked like, so I didn’t bother logging it, seeing it as fail number 2. However, just like I thought I would, I find myself literally craving that bread.
I used to think that this was the only way one could make cauliflower soup at home . And I remember absolutely loving it. Boy was I missing out on A LOT.
Loading ... My kids love PopTarts, but I don’t love to buy them and one day it hit me that I could just make them, so I did. And wow, they are sooo good (unlike their rather cardboard-tasting store-bought counterparts), and surprisingly easy to make. In fact, they’ve made a PopTart believer out of me, and I’ve never been able to stand PopTarts from the store.
And now…introducing…my favorite brownies in the whole wide world. In our house, we call them , as our girls associate them with their Grandma (my mom). I’ve been eating these for what seems like forever. These are the brownies that were commonly found on the kitchen counter when I was a kid on the farm. And now, as a grown-up with a family of my own, whenever I need a comforting pan of warm and fudgy brownies, this is the quick and easy recipe I turn to.
My younger daughter is constantly telling me that I am the best cook ever – yet she hardly likes what I serve for dinner. The one ingredient that definitely excites her though is sour cream. The other week I picked her up from pre-school and she told me about the great lunch her “cooker” made – Chicken Enchiladas. I was pretty shocked that she liked them, until she told me about the bowl of sour cream that was served on the side… I saw this recipe in Cooking Light not too long afterwards, and I decided I had to see if I could compete with her pre-school cook.
Things are hectic lately. We’re about to move, which is always a stressful time. Yes, finally, I am moving to a big city, Toronto. My husband used to live there, so it won’t be too hard adjusting.
Things are hectic lately. We’re about to move, which is always a stressful time. Yes, finally, I am moving to a big city, Toronto. My husband used to live there, so it won’t be too hard adjusting. Despite all my complaining about where I live now, I am going to miss it. My apartment feels so homey, anyone who visits says the same thing.
Japanese Americans call it Chashu. It's also known as Charsiu or char siew--in any case, I'm talking about Chinese flavored barbecued pork. When I made the Avocado Chashu Sandwich , I bought the chashu from a restaurant/Chinese barbecue place.
Steamed Dumplings…a food from my childhood. Not just any type of food though – the kind I would get super excited about whenever they were in my future. It was an event – not just a meal.
Weekends are never long enough. Especially when you are having fun family time with games, good food, and shopping. So, as you may have guessed, we are back home. But luckily, I brought something new with me…a love for homemade spring rolls!
Oh goodness, these cinnamon twists are good. Sugary, cinnamony, frosting-laden deliciousness. I made them as a middle-of-the-day treat, but they would also be great for breakfast or dessert or a midnight snack or a side dish to chicken.
This easy recipe for homemade apple chips is a new favorite at our house. My kids love them. I love them. Everyone’s happy. It’s been a while since I made something so simple yet brilliant. Hooray Apple Chips!