What’s more summery than a salad made of ingredients from the farmers’ market? Fresh kale, cabbage, carrots and scallions are the stars of this dish! Continue reading Fresh from the Farmers’ Market: Thai-Inspired Chopped Salad
For Father’s Day I made Josue his favorite dish, moqueca, a Brazilian seafood stew. He grew up on the coastline of northeastern Brazil in the state of Bahia, where seafood is always on the menu. Even though I grew up on the coastline of Lake Michigan, we didn’t eat that much fish growing up. I’ve acquired more of … Continue reading Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)
For those still holding fast to new year’s resolutions to lose weight or just eat healthier in 2012 — you can do it! And you can enjoy these healthy apple bran muffins. Natalie and I made them yesterday and they are surprisingly good. Josue even liked them — a lot! I found the recipe on … Continue reading Apple Pecan Bran Muffins
Ricotta cheese isn’t something I always keep on hand. When I want to make pasta, pizza, or a dessert with the cheese, it used to go on my grocery list. However, with a toddler in the house, I always have an abundant supply of whole milk. I recently discovered how easy it is to make … Continue reading Ricotta Cheese – So Easy A Toddler Can Make It!
Happy Fourth of July everyone! A couple people have let me know that 208 years after the Declaration of Independence, Ronald Reagan established another important holiday in July — National Ice Cream month (thanks Emily and Aunt Sue Ellen!). I didn’t know about the holiday when I decided to make 30 types of homemade ice … Continue reading I Don’t Have Ice Cream… But I Have Pizza!
The count down has begun! In less than a month, I will be turning the big 3-0! I had been trying to think of something fun to do to celebrate the milestone. Since ice cream is my favorite food, I decided that over the next month, I will make 30 flavors of homemade ice cream. On my birthday, we’re … Continue reading 30 Ice Creams For My 30th Birthday
9 butter cake mixes + 3 dozen eggs + an unmentionable amount of butter + 2 dozen lemons for the marmalade filling + 6 cups of raspberries for the fresh berry filling + 10 pounds of powdered sugar for the buttercream icing + 10 pounds of dry ice for the 20 hour road trip to … Continue reading My Sister’s Wedding Cake