Sunny and 65 one day, snowy the next. We’re in that weird part of the season where Winter just can’t decide if she wants to hang out at the party longer. She’s lingering in the doorway on her way out, coat in hand, but still chatting up the host.
Thankfully, there are recipes like this that help bridge the gap. This chicken pot pie is cozy and warm, but filled with bright fresh spring flavor, with a boost from fresh garlic, kale, pearl onions, butternut squash, and shredded rotisserie chicken. It’s lighter than a traditional pot pie, but still warms your soul when winter hangs on for dear life. Read more...(905 words, 13 images, estimated 3:37 mins reading time)
A friend recently asked me what sorts of traditions I’ve continued with my children that my parents started with me, and the first thing out of my mouth was, “Well, we make a point to eat dinner together every night.” Dinnertime is our time to unwind from the day, and reconnect as a family. I make it a priority for all of us to eat together, even though our schedules are busy, and I often feel like I’m driving a shuttle bus around after school. Eating dinner as a family was part of my childhood, and I am glad that I’m able to make it a consistent part of my children’s world as well. It’s our time to talk, to discuss, to laugh and to learn about each other and our days. In this busy, crazy whirlwind of activity lifestyle, it’s our time to settle in as a family. Read more...(1515 words, 10 images, estimated 6:04 mins reading time)
Cold weather and a stuffy nose: Put those two things together and soup for dinner is really the best option My entire family has been battling a cold, and trading it back and forth, over the past week or so. Now, it’s my turn, and I soup was what my cloudy head needed. I turned to a recipe I hadn’t made in ages, but I knew it would warm our tummies and feel good on our scratchy throats. Read more...(923 words, 10 images, estimated 3:42 mins reading time)
The mantra I use to get me through the holiday cooking season is simply, “Make Ahead”. I am all about getting things prepped as early on as I possibly can, whether it be for a ginormous Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, or just a smaller, intimate get together. This is a great make-ahead appetizer for the holidays, or any time of the year, really! You can prep these beautiful little rolls earlier in the day, store them in the fridge, and then bake them up right before your guests arrive. Read more...(854 words, 11 images, estimated 3:25 mins reading time)
Turkey time means turkey leftovers, and in some homes, it means a lot of turkey leftovers. Today’s post is a simple, delicious way to use up some of that bird.
I started by rolling out a sheet of frozen puff pastry that I’d thawed. Once it was rolled to an 11-inch square, I sliced it into 4 equal parts.
I spread some Dijon mustard over the squares and then added some of my leftover turkey breast along with some crisply cooked bacon and sharp cheddar cheese. Read more...(655 words, 10 images, estimated 2:37 mins reading time)
I’ve mentioned before that we are big fans of breakfast for dinner at our house. When we do have “Binner”, as my daughter calls it, it’s usually something pretty kid friendly…pancakes, waffles, eggs and bacon. That’s one of the nice things about Binner. Nobody complains! I decided to try this egg tart out the other night on the family, and fully expected the kids to turn their noses up at it. You know what? They didn’t! They loved it. Both of them. I’m still amazed. Read more...(952 words, 7 images, estimated 3:48 mins reading time)
I’m sure you’ve been just dying to know what I used the rest of that gigantic bag of asparagus for ever since I wrote about it last week. No? Well…hmmm. I guess that’s just too bad, because I have a great recipe to share with you today because of that giant bag of asparagus!
You may not have known this, but May is actually National Asparagus Month! There’s no better time to inundate the blog with asparagus filled recipes then, right? Read more...(807 words, 10 images, estimated 3:14 mins reading time)
It’s Monday, but not our usual Monday. Everyone is home from school/work on holiday and we had a slower morning than usual. It had been a busy, busy weekend, so we enjoyed taking it a little easier this morning. Since we were all home, and enjoying the laziness of it all, I decided to bake up some goodies for breakfast. Read more...(878 words, 11 images, estimated 3:31 mins reading time)