Sunday Dinner (from scratch)

The original plan today was to go down to the beach, but schedules didn’t quite sync, and by the time we would have been ready, there would have been a line of cars waiting to get in. Besides, we had some errands to run (namely, return a shower head and buy the supplies to makeContinue reading “Sunday Dinner (from scratch)”

Mmmm! Cookies! (And TARDIS update)

Nothing says warm weather like baking! Well, okay, maybe that’s not entirely true, but I decided to try a new cookie recipe today. You can find it here. If you’re not a recipe-reading type, then I will give you the basics: whole wheat flour, oats, granulated and brown sugar, vanilla, egg, baking powder, salt, butter,Continue reading “Mmmm! Cookies! (And TARDIS update)”

Twofer Tuesday 2: Leftovers, Italian style

Pop quiz! You are looking for something to make for lunch. You are at home with time, but you are going away for the weekend, so you don’t want to make anything big, and you don’t want to leave any leftovers in the fridge to start decomposing over the next two days. What do youContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 2: Leftovers, Italian style”

A healthy dinner (?) and healthy distraction

Argh. Right now my mind probably looks something akin to an urban war zone. For TFA folk, it’s Institute season, and it shows all over my Facebook feed. During the last few days of school, I deactivated my account temporarily to avoid the sense of soul-crushing defeat, watching all of these (not much) younger peopleContinue reading “A healthy dinner (?) and healthy distraction”

Throwback Thursday: Paczki Day 2012

Disclaimer: I am not Polish. But my husband is, so there’s that. For those of you unfamiliar with Paczki, they are a delicious tradition of Polish Mardi Gras. Since the season of Lent requires a lot of bland eating, Paczki were a way to use up all of the ingredients that would shortly become (more)Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Paczki Day 2012”

A New Recipe, and I Want to Scream

Life really likes to throw curve balls. No. That’s not right. Life likes to throw knuckle balls and spit balls, then follow up with a fast ball, and finally throw a curve that swings in low and knocks you on your ass. That is what life likes to do. And normally, I am standing atContinue reading “A New Recipe, and I Want to Scream”

Not Quite as Bleu

I joined Spark People recently, and I’ve been nabbing a lot of recipes from there. They’re already put into the nutrition tracker, so it makes counting calories, etc a lot easier. That’s where I found this recipe for “Chicken Cordon Bleu, California Style”. Traditional cordon bleu is chicken, ham, and swiss cheese breaded and sauteedContinue reading “Not Quite as Bleu”

Risotto and a Little Disappointment

Last night I made my swiftly becoming famous risotto, though where I usually include shrimp, I used mushrooms. I love risotto because it is versatile –it can take on many flavors, and you can put almost anything in it. It’s also time consuming. Stirring for 45 minutes has to burn some calories, though, so it’sContinue reading “Risotto and a Little Disappointment”