We are definitely in a soup mode around here. My husband loves soup for dinner but I know there are some men that don’t consider soup a meal. Today’s recipe for Steak Soup is a meal. It is pretty much a complete meal. You’ve got your vegetables, your starch and your protein all in one bowl. Throw together a loaf of No Knead Artisian Bread the night before and you’ve got a delicious and hearty meal that will make even your “soup is not a meal” believers happy. This soup [Continue Reading...]
About a year ago my 83 year old mother (sorry mom for revealing your age) started sending me recipes from a TV show called The Chew that she loved watching. I had never heard of the show but after I tried one of the recipes she sent me for Salt and Pepper Butterscotch Pine Nut Cookies that I shared on the blog, I figured I better check out this show. Glad I did. It is such a fun show. It is the perfect combination of a cooking show and [Continue Reading...]
Looking for ways to get your kids to eat their veggies? I’m sharing Roasted Winter Vegetables, our favorite way to eat our vegetables, over at I Heart Naptime. Come over and visit. I am part of the new Creative Team over at I Heart Naptime and I’m thrilled to be a part of such an amazing and talented group of women. If you aren’t familiar with Jamielyn’s amazing blog be sure and start following along with all the great ideas that are being shared over there!!
Usually when I hit the produce section of the grocery store I head right to the green vegetables – broccoli, asparagus, green beans. But earlier this week the green vegetables weren’t looking so hot. The asparagus was too thick, the green beans were too shriveled and I just wasn’t in the mood for broccoli. I needed a vegetable to take to a potluck dinner. (The same one I took t his yummy cashew nut rice dish to.) So I headed over to the orange vegetables – the carrots to be [Continue Reading...]
Over the next few days I am going to be sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving menu items! We’ll be spending the holiday with the four kids and about 40 of Jim’s family in Utah. We volunteered to host dinner. Fortunately my lovely niece Emily (love that girl!) is letting me use her house and kitchen! I also have some amazing sister in laws and mother in law who have volunteered to help! Today’s recipe is one that was shared with me about 25 years ago by Jim’s Aunt Dawn. [Continue Reading...]
Today’s recipe has become a total favorite at our house the last couple of months. I think we have had it at least once a week and for someone that rarely repeats recipes that is saying something! My husband loves it! I don’t think he would mind eating it several times a week and he usually does because it takes the leftovers to work. We first discovered the concept of a Yum Bowl a few months ago when Tessa returned from one of the many graduation parties she attended. I [Continue Reading...]
I’ve been a soup kind of girl since the beginning. When I was two years old there were only two foods that I would eat. Raw, cold hot dogs (I am little embarassed to admit this) and Campbells vegetable soup. The only thing was I liked the soup straight out of the can – unconstituted. Now you may wonder what would possess a mother to give her child a raw hot dog and soup straight out of the can? I’m not sure and my mother doesn’t remember either but I [Continue Reading...]
The Farmer’s Market season is in full swing here in the Portland area. There are so many great ones to choose from. Two of my personal favorite are Beaverton Farmer’s Market and the Portland Farmer’s Market. You will usually find us at one or the other every Saturday morning during the spring/summer. I love buying and cooking with fresh local produce. Eating real food not only is better for you, it just tastes better! For the last few weeks I have been picking up a bunch of these beauties every [Continue Reading...]