Category: cooking

Salad Dressing Chic

So, lets talk about salad, or more appropriately salad dressings. Not going to the store means you can’t always have your favorite bottle of ranch on hand and naked salad isn’t so great either.

Instant Pot Pasta Sauce for Cheaters

Short and sweet, I’ve discovered a bullet proof recipe for pasta sauce. And by bullet proof I mean no matter what I do, the crowd goes wild, everyone cheers and the plates are as close to being licked clean as you can get. It’s bananas. It’s also a little annoying because other times I put

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Portuguese Egg tarts (Nata)

They may not be pretty, but they are oh, so good. A few years ago now I had the opportunity to spend close to three weeks in Lisbon.  The trip was unexpected and I had done almost no research.  Portugal was not on my “must see” list and I certainly hadn’t expected to be there

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Easy One Pan Salmon and Asparagus With Herb Butter

Why didn’t I think of this sooner? Every single time we have a discussion at home about eating healthier fish races to the top of the list.  We make our list, head off to the store (typically Costco) and fill our freezer with any assortment of fish that is preferably a sustainable catch and ethically

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Rhubarb, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad

I promised a vegetarian recipe and here it is. Unexpected and born out of necessity I was pretty pleased with how this turned out. This has been an unpredictable and crazy summer following the exact same kind of year. Don’t let the travel blogs fool you, there is lots going on and it has been

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Reinventing The Potluck

I had a few people for dinner the other night, 25 to be exact. So, truth be told, I like cooking for my family but cooking for friends is a bit trickier and it stresses me out a bit. Those meal trains when someone has a baby and everyone brings a meal? Total stress bomb

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Easy Buddha Bowl Brilliance

I’ve got a time saving, wallet saving, sanity saving, healthy habit promoting food tip for you this week.  Why didn’t I think of it sooner? I am so over lunches, school lunches, work lunches, brown bag lunches, whatever man, I’m over it.  My son is almost done with high school and I long ago gave up

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