A number of months ago the Food Network Magazine (which I actually no longer get but since Mom does, I get to peruse it when she is done) had a special pull-out on dozens of grilled cheese recipes. While some were pretty close to your standard grilled cheese (bread with melted cheese in it and nothing more) there were many more that were somewhat unusual. Read MoreTagged in: Food, grilled cheese, recipe, sinfully good
When I started low carb several years ago I was militant. Nothing that was over a small handful of carbs was allowed on the plate. No corn, no carrots and of course no chips or crackers. Unfortunately this meant a lot of the same things over and over. It is amazing how you miss the simple crunch of a cracker or chip. While you may get a crunch from a piece of radish or carrot, it is really not the same and I missed that “mouth feel” in addition to the taste. Many of the snacks I ended up with involved cheese and meat. While I love cheese, it got to a be a little much. Read MoreTagged in: alternative eating, cheese, Food, low-carb, recipe
Do not go out to dinner tonight. The places will be crowded, the service worse than normal and you won’t find a deal anywhere. Why? It’s Valentine’s Day. Instead, make your sweetheart this simple, yet elegant dish at home. The salmon just flakes off and melts in your mouth, and there are only seven ingredients. Delicious! Read More
As I have mentioned before, when I was growing up vegetables were cooked within an inch of their lives. If it wasn’t limp or soggy, it wasn’t done. As a consequence, I liked corn (not soggy) and beans and carrots (limp but OK). Very few others were good. The variety of vegetables I was exposed to was both limited by the season, or what was readily canned by the Green Giant. One vegetable I do not recall having until well into my adulthood, was Brussels sprouts. Read MoreTagged in: brussels sprouts, Food, recipe, surprisingly guiltless
My sons are not picky eaters. While they are 14 and 17, they really weren’t very picky as youngsters.
When my eldest was very young, like most small children, he would often not want to eat his dinner. As my early parenting skills were still developing, I hadn’t found a good solution to the problem. Cajoling and encouraging rarely worked. Telling him to open up for the train or airplane to come in failed miserably. Being stern and telling him he had to, only led him to put a bite in his mouth and move it to the side like a chipmunk. He proved that while I might be able to get it into his mouth, it was his decision from there on what to do with it. Read MoreTagged in: Food, Lil' Picky Eaters, pasta, recipes, zucchini
I’ve recently been very blessed to reconnect with a dear friend I had lost touch with. This friend was one of those women that within 5 minutes of meeting each other we felt like sisters. We spoke every single day for years, and years and then life just got in the way. We both had some difficult roads to navigate and unfortunately we were too lost in our own struggles to help each other. This friend is someone I am so glad to have back in my life! We are talking/texting almost daily again, she now lives in the same town as me and I cannot wait until we get to meet for lunch again soon! Read MoreTagged in: alternative eating, chicken, Food, pot pie, recipe