Major Kudos for Wegman’s and some semi-good natured haranguing.

I had a golden opportunity yesterday.  My four eldest boys went fishing with my husband and I took the baby -just the baby- to the grocery store.  Since the opportunity for food shopping sans five crazy craving machines comes infrequently I decided to drive to a real grocery store (the Wegman’s that is 40 minutes [Read On]

Homey don’t play that!

I dislike clowns.  I really do.  They creep me out massively.  But if I were to hire a clown for my children’s birthday parties I would hire ’Homey D. Clown’  from ‘In Living Color’.  Without further adieu:       Okay.  I said without further adieu, but I have to say that my husband has been laughing [Read On]

Cold Creamy Zucchini Soup

I am aware that my kids may be the exception here, but they live for vichyssoise.  Seriously.  When we were planting potatoes this summer the kids looked at me blanky until I explained that we could make almost endless vichyssoise and homefries.  That got their attention and they got their hands in the dirt, STAT!  [Read On]

A cheesy giveaway! Curd you participate?

I’ve received quite a bit of email about my “Blessed Are the Cheesemakers” post.  Many people have seen the citric acid in their local markets or health food stores but can’t seem to locate rennet.  I decided, not because I’m altruistic and generous, but because I want everyone to enjoy doing what I enjoy doing [Read On]

‘fess up! What bugs you in the kitchen?

Most days I feel like a kitchen superstar.  Last week I canned 50 quarts of garlic dills, catered an event for 50 attendees 1-1/2 hours away with all five of my kids in tow (major thanks to my Mom for coming along and riding herd…), made three- count ‘em- three premium cheesecakes (two for the [Read On]

Parental paychecks.

My boys have always enjoyed cooking with me.  I have daily “cooking buddies”.  The kids take turns (with the help of a wheel that keeps track of whose turn it is) helping me prepare dinner.  There is much weeping, gnashing of teeth and rending of hair when someone’s turn is missed or Mom exerts executive [Read On]

Homemade Mozzarella and Pesto Marinated Bocconcini

First- another quick reminder about  The Second Tuesdays Déjà Food Event.  You have 6 more days to get us your submissions.  Pretty please?!?  We can’t wait to be inspired by how you’re re-purposing your leftovers and reducing kitchen waste.   No blog?  No problem.  Just email us the details and we’ll add you in.  Shall I remind [Read On]

Zesty Cold Quinoa Salad

Before I get into the quinoa salad recipe, I want to remind you all that you have one more week to get us your submissions for the The Second Tuesdays Déjà Food Event.  We’re really looking forward to seeing what you all do with your leftover makeovers.      Now, back to business…   Quinoa has [Read On]