Food! It’s what’s for dinner! (Alternately titled: I brake for pneumonia!)

Remember my “in case of illness” clause in the ‘Food!  It’s what’s for dinner!’ project?  I’m exercising it.  I was at the ER twice yesterday with my four-year-old, Leif.  (Actually I was there with all five boys once and my husband was there with Leif alone once.)  First he ran a temp of 104.9 so [Read On]

Food! It’s what’s for dinner! Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

Has anyone else noticed that I’ve botched the dates on every single one of the ‘Food!  It’s what’s for dinner!’ posts?  Of course, I’ve gone back through and fixed them.  I may be the only one who noticed them but my Grandmama taught me it was better to be honest and good than to not.  [Read On]

Food! It’s what’s for dinner! Tuesday, June 10, 2008.

Wow!  You wouldn’t believe the weird stuff going on here today.  Our power went out this morning around 10:30a.m.  So, feeling mighty full of myself for thinking of such a fun and educational idea I got the kids through their schoolwork in record time, got everyone groomed and packed them all into the van to [Read On]

Mojito Slushies

This is liquid cool.  And I need to cool down badly.     For those who don’t know me very well this post requires a little back history.  I’ll try to keep it brief.   Last year, feeling cramped with five kids, two dogs, a fish and a cat we decided to move from the 1400 square foot [Read On]

Food! It’s what’s for dinner. Monday, June 9th, 2008.

While scrolling madly through the contacts on my cell phone desperately trying to find someone to talk to about my meal plans for the evening I had an epiphany…   Instead of pestering my mother, sisters, brothers, aunts, grandmothers, cousins, friends, and the UPS guy daily with detailed discussions of the evening’s dinner prep and [Read On]

Grilled Pizza Dough Throwdown: Part III The finale Fried Pizza Dough

I fully expected that Peter Reinhart’s grilled pizza dough (based on the famed Il Forno grilled pizzas) would spank my semolina dough six ways from Sunday.  Here’s the thing, though…   It didn’t.    Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not saying mine was superior. I have a long way to go before I can come near [Read On]

Grilled Pizza Dough Throwdown: Part II Mise En Place

  To recap:    In my first pizza dough throwdown post I pitted Peter Reinhart’s grilled pizza dough from “My American Pie” against my very own Foodie With Family semolina grilled pizza dough recipe.  The dough was prepared rested in the fridge overnight.   Now we move on to preparing the pizza.    Making sure you have everything [Read On]

Top Chef Spoiler Alert

Okay.  I am now about to ruin the suspense built up about last night’s episode of Top Chef for those who have not seen it.  This is fair warning.  Do not read beyond this point if you’ve TIVO-ed the show or if you plan to watch a repeat this weekend.  Ready?