I grew up in a household where meals were prepared daily, well, except for Taco Fridays, and the fridge was always stocked with fresh food. There was however, one area of the fridge that was constantly neglected; the fruit and veggie tray (aka the “bottomless pit”). Sure, there was fresh produce on the top layer, but if you dug deep enough there was always a fruit or veggie or two lingering, transforming into mush, and growing fur. And so, just as grocery shopping was done bi-weekly, so…Continue
Added by Lisa Codina on March 16, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments
Cooking isn’t always one of my favorite things to do. I appreciate good food. I love fresh ingredients. New dishes are always fun to consume. What I haven’t always loved is the time it takes to do it well.
Fortunately, my husband never pressed the issue after we got married. He knew when he married me, he was marrying someone a little more focused on other things. But through the years, and watching him bring new spices in the room for me to smell, or getting excited over a new dish…Continue
Added by atwood.tracy on March 16, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments
I have a lot of things in my house that serve no purpose.I have them simply because I can. They might have been a good bargain or a well intentioned gift, but they serve no purpose in my life. Bath loofahs are a good example. I probably have 10, am always acquiring more, but never-ever use them.
I can take little credit for the meals which are prepared in our house. My husband is chef. I am cooking-assistant (yes, that’s what he really calls me). I peel potatoes, chop onions, boil…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 18, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
My husband is considering nominating me for the show "Worst Cooks in America," and I think I may actually have quite a…Continue
Added by Misadventures in Motherhood on January 13, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
My family has this HUGE Christmas Eve tradition. We get together at my moms house for a Christmas glutton feast! That's the only time I get my mom's famous pot roast (a favorite). The schedule's changed a bit over the years but it consists of church, family photos and tons and tons of food. This year was going to be a big one since all the babies were going to be there (sister's 2 boys, cousin's 2 girls, cousin's 1 boy, cousin's boy and girl). We were the only ones not able to make…
Added by MamaTalesBlog on December 26, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments
Two (2) lucky LAB readers will receive an autographed copy of this great book, signed by Rocco himself!
How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY.…Continue
Added by Vera Sweeney on December 19, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments
I’ve already mentioned that my food obsession extends from the kitchen to television and magazines. Thanks to the DVR I never miss an episode of Top Chef or The Next Iron Chef, and I love getting my Food Network, Clean Eating and Cooking Light magazines in the mail. I also often print off recipes from other blogs or the Food Network website, all of which I compile in my beloved…Continue
Added by Susan Napolitano on November 28, 2011 at 9:47pm — No Comments
I can't cook. Wait! No, I can cook but I'm not a foodie. I hope I would eventually get there but right now I'm more of a get something on the table to feed my family. I admire those that can whip up an amazing meal on the spot from scratch. continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on November 23, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments
Here I am sharing my newest recipe for the sweet & tangy Cranberry Chutney or dip !!
1 can Cranberry Sauce ( 14 oz )
1 tsp coriander…Continue
Added by Priya on November 17, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments
One way I’ve learned to get my kids excited about their adult relative’s birthdays is to get them excited about creating a healthy treat in honor of the event. The boy and girl have come to associate their father with peanut butter, their grandfather with chocolate chip cookies and their “Nana” with brownies. My parents came to visit from NJ today to celebrate my mother’s birthday, so of course the occasion called for some brownies.
If you’re looking for a good, straight-forward…Continue
Added by Susan Napolitano on November 16, 2011 at 10:18pm — No Comments
Along with the millions of others who have stumbled upon my blog you may be scratching your head and asking, “What’s with the name, Diane? Why is this thing called ‘It’s All Good – Until You Burn Dinner?’”…Continue
Added by Diane Reiter on November 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
As a kosher home cook, who loves to cook, I have been wanting to do this for ages, and I finally got it together to publish a with my own kosher recipes - The Kosher Blogger. If there are any other Mom bloggers out there who happen to be kosher cooks, please have a look. But my recipes aren't only for kosher cooks, and work well for whoever is interested (there just won't be any dairy and meat in the same dish or pork and…Continue
Added by Margo Sugarman on November 13, 2011 at 3:25am — No Comments
By Margaret Plouff – Natural Wellness Contributor
Essential Fatty Acids are essential because your body absolutely needs these healthy nutrients, omega 3-6-9’s. We’ll all turned off by the word “Fat” but let’s take a…
Added by Audreyvp on November 10, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments
My name is Utokia Langley. I come from a family of great cooks, none of them professional chefs but trust me some of the best flavors came from the kitchens in my family! Flavor has always been a priority with any meal, whether it was breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or just a snack. This is what I was raised on and what my taste…Continue
Added by Tunya Griffin on November 9, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments
When I was over for dinner at my friend Jill’s home, she used this great bottle called the Blender Bottle to make her salad dressing. Although it was a simple oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice and salt dressing, the Blender Bottle emulsified all the ingredients perfectly and made the salad dressing light and airy.…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 11, 2011 at 7:10pm — No Comments
Added by lindsay bozek on August 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Some quick and easy tips to start getting your home kitchen up to the standards of a health inspector. Start here and stay tuned for the rest of the series!
Added by Joanna on August 10, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments
As I have mentioned numerous times, I have a rather large garden this summer. Besides growing tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and basil, a quarter of my garden is being taken over by watermelon. A small part of the watermelon patch was planned, but the rest is all due to volunteerism.
There are two varieties of watermelon in my patch, black diamonds, and the old fashioned striped variety…all with seeds. I love watermelon and I frequently buy melons in the summer, but I don’t like the…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on August 1, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
Recently, I was asked to think about the area in which I waste the most money. After much thought, I realized that the area of financial drain I struggle with the most isn't in buying too many shoes or buying a daily Starbucks (although I do love both new shoes and Starbucks). My area of waste is my kitchen. Specifically, my refrigerator.
I buy food I don't use, and it goes bad. Or, I don't have something planned for dinner, so I am more likely to fall into the temptation of…
Added by Jessica Gosney Kielman on June 27, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments