When I was a kid, I had the kind of mother who would make cooking a big family event. We'd all get stuck in, slicing potatoes, cracking eggs, whipping up some unholy concoction in a bowl bigger than our heads. It was a great environment and soon the kitchen became a place of real community and laughter. The only time arguments occurred was when we were baking and everyone wanted to lick the batter out of the bowl at the end. There was a strict rota system for bowl-licking and an even…Continue
Added by Emily Buchanan on February 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
** The weatherman seems to be telling us all to go back to our warm beds until April.
** It would be AWESOME if I was the octopus my children seem to think I am.
** When you tell your husband to pick up "holiday-ish" paper plates at the grocery store, you evidently need to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 13, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments
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Added by Victoria Sconion on October 19, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I found this recipe on All Recipes in a last minute search for a different kind of flavor instead of my go-to ‘Parmesan Tilapia’. While I could have just posted the link and called it a day, I of course didn’t follow all of their directions and…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 28, 2013 at 7:17pm — No Comments
Cod isn’t a fish I cook with often but I have no clue why! It’s filling, hearty and delicious. After making this dish, Cod will definitely be in the mix! When I came home from the grocery store with my ‘new’ found fish, I put a post on Facebook requesting an easy, fast & flavorful recipe! Of course, my lovelies (many…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 22, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments
I have a confession to make. Cooking is not one of my favorite things to do. In fact, I really kind of hate it. OK, maybe hate is a bit strong. I mean, it’s not as bad as scrubbing the shower floor or putting clean sheets back on the beds (raise your hand if you hate dealing with fitted sheets). But those…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 21, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Shopping last minute has it's downside. Last minute shopping at Wal-Mart is just plain horrific. This is my story about December 23rd at a local Wal-Mart. I saw shoplifting, child abuse, butt cracks...
It kind of just sucks the Christmas Spirit right out of a person. Why does Wal-Mart…Continue
Added by Megan Lynch on January 11, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
I love that our little family now has a few traditions throughout the year and this is one of them! Monkey Bread. I only make it one time a year; on Christmas morning and this year I am especially excited for it (probably bc I’m pregnant and have been craaaaving it since December 1st!)
Monkey Bread is prepared on Christmas Eve and left sitting out on the counter until morning. Then, all you have to do when you wake is pop it in the oven, set a timer, and voila! 20 minutes…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on December 20, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments
it’s a soup made of beets. yes, you read correctly–beets. i remember the first time i was introduced to it. i thought it was strange yet very interesting. in my hispanic culture, beets are eaten on their own with a vinaigrette dressing or sometimes incorporated into potato salads. then i tasted this, and i instantly fell in love. my…Continue
Added by Raquel Molczan on December 4, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! If you fancy trying a different kind of Turkey this year, I've got a recipe for you from my new cookbook A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey...
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The Succulent Wife’s note: We are always wary of the latest diet fad and never pay much attention, but friends and family members seem to be raving about this particular diet. Really. Firsthand accounts. So we decided to take a closer – and scientific – look by asking our very own Dr. T to weigh on the merit of Dukan’s approach. Seems valid but, of course,…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on August 30, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Supermarkets today are flooded with several brands and varieties of cooking oils.All oils have different characteristics like nutritional properties,smoking point and culinary uses.Irrespective of your preference,it is always advisable to choose liquid fat over solid fats like butter and margarine.
Added by Sunita P on May 25, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments
Raised to believe that a man needed to look after a woman and that, as her mother used to tell her, ‘single women have no status’, Philippa Sklaar felt that any man was better than no man. If a man looked after her, she owed him. So, for financial security and, admittedly, her relationship addiction, Philippa tolerated abuse, became whoever her husband wanted her to be and lost herself along the way. Her book,…Continue
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on March 25, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments
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