Bento for First Day of School

Tomorrow is the first day of school! The backpacks are ready. The kiddos have fresh haircuts. The outfits are picked out and ready to go. I’m probably more excited than they are. Actually, my youngest is really excited, because she loves school and seeing all her friends every day. My son is excited, because heContinue reading “Bento for First Day of School”

10 Ingredient Challenge

When my mom’s group gets together without kids for a Mom’s Night In, we usually have a lot of food. And wine. And sometimes we have theme nights and contests. Recently, we had a Top Chef-esque 10-ingredient challenge. You had to use 5 of these 10 ingredients to make a dish: Cheese Chocolate Mango PeachContinue reading “10 Ingredient Challenge”

Making Vanilla Cake

I just finished reading Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichl‘s account of being the NYT food critic (yeah, it’s been out forever but I’m late to a lot of stuff). I loved how she included recipes instead of photos, so you can make the food she’s talking about. There’s a point in the memoir where sheContinue reading “Making Vanilla Cake”

Using Up Summer Fruit (if you’re not afraid of butter)

We got invited to a cookout recently, and while we weren’t told to bring anything except ourselves, of course we did. I decided to make a cobbler, which I hadn’t before. Moreover, I decided to double the recipe and use strawberries along with yellow and white peaches, because I am crazy like that. Don’t youContinue reading “Using Up Summer Fruit (if you’re not afraid of butter)”

Nutella Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Whilst using my StumbleUpon, as I often do, I found the Kevin & Amanda blog, where I found Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine. Nutella in ice cream? Yes, please! I had to try it out. Ice cream is getting expensive these days, and I’m not even old enough to remember nickel cones. WhenContinue reading “Nutella Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine”