Cookbooks, recipes, travel and sarcasm

Month: June 2018

8 things on our summer learning list… involving food.

8 things on our summer learning list… involving food.

I’m a self admitted drill sergeant when it comes to trying to combat the summer slide for my kids, who are going into 4th and 6th grade. I generally try and have a combination between what I think my kids need to keep up on […]

Pork and Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Chili Oil – The Slanted Door

Pork and Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Chili Oil – The Slanted Door

Am I the only one that thinks wontons are sexy?  Not the steamed, dry, plump (and delicious) potstickers, but the sloppily made, boiled ones, dripping in sauce.  Like this for instance: I could write an entire post on foods that are sexy, all the while […]

Breakfast Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Parmesan

Breakfast Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Parmesan

This is probably my most gourmet breakfast for those situations when I just don’t have the time to put in the effort to really be gourmet.  This is a <30 minute meal which can have almost every ingredient substituted for whatever you have available, as […]

Lemon-Mint Quinoa – from Thug Kitchen

Lemon-Mint Quinoa – from Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen- The Official Cookbook was my introduction to many new culinary concepts and ingredients.  I received this cookbook several years ago as a Christmas gift, just after we had begun to adjust to the fact that we found out our son was lactose intolerant and […]

5 Tips for Traveling with Picky Eaters

5 Tips for Traveling with Picky Eaters

Last Christmas we took our kids to Nicaragua.  Some of you are thinking we are crazy with visions of drug cartels and kidnappings running through your head, but rest assured, it was a wonderful place to vacation with kids.  Although safety was on the forefront […]

Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Jalapenos

Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Jalapenos

This isn’t exactly diet food, let’s just put that out there.  Oftentimes I go a little overboard for my family with the tofu and quinoa so every once in a while I go completely off the deep end in the other direction and create a […]