I feel very fortunate that I have the husband that I do. Many husbands complain about shopping, spending an afternoon in stores. My husband isn't that sort of person. In fact, if we have a weekend day without plans, we enjoy spending time shopping, whether it be looking for clothes,
In the past week, I don't believe I've seen the sun for more than a few minutes a day. Looking at the extended forecast has become monotonous, with day after day showing predictions of snow and rain. Granted, our accumulation has been little to none, but the weather has
Last week we celebrated our daughter's twelfth birthday with our family. As is tradition, the birthday girl got to choose the dessert. While most people think of cakes and birthdays as a given pairing, our kids tend to choose other dessert items. Sam decided on a chocolate swirl cheesecake.
So, the last recipe that I'll be posting from our belated Chinese New Year dinner is the simplest. As I was writing my articles last week, I thought about the order in which I should publish them. I'm glad that I had a moment of clarity and considered
When I began planning the menu for our delayed Chinese New Year dinner, I had certain dishes in mind. As we had ground pork in our freezer, I wanted to try making pork dumplings. With my husband and our 13 year old being big fans of fried rice, that
After a week and a half away from my kitchen, I was excited to spend some quality time cooking last night. Sadly, the reason for my kitchen absence was not a vacation to a tropical island nor a business trip in a fun city; a kitchen-based injury was the
I am a foodie. I love trying new flavors, textures, cooking methods, etc. I also am a little bit finicky about how my food is prepared. I don't like fried food; I prefer not to have a lot of fatty ingredients, such as cream, oil, or butter, in my
Does that summarize winter in New England well enough? I could write a lengthy paragraph about all of the annoying parts of winter here, but there's really no need to exert that much effort. I think my simple sentence conveys my thoughts well enough.
For the second Tapas Night of 2010 I decided to give it a Greek theme. My original plan was to serve lamb sausage. However, when I checked the freezer I discovered that we had lamb sausage, but it was bulk sausage. A scoop of sausage just isn't as appealing as