by TT February 26th, 2010| Desserts, Recipes
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.
by TT February 22nd, 2010| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
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
by TT February 19th, 2010| Recipes, Side Dishes
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
by TT February 12th, 2010| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads
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
by TT February 4th, 2010| Desserts, Recipes
A mom can break the rules every once in a while, can't she?
As part of our Christmas presents to our kids, we planned a trip to an indoor water park. To maximize our time there and make the trip more fun for the kids, we spent all day at the
by TT January 20th, 2010| Desserts, Recipes
Editor’s note: Food brings people together! And this week, Think Tasty and Glamour Cow are trading recipes.
This recipe is courtesy of Marisa, who is one of Glamour Cow's food writers, as well as being a home cook, specializing in raw & vegan recipes. To find more of Marisa's scrumptious meals
by TT January 13th, 2010| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
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
by TT December 10th, 2009| Recipes, Soups & Stews
As I mentioned previously, we celebrated Thanksgiving away from home this year. While our Italian dinner of lasagna, spaghetti, and meatballs was enjoyed, we missed having a turkey dinner. We returned home just after midnight on Sunday, giving us a day to catch up before returning to our regular schedule
by TT October 20th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
As I mentioned recently, this time of year I stop by local orchards on a weekly basis. When I went to an orchard a couple weeks ago, I decided to check out their winter squash offerings. With cool weather making itself permanent, I have been craving squash. However, I tend
by TT September 16th, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes
I actually made this dish at the end of July when peaches were first in season in New Hampshire. However, I forgot about this simple appetizer until yesterday. That was when I went into the cheese drawer in refrigerator and discovered that I had two new blocks of blue cheese.
by TT September 14th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
With my husband traveling on business last week, all of the parenting responsibilities were mine, which meant a lot of time was spent driving children to their activities. So, in the interest of my sanity, I decided to take a shortcut or two in my cooking.
One night we had homemade
by TT September 9th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
Last week when I asked our eleven year old daughter what she wanted for dinner, she requested haddock and green beans. For some kids that might mean fish sticks and canned veggies but not our daughter. Nope, she wants fish from the seafood counter that we bread lightly and fresh