I Think About #TheDress, Therefore I Am?

I Think About theDress Therefore I Am

I don't know what the rest of you were thinking about the evening of Thursday, February 26th, but I'll tell you from the start my worries had nothing to do with #TheDress. There, I did it. I used a hashtag in an otherwise properly parsed, grammatically correct sentence. It's not something I ever … [Read more...]

Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Sauce

Peanut butter isn't just for lunch. Jazz it up with ginger and Thai spices for an easy to create sauce on pork tenderloin that melts in your mouth. The only time sensitive part of this recipe is preparing the marinade, and that takes five minutes. Let the orange juice and brown sugar do their magic … [Read more...]

Scallops with Scallions and Ginger

Scallops with Scallions and Ginger

Spring has sprung, or at least my garden thinks so, because I have four lovely crocuses blooming. This means I need to re-tool how I prepare dinner. It's time to think about quick, fast, and easy dinners because there is so much more to do (and play with) outside. Scallops are an easy fix: they're … [Read more...]

Running On Empty

Running on Empty

Ieisha Gutierrez knows her two young children fight their hunger daily. It's a battle with which she is familiar; she's struggled with food insecurity for most of her twenty-three years. And when she has free time, after spending long hours working, after picking up her kids from school, plowing … [Read more...]

Stir Fry Pork with Baby Bok Choy

Pork Baby Bok Choy

This pork stir fry dish is flavored with black bean and hoisin sauces, creating a salty-sweet mouthful. Tender pork chops and crispy bright green baby bok choy comes together for an attractive and easy weeknight quickie! Serve with fragrant jasmine rice for a satisfying asian meal cooked at … [Read more...]

Thai Shrimp and Spinach Curry

Thai Shrimp Curry

Weeknight cooking can downgrade quickly into ordering for pizza if you're worn out from work, children, and the world in general. That's why I have a variety of Asian inspired recipes to fall back on, when I know my will to do much more than eat dinner (and even that might be too taxing) is waning. … [Read more...]

That Whole Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Valentine's Day dilemma

I've never had a problem sending Halloween cards. They're spooky and quirky (at least the ones I make are), and have nothing to do with heartfelt emotion. They're all about fun. You can send a Halloween card to just about anyone. But Valentine's Day cards present a dilemma. The holiday is rooted in … [Read more...]

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala Recipe

Whenever I'm in the mood for Chicken Marsala, I often worry that if I don't pound the chicken breasts into thin patties, I'm not really doing it right. However, there are times when I'm feeling wimpy, and I don't want to pound anything. We all have those, “Let's let things develop slowly,” types of … [Read more...]