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...]

Driverless Cars Would Drive Me Crazy!

You're Driving Me Crazy

I am happy to admit that driving is one of my favorite activities. This is not an embarrassing fact. It's fine if people know it. What isn't fine is to admit that I can't sit comfortably in the passenger seat, because then I would have to take it to the next level, the level that lets people know … [Read more...]

Chicken, Sausage, and Peppers

Chicken, Sausage, and Peppers with Spaghetti

When I'm on a quest for the quintessential Italian meal, the first one that pops into my mind is Chicken, Sausage, and Peppers. It's got everything you would want, and you don't have to agonize over choosing between chicken, sausage, or veggies. Have all the tastes in one bowl! The best part is that … [Read more...]