Grab Your Shaker, Patio Season is HERE!

There is just something about a summer cocktail. Maybe it’s because we have long winters and short summers. Maybe it’s because there is so much delicious fresh fruit…which goes so well with cocktails. Or maybe it’s because the teachers are about to pass back the baton and our kids are about to tell us how BORED they are for the …

Time is the Mother of Cooking Innovations

Necessity is the mother of invention and there is no better place to apply this than the kitchen. Vegan burgers, soy milk and cashew cream are great examples of this. (Not so subtle hint: I’m running a vegan cooking class tomorrow night.) Invention is also inspired by gaps in equipment and time. Rule of thumb says we make pasta by …

Squash Your Hunger

Full disclosure. The last time I ate spaghetti squash with gusto coincided with Norwalk Virus blowing through our house. That was 15 years ago and yes, it has taken that long for me to get over it. And I am so glad I did! Like most squash, spaghetti squash is super easy to cook and versatile and has the added …

I Dare You to Make this Bread!

I always do a quintuple version of this recipe so I can have bread for days and days. You can also use it for pizza dough. For best results, roll it thin straight from the fridge and bake it at 450 degrees directly on top of a preheated pizza stone. Bakes in 4-8 minutes.

Make Better, Healthier Meals FASTER

Standard practice for time management is to complete like tasks in batches. So if you are writing blogs, social media posts or editing photographs, the idea is you lay the groundwork and tackle a bunch all at once. Same principles can be applied to cooking. If you are making tomato sauce, stock or soup, make lots and then parcel it …

10 Hacks to Reduce Lunch Bag Let Down

Who loves making lunches? Anyone? Anyone out there? I grew up in a big family. Huge really by today’s standards. Five sisters and three brothers. I remember my mom filling the top of the dishwasher (portable kind) with slices of bread and just filling them with cheese slices. Gross. You bet! Did I eat them? Not a chance.

Dinner in 20…Seriously

Cheers. Did you March Break with your kids? If you did, I hope it was great. For the second year we took a mini holiday to beautiful Buffalo. And believe me when I say there is not a titch of sarcasm in that statement. I genuinely love the city and it’s amazing architecture and how down to earth it is. …

What’s For Dinner?

Those three little words can fill me with dread. We all know that making your own meals can be significantly cheaper and healthier. We also know that this takes a lot of TIME. Combine a full time job with a commute and those precious hours at the end of the day are tight. Add some kids, a spouse and extra-curriculars …