Category Recipes

Recipe – Hearty Beef Stew & RIP Everyday Food

This post contains two confessions. 1 – I have the power to make magazines go out of business. I swear that every magazine I like goes out of business.  Cookie – see ya later.  Budget Living – no longer.  Cottage Living – buh bye.  Blueprint – gone.  And now Everyday Food. Oh Martha, I like […]

Recipe – Maple Glazed Salmon

How has it been almost two months since I last posted?  Things have been busy in suburbia: mama started a new business, toddler started pre-school, baby started sitting up. When life is hectic (let’s be honest, when isn’t it?) you need to be able to get dinner on the table fast.  This recipe is one […]

Recipe – Orange-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

It may be the unofficial start of fall, but there is plenty of grilling time left here in the Midwest.  This recipe comes courtesy of my friends Jane & Jonathan.  Jane is my BFF from college and I had this pork at her house years ago, when I was visiting so we could go wedding […]

Ed’s Steamed corn on the cob

Me and the kiddos just got back from visiting my parents and sisters in the homeland (Wisconsin).  I grew up in Madison and while it’s not a large city, I didn’t grow up on a farm.  However, I didn’t grow up very far from farms.  And summertime means the farmers come and set up their […]

Eat your greens!

When the toddler was smaller, she would eat anything you put in front of her.  Now she’s become very, very picky about vegetables and I worry she’s going to end up with scurvy or something else really terrible. This recipe from Weelicious.com hit my in-box last week.  Weelicious is a great recipe site, though I […]

Recipe – peach, basil, mozzarella salad

There’s a few stand-by magazines I get recipes from, Real Simple is one of them.  I like to rip recipes from magazines and keep them in a file.  If I try them and we like them, they get put in a plastic sheet protector and go into my 3-ring recipe binder.  If they suck, it […]