Four-Thumbs-Up Roasted Eggplant

Four-Thumbs-Up Roasted Eggplant

OK – I can hear some of you groaning from here: “Roasted eggplant? You’ve got to be kidding me – my kid won’t eat that!” So don’t call it “roasted eggplant.” Call it roasted dinosaur eggs, or roasted purple plant,...
Comfort Food to Warm Your Winter

Comfort Food to Warm Your Winter

It’s winter in the northern hemisphere, which is where most of you live, dear readers. Are you hibernating? Or are you out hunting for some comfort food? I recently stumbled across a collection of super-simple slow cooker recipes gathered for the New Year. As I...
Recipe: Christmas Pizza

Recipe: Christmas Pizza

Are your kids going nuts, now that Christmas is over and school vacation lasts another week? Are they not ready to let go of their favorite holiday? Either way, making Christmas pizza for lunch or dinner might help. If your kids are like mine, they could do Christmas...
Winter Squash Made Easy

Winter Squash Made Easy

Most of the time, when I think of “hacks,” I think of the make-your-life-easier tips and tricks to which this website is devoted. But when I see all the winter squashes and fresh pumpkins that are now front-and-center in the produce displays at supermarkets and...
Ten Tips for Better Back-to-School Lunches

Ten Tips for Better Back-to-School Lunches

Maybe this is your first fall making school lunches for your kiddo. Maybe you’re looking to revamp the routine. Or maybe you’re realizing that the beloved PB&J’s of your childhood won’t work for your own child’s peanut allergy, or your school’s ban on peanuts....
Family-Favorite Fried Rice

Family-Favorite Fried Rice

Serves 4-6 as a main course; doubling recommended This recipe is a favorite not just of my family, but of every family I know who’s tasted it. And not only is it super-yummy, but it’s another great way to use up leftovers, from leftover cooked rice to random chunks of...
Recipe: Anytime Strata

Recipe: Anytime Strata

Spring’s pending arrival got you feeling domestic?  Have some time to devote to cooking prep this weekend? Here’s a tasty one-dish meal that was a huge hit with girls and dear husband alike. When I think of strata and its cousin, baked French toast, I...
Super-Yummy Pumpkin Dip

Super-Yummy Pumpkin Dip

Looking for a super-yummy snack with that delicious pumpkin spice flavor that goes so well with autumn? If so, this pumpkin dip is a must-try. The days are turning cooler here, the leaves are changing color, fresh apples are in season, and it seems everyone is...

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