Pucker-up! Spring is here! Last week, I wrote about how our bodies naturally crave the seasonal foods of spring. The first fruits and veggies in spring are astringent, bitter, sharp and refreshing. In our area of the Midwest things like rhubarb, nettles, chives, asparagus, radishes, spinach, peas, fiddleheads, and ramps come to mind. It’s going… Continue reading Lemon Pavlovas
Spoiler: Easter is not about bunnies Anyone find it hard to explain Easter to kids? I did. Easter is an extraordinary day. It is the most important Christian event—more significant than Christmas. It’s the day Jesus Christ, the Messiah, rose from the dead. The resurrection. On the third day, Christ rose from the dead after… Continue reading Easy cake recipe to make with kids
Think green, eat green, and be environmentally green by eating your leftovers I’m not a huge fan of leftovers. I eat them, but they are not my favorite. My mother isn’t a fan either. Growing up, she was very good at making just enough food for each meal. She was a pro at knowing how… Continue reading Matcha Crepes
April is National Grilled Cheese Month April is National Grilled Cheese Month People REALLY love grilled cheese sandwiches. Many foods can claim a day of fame. There is National Spaghetti day, Chocolate Milk day, and even National Raspberry Popover Day—Yup—you read that right—raspberry popovers. I didn’t even know there was such a thing! But not… Continue reading French Onion Grilled Cheese
A couple of years ago we were celebrating Christmas with my husband’s family in Florida. We all brought our easiest recipes. My brother-in-law brought a recipe for Rømmegrøt (pronounced: room-a-grout) he got from his mother, Phyllis. I was concerned. One, I had never seen my brother-in-law cook anything besides warming a hot dog in the… Continue reading Rømmegrøt: Room-a-what?
In the fall, when I was a little girl, I would race home from school every day to see what my mother had baked. I would run up the steps to our front door. I would stand there for a moment to see if I could smell whatever was baking from outside. When my mother… Continue reading Sugar and spice makes every thing Nice
When my youngest son was in preschool, I made pumpkin soup for the first time. Inspired by a children’s book he had check out from the local library, called Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper, I decided to try to make my own version of the soup. The story is about three animals (a duck, a… Continue reading Pumpkin soup is for real!
Sometimes it’s the smallest things in life that can make us happy, but it's the tiniest things that can make us really crabby. If you had stopped over to our house last week, you would have found a messy home, crabby kids, and no food—and no hospitality! This fall has been painfully busy for our… Continue reading Sleepless in Wisconsin