I am nonchalantly trying to introduce my kids to classic French dishes that many people consider the most divine culinary treasures.
As long as these recipes do not take hours of work in the kitchen, I am more than happy to make them for my kids – whether they eat them or not.
As you probably know, the French like their...
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My mission to spend less time in the kitchen is going well.
It’s a good thing, because by the time we get inside to consider dinner, it is quite late.
When I bring up bedtime approaching, Clay responds the same way daily by saying that it is still light out. What would he think if we went to Alaska where the sun never sets...
That is it. I have officially decided that I spend too much time in the kitchen.
Not that I don’t love it – I do. But while my kids are playing outside or doing Legos or creating some glorious piece of artwork, I find myself in the kitchen nightly, working on an elaborate meal. I would much rather be a part of what they are...
While the weather is certainly warming up and spring is here, there is one hearty dish that we have been making this winter that I will miss making during the warmer months.
Of course, we can still make it, but it is a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal that might not feel so good during the hot summer months.
I’ve always loved quiche.
I can’t remember the first time I had it, or if my mother used to make it when I was a kid, but I know I have never rejected an offer for a slice of good quiche.
Even though we are in the middle of winter, I could not help but indulge in a bagful of green beans at the store recently.
They were so green! I have no idea where they came from. I assume south of the border, and perfectly in season somewhere a thousand miles away.
Molly celebrated her 10th birthday recently, which seems to require numerous parties with a variety of guests at each event.
Like all home cooks, I find myself in culinary ruts now and again.
We rotate through the same tried and true family favorites, and while everyone is pleased with these meals, it can get a little dull sometimes.
After all the sweets, rich meals and over-indulgences of the past couple of weeks, I am ready for a little fasting.
But, as you probably know, that is difficult with kids, because they are always hungry.
We have been busy at our house, readying for the holidays with sundry homemade gifts.
This year, all of the mailing got done early enough, and we’ve had time to enjoy some relaxing at Christmas, unlike last year when most of our gifts were given as Happy New Year presents.
Christmas is fast approaching, which fills me with excitement and joy.
I love to watch my kids open their advent calendar windows each morning. I love the smell of freshly cut evergreens around my house, and I love to make – and eat – all the treats that are customary in my family around the holidays.