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After All This Time, All I Have To Offer Is Casserole

It was never my intention to take a leave of absence from this space, but it seems that it happened anyway.  Oops. If I’m being perfectly honest, it was kind of nice.  Not being tied to a camera or a computer for a little while.  I might try it more often. Not that I don’t […]

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>The Story of post-Thanksgiving Gumbo

The Story of post-Thanksgiving Gumbo

There has been a tradition in our family for a number of years now of making gumbo with our leftover turkey on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  I’m not sure exactly when it started, but Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving until we’ve made gumbo. My aunt even brings her own container to take it home in when […]

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>Simple Summer Meals: Asian-inspired Noodles with Grilled Chicken in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Simple Summer Meals: Asian-inspired Noodles with Grilled Chicken in Spicy Peanut Sauce

The days are long, and only getting longer.  I revel in squeals and giggles, screams and screeches, soft snuggles and hot little hands.  Days at the pool, evenings on the deck, sweltering nights filled with the gentle flicker of fireflies.  Summer. School’s out, the kids are home, and we’re all looking for something to stave […]

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>Pantry Lasagna

> One of the most important things I’ve learned over the years is the advantage of having a well-stocked pantry.  If you have flour, salt, sugar, eggs, butter, rice, dried beans and a few seasonings and spices, you can make just about anything. Today I looked in my fridge and I saw a bunch of […]

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