Archives for June 2012

Published: Desserts in Jars

My debut cookbook, Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine, published this week!! Finally. I’ve started this post more times than I care to admit. I’m not exactly sure what to say. I could tell you how I used to write stories in journals, or how I would catalog my family’s bookshelves as if […]

Mixin’ It Up: Grilled Fajita Chicken Sandwiches

Spiced and grilled fajita-style chicken, peppers, and onions meet a bolillo and become a perfect outdoor grilling food, topped with guacamole and paired with spicy baked black beans and fun, summertime drink. Dinner has taken on a new feel around here, and not just because the patio is finished and we have a real table […]

Grilled Fajita Chicken Sandwiches

3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts juice from one lime Fajita Spice Mix, below 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced 2 cups guacamole 6 bolillos butter Fixings: hot sauce, lettuce, tomatoes Use a sharp knife to fillet each chicken breast into two thin pieces, and place them in a […]

Eat Well, Spend Less During Your Insane Summer Schedule

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re focusing on summer fun, or, in my case, a crazy and insane summer schedule. Can you still eat well when your days are crammed full of activities and work and plenty of swimming? Of course! I’m not going to lie. This summer is going to […]

Staying Active, Staying Safe with USA Swimming

This post has nothing to do with food, but instead focuses on swimming. It’s one of our favorite summer activities, and we’re supporters of USA Swimming’s Swim Today program, encouraging parents to enroll their children in lessons to keep them safe and keep your family active. Plus, it’s great fun. When I was young there […]

A Father’s Day Gift: Magimix Vision Toaster Giveaway

In honor of Father’s Day and dads everywhere, I’m giving away a Magimix by Robot Coupe Vision Toaster. It’s a great dad gift, with a sleek look that makes toasting a breeze. Kitchen appliances may not seem like your standard Father’s Day gift, which marketing tells us should be patterned ties and grilling essentials. Still, […]

One Skillet Portuguese Pork and Clams at Lark with Windows Phone

This one-skillet Portuguese-style pork and clams dish is so easy to prepare, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it comes together. It’s a great entertaining dish, served with warm bread to sop up the juices. Guests will think you slaved, but really you just tossed it together in a matter of minutes. Last weekend I […]