Thai Green Mango Salad

Thai Green Mango Salad #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A crisp and refreshing Thai salad made with unripened (green) mango, mung bean sprouts, red pepper, and plenty of cilantro. The door opens inward, pushing against the rolled up towel that sits at the bottom attempting to block out the raw boreal wind that whips by on the other side. The cold air pushes into […]

Easy Thai Peanut Chicken Curry

Easy Thai Peanut Chicken Curry #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for spicy and fragrant Thai peanut chicken curry with coconut milk and plenty of cilantro on top.The trailhead sits at the side of the road, burrowing deep into the woods that surround the lake. Just a few steps in and the world changes: the snow absorbs sound and softens the landscape. A bright […]

Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses

Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for crisp little vanilla raspberry meringues made into mini star-shaped kisses.Life is messy, made exponentially more so by children. Today one child stepped on a wayward grain of rice from packing lunch boxes, grinding it beneath his small heel straight into my relatively new area rug as he ran to brush his teeth. […]

Orange and Black Tea Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies

Orange and Black Tea Olive Oil Shortbread #cookie #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for rich, olive oil shortbread cookies flavored with black tea and orange zest, rolled in sugar or with an orange glaze drizzled over the top.I cleared and wiped down the counter for the seventh time since waking up that morning, rinsing the washcloth under the scalding water and wringing it out. The dishwasher […]

Mascarpone Cardamom Crisps: Christmas Cookie Crunch Time

Mascarpone Cardamom Crisps #cookies #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Cardamom-kissed sugar flavors these mascarpone crisp cookie curls. Fragrant and reminiscent of both pastry and shortbread, these are a delightful addition to dessert served alongside a cup of coffee or tea.Thursday night I tucked my son in after explaining the virtues of gift-giving, teachers’ gifts for the last day of school before break slid into […]

Thai Basil Beef with Coconut Rice: $4/Serving Whole Foods Meals

Thai Basil Beef with Coconut Rice #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for fragrant and spicy Thai basil beef served over rich coconut rice all for under $4 a serving. The door swings open, the screen door behind it creaking on its hinges, the winter wind whistling as the sounds of my children’s voices cut through the calm of the house. Chaos has come.The three […]

Eucalyptus Mint Whipped Body Butter: Homemade Gift Ideas

Eucalyptus Mint Whipped Body Butter via FoodforMyFamily.com

How to make homemade whipped body butter cream with coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. Great for personalized Christmas and holiday gifts or to pamper yourself during the winter season.“Teeth, hair, lunch box, backpack, coat, shoes, snow pants, boots, hat, mittens,” the morning chant escapes my lips.“I don’t know […]