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 white covers everything, a few trail … more

Diet is a Four-Letter Word: Albion Fit Giveaway

Diet is a Four-Letter Word (Albion Fit Giveaway) via FoodforMyFamily.com

In which I discuss a few of my feelings about the word "diet" in our culture and give away $150 to Albion Fit. Three nights a week we don gloves and winter coats after dinner and pile into the car and head to swim practice at the local YMCA. While my kids swim, I make my way to the glorified "fitness center" where I've been lifting weights and … more

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. Toothpaste dribbles … more

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 hummed to life, and on … more

A New Look for the New Year

A New Look for a New Year: FoodforMyFamily.com Redesign

Wishing you a Happy New Year and unveiling the new look for Food for My Family. This past week was one of purging. Dressers were pulled from the walls, swept behind, pushed back. The dusty area under the bed was cleaned until it sparkled. The topmost shelves were emptied and then carefully collated with an assortment of old and new. Space was … more

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 … more

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 of them barrel through the small opening … more