freezer smoothies

Quick School Lunch Tip: Peach Freezer Smoothies

I tend to get a bit greedy with peaches, as in I buy them by the crate. Last week I realized I was either going to need to eat the remaining 5 pounds I had still to get through that hadn't been processed to freeze or eaten fresh or baked into muffins. I knew I needed to get them taken care of before I left later this week, so a smoothie-ing they … more

red autumn leaf

Weekly Dinner Menu: 10/5/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. And it's October. How … more

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Fall somehow made its entrance last week, and then just yesterday it was October. I am suddenly feeling the push to tell you about pumpkin, apples, baked squash dishes and, well, Halloween treats, but I'm still in ice cream mode. Salted caramel ice cream, to be exact, which isn't such a bad thing when it comes to fall because, well, salted … more

apple tartlets

Weekly Dinner Menu: 9/26/10 and a Giveaway!

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. I have to tell you that … more

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Saying Goodbye to Summer: Thai Red Curry Shrimp

Fall came in this week with a burst of cool wind, bringing out our sweaters and socks, sandals packed reluctantly away as we prepare to move into the next season. Still, though, there are tomatoes and summer squash at the farmers market, hopefully for a few more weeks, sitting in wooden crates and baskets right alongside the apples that are … more

final days of summer square

Weekly Dinner Menu: 9/20/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. Fall is only two days … more

lene all grown up

Starting a Sourdough Starter: The Basics

I've wanted to start making more bread for some time now. I dream of large, luxurious loaves baking on a daily basis, making the house smell like a bakery. But I don't. I even have Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, but my fridge, you see, is teeny tiny when you're trying to feed six people. Most days we have to play a few games of Tetris to … more