Chicken Cordon Bleu Easy Enough for You

pounding it out

I have been running around frantically for the past week or two with more things to do than i can possibly keep track of. There's been coordinating the book fair, baptisms for itty bitty babies, hospital visits with my sister-in-law and niece, doctor's appointments and, of course, the ever present work that fills my days. Luckily, simple dinners … more

The Monday Menu: October 12, 2009

Baby C

I spent the weekend playing with my camera (that's my 14-day-old niece above), working and getting ready for the book fair at Kiwi's elementary school...in between numerous engagements that kept me out and running around. I'm beginning to consider hiring a personal assistant. Someone who could scrub my dining room floor and do dishes and laundry. … more

Slider Craze: Tiny Burgers for Tiny Hands

kumquat looking on

It seems as though everyone has jumped on the mini burger bandwagon as of late. Sit down and fast food establishments alike have been serving up these pint-sized patties for their guests of all sizes. It's time for you too to embrace the three-bite burger. When Kiwi was five years old she hated burgers. Burger night was met with tears and cries … more

Ahi Tuna Potstickers with Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce

spider into water

I made potstickers. I did it. Truthfully, this is my first attempt at making my own. Sure, I've done cream cheese won tons, crab rangoon and other varieties of dim sum. I have even cooked potstickers in a pan with varied success (my successes have been far superior to Ole's), but I have never actually filled and cooked my own. Until now. The … more

Once-a-Month Cooking Family Favorites Giveaway!

Once-a-Month

The winner is #19, jessica c!! Congratulations, Jessica. I'll be emailing you. Thanks to everyone who participated! If you didn't know, I'm pretty excited about menu planning. I've talked about how we plan our menu and why we plan a menu, and I share the weekly menu each Sunday. It is definitely something that makes it easier to juggle … more

The Monday Menu: October 5, 2009

peppa

October? No. It can't be. I am in serious denial. Yet here it is. Leaves turning, weather getting colder and still I can't believe we're here in fall. Fall has innate the ability to force me into cleaning, purging and organizing before the temperature drops to below zero and outside is something you have to bundle up for. I went through the … more

Zwetschgenkuchen is a Plum Cake

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My dad's parents lived five blocks away from the time I was five on. My grandpa still lives there, as do my parents. There were benefits to having my grandma so close. One benefit is that she would bring me coffee from a very young age. Neither of my parents drink coffee, but I'd developed a taste for it at the age of 2, when "Mama" let me try … more