Monthly Archive: May, 2012

Garlic Tofu Soup

My husband and I are sick. A horrid cold struck us both this morning. The day was spent sending texts back and forth, comparing symptoms and offering support. We just spent a good… Continue reading

Almond Strawberry Pear Bread

Almond paste and I have been getting along very nicely these days. I’ve cleared a place in my pantry for it, so in some ways, we’ve moved in together. I’m thinking about using… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Cupcakes with Raspberry “Butter”cream Frosting

My girls just turned 4 and 6 (they have the same exact birthday, two years apart!) and they asked for chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting. Since apparently we were doing the girly-girl thing,… Continue reading

Grillin’ Vegan

Today is one of those days when you sit back with family and friends, watch your kids run wild through a garden sprinkler, scrunch the soft green grass beneath your bare toes, sip… Continue reading

Mama’s Peach Cobbler

This is the peach cobbler my Mama used to make when we were little. I have such good memories of sitting at the counter while she prepared it, waiting for her to hand… Continue reading

The Simplest Little Lunch Bowl

My youngest is down to one nap per day. It happens every morning from about 10:30-noon. During that time, I rush to do everything a mama’s got to do that’s made easier with… Continue reading

Easy Banana Vanilla Custard

It was one of those nights when I wanted to serve a little something special for dessert but didn’t feel like baking or investing too much time in the endeavor. As is almost… Continue reading

Sauteed Green Beans with Mushroom-Carrot Jasmine Rice

My girls have just started enjoying green beans. I may have to cook the life out of them and douse them in sauce, but they eat ’em alright. I wanted to serve these… Continue reading

Jicama Dippers

Jicama, also known as Mexican turnip, is a crunchy, slightly sweet root vegetable rich in vitamin C. It makes for a great snack or appetizer and most kids will like it, or at… Continue reading

Sweetly Simple Crepes

When my husband and I were dating as college students, we took a trip to Paris on a student’s budget. We couldn’t afford much but we made sure not to go a single… Continue reading

Build Your Own Burrito!

Parents know that one of the best ways to get your kids to eat a variety of foods is to allow them to put it all together in some fun way before sending… Continue reading

Apple Cinnamon Cardamom Muffins

Here’s the latest incarnation of my muffin recipe. The cardamom gives these muffins such a nice, unexpected spiced flavor. You can buy ground cardamom but the flavor is so much better if you… Continue reading