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It’s a Fun Friday when kids cook

Published on April 2, 2011 By Therese

Son #2 wields a mean knife. As in turning out thinly sliced mushrooms, perfect for our first endeavor together on Screaming Eagle cheese steak subs. The plan kicked off last Sunday when the guys spotted the recipe in the New York Times magazine – a piece about greasy yet beloved sandwiches you can spot on […]

Comfort food delights on Tasty Tuesday

Published on October 19, 2010 By Trixie

“Dat dere is sum darn good food.” Son #2 was digging enthusiastically into round one (of two) of Shepherd’s Pie. It appears Tasty Tuesday was living up to its moniker. After waxing on about the merits of gratitude in my last post, I was practically speechless. “Well, thank you.” My version of Emeril Lagasse’s Shepherd’s […]

Oh no, not again … meatloaf with a surprise inside

Published on June 6, 2010 By Trixie

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that fails to inspire me.  It ends up on our meal rotation because it’s a reliable kid favorite … until the day I decided to change things up a bit. I figure meatloaf just begs for excitement. Anything to take it from blue-plate-special status to the latest inspiration of […]

Shortcuts aren't so bad after all

Published on April 9, 2010 By Trixie

As a child I noticed my mother and grandmother relied on Campbell’s condensed soups as the foundation for many a meal. Boxed mixes were the next best thing. Instant potatoes, Hamburger Helper, and more — these were exciting options for homemakers looking to cut their time at the stove. When starting this blog I decided […]

Shortcuts save dinner plans

Published on March 11, 2010 By Trixie

Work demands kept me out of the kitchen this week — not such a bad thing, actually 😉 It was time to rely on shortcuts — fast recipes and favorite quasi-convenience foods. Monday started out with a traditional long-cooking pot roast made quick in the pressure cooker. Next came one of my faves, a kale, […]

Sunday spaghetti with "real" meatballs

Published on February 21, 2010 By Trixie

We had a particularly quiet weekend since our sons were away on a Scout winter camp-out.  They slept in tents in the snow, pushed a human “dog sled” around a farm and did all the other things that boys do when they’re free to roam and there’s lots of white stuff on the ground. It […]

Easing into the weekend

Published on February 6, 2010 By Trixie

As the week came to a close, our dinner plans loosened up considerably.  Thursday night was a hodge-podge. Son #1 stayed home with a chicken bake while son #2 delighted in a Big Mac meal at the McDonald’s drive-thru (two more votes to put me in the Bad Food Mom Hall of Fame). My excuse:  […]

Comfort food scores on a busy Monday

Published on January 25, 2010 By Trixie

Monday craziness. Sometime between the end of play rehearsal and the start of basketball practice I churned out a Shepherd’s Pie and a salad. Comfort food at its finest, inspired a few years ago by a good friend with small children. She served us Shepherd’s Pie and my sons raved so much, I had to […]