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Sneaky cooking works like a charm

Published on November 22, 2010 By Trixie

I’ve seen those cookbooks that advise moms to trick their kids into eating their vegetables. All sorts of subterfuge is suggested to camouflage the undesirables as cutesy shapes or mask them under heavy sauces.  I never went for that plan. If the kids don’t recognize the veggies on their plate when they’re young, why on […]

Color matters

Published on October 16, 2010 By Trixie

    You know how it is when a song gets stuck in your head and you can’t shake it? And it’s usually a tune you never liked to begin with? This week’s tune was a reflection of our menus. A Whiter Shade of Pale. Argh. While autumn colors are nearing their peak on the […]

Mac 'n mess, thanks to Madonna

Published on April 21, 2010 By Trixie

A scapegoat comes in handy when dinner flops. Tonight I had a couple – Madonna and a conniving character named Sue Sylvester. I had decided to catch up on “Glee” while making dinner. The whole episode was devoted to Madonna songs – much to this material girl’s delight – and the highlight was a highly-styled […]

Spontaneity works in the meal plan

Published on March 17, 2010 By Trixie

Sometimes dinner feels more like a plate of appetizers than the main event.  Other nights the whole meal comes together at the mercy of your neighbor’s pantry. This has been one of those weeks when the meal plan has shifted according to whims and whatever’s in the fridge, Brilliant sunshine this afternoon beamed my head […]

Breaking in the pressure cooker

Published on March 1, 2010 By Trixie

Saving time AND energy seems like an awfully good idea.  I guess I lot of people think so. The pressure cooker my husband ordered as Christmas gift arrived just last week, two months on back order. It was worth the wait! The Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker is a beauty. Fortunately, we decided to christen it […]