Food bloggers descend on Seattle

Posted by on September 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

If you’re in downtown Seattle this weekend in the vicinity of the W hotel, you may stumble across a person suffering from a food coma. Seattle is hosting the International Food Blogger Conference. I hate acronyms but I’m caving. It’s IFBC for the next few days. This whole healthy eating thing is on hiatus until […]

‘Fessing up with veggie doldrums

Posted by on February 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

It makes my husband crazy when I buy berries in winter. Strawberries from Mexico, blueberries from Chile. Eating seasonally is definitely preferred.  And widening our carbon footprint with produce transported across multiple time zones isn’t in keeping with my values. The cause of my lapse? The annual winter veggie/fruit doldrums. It seems to hit every year […]

Craving a cleaver

Posted by on February 11, 2011 at 6:37 am
Chicken w/yogurt; braised kale

The recipe said  “cut straight through the bone.”  What a bold move for a tame Thursday night. I found myself fantasizing about a return trip to Tokyo where I could purchase one of those dramatic cleavers demonstrated so openly at the fish market.  At the time of my trip so many years ago I couldn’t […]

A shortcut to flavor

Posted by on January 21, 2011 at 5:31 pm

No outcries for Thursday’s dinner — a quickie of lentils & sweet potatoes in the pressure cooker with catfish broiled in the oven. Son #1 gave it a thumbs up; Son #2 just shrugged. He’s not much on fish of any sort. I was happy because I took a couple of shortcuts with Emeril Lagasse’s […]

One year, 42 meal plans later …

Posted by on January 17, 2011 at 9:37 am

It’s amazing how much dining, and occasional whining, can go on in the course of a year in the family kitchen. This blog is celebrating its first anniversary with 42 meal plans, Yay! Barring travel and a few lazy weeks in the summer, I kept up with the goal to maintain meal plans for a […]

Tacos for Tasty Tuesday

Posted by on January 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm
chorizo & potato tacos w/black bean salsa

Chorizo-potato tacos with black bean salsa Tuesday started out a bit rough. “I don’t like hard tacos,” Son #1 observed. He’s vocal in the kitchen these days, but actually I agreed on this point. I don’t like tacos at all but the idea of mixing spicy chorizo sausage with potato as a filling was worth […]

YouAteThat moved here!

Posted by on December 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

We finally did it.  DishesMenLike is the new home of the cooking blog formally known as YouAteThat??? (  If you’ve followed us before, thanks for tagging along.  If you’re new, welcome! All the weeknight meal plans and posts logged since January 2010 are found on this site PLUS a new page — “Cook Here…” — […]

Winging it without the cooktop

Posted by on December 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm
sole rollups

When the gas cooktop goes on the fritz, a bit of ingenuity is in order.  A little more than a week ago the ignition switches on all six burners suddenly started clicking furiously in the middle of the night. The racket was stopped only by shutting off the power. The repair man returns tomorrow to […]

Vacation break

Posted by on June 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

We’re (way) south of the border for a family vacation. Stay tuned for tales of Tico cuisine!

At-home dinner date caps a hectic week

Posted by on June 13, 2010 at 5:19 pm

While I generally avoid the kitchen as the week wanes, it was not so long ago that Friday nights were set aside as regular at-home dinner dates. When the boys were young, my husband and I would retreat to the kitchen after their bedtime. At-home dinner dates were a way for us to catch up, […]