Playing Cookie Monster


Thalia Grace, my older daughter, LOVES to eat. And not just the stuff that kids normally love to eat like pizza, French fries and ice cream. She really likes veggies and is no stranger to foods like falafels, pesto pasta, and ma po tofu. It comes as no surprise that she also LOVES to help me cook.

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Make Your Own Take-Out

What’s better than making your own take-out? Having your husband make it!

Doesn’t it look good?

If you happen to try this recipe, just note that the sauce ends up being a whole lot more than you will actually need.  You could use the leftover sauce in a stir fry or even mixed with some leftover roasted pork shoulder topped with Asian cole slaw on a pretzel bun. Oooh… pretzels. With chocolate sauce and a mocha frappuccino.

Okay sorry about that. Give this recipe a try. Let me know how you like it.

Chinese Orange Chicken from Meal Planning 101.

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Return of the Mac

For years, the only macaroni and cheese I ate came in a blue box.  I thought it was the bees knees. Then one day I decided that I wanted to make macaroni and cheese from scratch. Oh my goodness, the taste was better than any other mac and cheeses I had made previously. The powdered stuff just doesn’t compare to real cheese. The depth of flavor was so much more intense. Funny how real ingredients can do that for a dish.

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