My Go To Summer Salad (and Spring and Fall and Winter too!) Ingredients:1 package arugula8-10 brussel sproutslemon juiceolive oilpine nuts (optional)Freshly grated or shaved Parmesan cheesesaltpepper Roasted Brussel Sprouts:Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut brussel sprouts into wedges. Lay them on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over them. Lightly sprinkle salt and… Continue reading Arugula Brussel Sprout Salad
A few weeks ago I posted on the magnificence of the clay baker! “AT HOME ROTISSERIE CHICKEN” is a staple in our house. Afterwards we have the carcass (fat, bones, cartilage, skin, etc.) Rather than throw it away we make homemade chicken stock. It is so easy that I feel like it is too much… Continue reading Homemade Chicken Stock
A new cooking blog that is bound to be good! Why create another cooking blog? Well, the answer is in the title… BECAUSE…FOOD IS LIFE Sometimes healthy, always delicious recipes for a balanced lifeMy sister, Nicola, is absolutely fabulous in the kitchen! When I see her cook I am amazed by how simple she makes… Continue reading Because… Food Is Life!
Making homemade food portable and easy to grab for when “On The Go” can be difficult. As much as I want to always provide healthy options for Eliana, it is sometimes easier to just run through a drive through while we are out and about. These Mac and Cheese bites are awesome because they are… Continue reading Homemade Toddler Foods For When “On The Go” – Mac and Cheese Bites With Spinach and Chicken
About a month ago I hosted some friends and their children at my house for an outdoor playdate in our pavilion behind our house. I decided to make a light meal that I had made the week before for my sister’s birthday. Both times I have made this dish it has been a hit and I… Continue reading Tomato Pie with Caramelized Onions
For Eliana’s second birthday we were on the beach vacationing. So we made her birthday cake into a sandcastle that you could also eat! It is most definitely not perfect! But we used what we had while on vacation and this is what we came up with… It was good enough for Eliana – she… Continue reading DIY Sandcastle Cake Tutorial