I cook with alcohol… a lot!

Cooking with alcohol is a major part of… well… cooking. Alcohol and it’s acidity brings out the flavor in most dishes the same way salt does. It can take a dish from good to great. That’s not entirely why I cook with it tho. I mean that’s the biggest reason just not the ONLY reason….

Please don’t wake me up…

I can be lazy… ok ok,  I am lazy but that has also made me very efficient. If you want to find an easier way of doing something ask a lazy person. I also very, very productive but in the laziest way possible. I make these huge to do list and commit to checking off…

Cajun is more than salt…

I pulled up my pinterest today and a recipe came up that really worked my nerves… Cajun Chicken Pasta. It was suppose to be a copycat recipe from a menu item that Chili’s once served or something Yall…. Y’All…. The only spices listed were salt and pepper…. Not a cayenne pepper or a red pepper…

School is closed again?!?!

About 8:50pm I got the dreaded text message “Code Red Prince William County Schools closed for Inclement Weather… High Winds. Ok LOOK… Im about sick and tired of this school closing ONCE A WEEK! At least! I have no problem with my child being at home but they have been out of school a lot….

Year 32…

My Birthday always makes me super reflective about where I was last year and where I am now. Today is no different… Last year I was a mother of one (not yet pregnant with #2), a fiance preparing for a wedding and a business owner selling organic baby food.  I lived in Birmingham, Al which…

You can make anything into Soup…

You can make almost any dish into soup if you’re lazy enough. Trust me… I’m lazy enough. Because food is always on my mind, I’m usually thinking about what I want to eat tomorrow tonight. I make it a habit to pull whatever meat I may need from the freezer so its thawed by the…

I’ve had one too many smoothies…

I’ve created a monster… Kristian has gone smoothie crazy and I’ve just about had enough. I am so happy that she isn’t reaching for sodas and other sugary drinks or snacks but in the process she has turned my kitchen into the season opener of chopped. Every dessert now has to be a smoothie… Every……

A Pb&J Sandwich… I mean smoothie

Once upon a time I used to teach cooking classes at elementary school aftercare programs. In theory it was an amazing initiative. The kids had gardens on site and I was suppose to show them different ways they could cook what they grew… without using knives or heating elements or basically anything else that you…

The art of hiding vegetables in food.

I am the master of hiding veggies in food. I add extra vegetables to everything! It’s the only way that I know to make sure my child is getting as many servings as possible. Smoothie? Let me throw some spinach in it. Stir fry? She’ll eat anything if it has soy sauce on it? You…

I bought a whole bag of potatoes when I only needed one…

Sometimes being thrifty actually makes me a tad bit wasteful…. I can’t resist what I think is a sale. Keyword is think… For an entirely different recipe I needed an Idaho potato. Well in the store one potato was like $1.20 but a whole bag was like $3.50. An entire bag… I could make baked…