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Healthy, Flavorful, Easy Dinner: Italian Sausage Soup

Happy Halloween, everyone! Tonight was one of those nights where dinner needed to be quick and easy but also healthy (to counteract all the candy to be consumed afterward!). Not only did we have trick-or-treating on the agenda, but it was also a Tae Kwon Do day, which cut out even more of my dinner prep … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Bentos for Everyone!

I’m headed to another marathon Saturday of tutoring (the SAT I storm has abated, but college application season is upon us), so I made bentos for everyone to make the lunchtime routine easier in my absence. This says nothing about my husband’s ability to handle the pandemonium that accompanies every meal in our household, and … Continue reading

GUEST POST! Absolutely Perfect Pumpkin Bread

I’m super excited to introduce Saucy Mommy’s first guest blogger, my awesome friend Ann (yes, of monkey bread fame), who is a fellow mom of two young boys. I got to know Ann through a message board for moms of babies born in July 2007 (the month in which my older son and her younger … Continue reading

Kabocha Squash Stuffed With Chinese-Style Spare Ribs

I’ve been going to Chinese restaurants with my parents since I could remember, and nothing they’ve ever ordered has been printed on the menu. I think the printed menu’s meant only for the non-Chinese patrons. 😉 (Don’t get me wrong, I love me some orange chicken, broccoli with beef and lo mein, but real Chinese food goes … Continue reading

Marvelous Meatballs and 3-Ingredient Spaghetti Sauce

Last month, while looking for a savory brunch dish to feed a crowd, I came across this breakfast casserole recipe on The Merlin Menu. I made the casserole (I’ll write about that another time), and it turned out so well that I perused the blog for other recipes. Lots of entries piqued my interest (I … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Tuesday’s Bento Box

Jack’s staying at school for lunch tomorrow, and I’m tutoring tonight and working out in the morning, so I decided to make his lunch this afternoon to save time. I think it’s a pretty cute one, if I do say so myself. Jack asked to see it, and when I showed it to him, he … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Treat: Monkey Bread

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any weight gain that might result from your inevitable addiction to the delicious, gooey, cinnamony, caramel-drenched bread described in this post. OK, now that that’s out of the way, let me tell you about monkey bread. Chances are, you’ve heard about or eaten this dish, which consists of bite-sized … Continue reading

Sea Salt Caramel Covered Strawberries

My friend Wa is coming over to spend the night with her almost two-year-old son, and after the kids are asleep, we’re going to break out a bottle of wine and catch up. I don’t know about you, but for me, late-night wine drinking is incomplete without a decadent dessert. So, I decided to make one … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Saturday’s Bento Boxes

This afternoon, I made the boys’ bento boxes for tomorrow. I spend Saturdays tutoring (from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; whew!), so I like to make lunches ahead of time to make my husband’s day a little easier and, more importantly, to bring a smile to Jack and Derek’s faces. This weekend, Johnny’s actually going … Continue reading

Rotini With Petite Peas and Parmigiano-Reggiano; Caprese Salad

We’re not a vegetarian family, but we do love our produce, and occasionally, I feel like cleansing our palates with a refreshing vegetarian meal. So, tonight, I made a version of the Orecchietti With Peas and Onions recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks At Home, with caprese salad on the side. Making this meal took a … Continue reading