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Vegetarian Night: Butternut Squash and Spinach Torte

A few days ago, a family friend gave me a few issues of Woman’s Day that had been randomly mailed to her house. She thought I might like them because they featured lots of recipes. At first, I thought, “Woman’s Day?? What am I, a suburban housewife?” Well, yes, I guess I am. 😉 After … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Oh, Christmas Tree

I got a few Christmas-themed cookie cutters on sale at Michael’s a while ago, and now that Thanksgiving’s behind us, I can finally break them out! Believe me, it took some self-restraint (which I lack, along with patience ;)). Jack’s eagerly anticipating the purchase of a Christmas tree, so I made that the theme of … Continue reading

Sweet and Savory Bites: Chocolate-Topped Pretzel Treats

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving weekend! The countdown to Christmas (and other winter holidays) has officially begun. As promised, I’ll be here with fun ideas for meals (at home and for entertaining), snacks, bento lunches and edible gifts to get you through the next few weeks with aplomb. First up are these delicious, … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Round-Up

I really should be packing, but since I won’t be posting again until after the weekend, I wanted to pull together a quick round-up of all my posts about Thanksgiving. (In future years, there will be more.) You could click here for all of the Thanksgiving-tagged posts, or just click on whatever piques your interest … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Thanksgiving Travel-Themed Bento

Jack’s super excited about our upcoming trip to Texas for Thanksgiving, so I made him a Thanksgiving travel-themed lunch for tomorrow. It’s not one of my best ones (I’ve got so much to pull together before we leave, and I have to meet some deadlines for stuff that I promised my tutoring students), but it’s … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Caramel Apple

This probably comes as no surprise, given my love of cute food presentation, but I’m a sucker for anything in an edible bowl. Even if I have no intention of actually eating the bowl, just the idea that it’s edible sends me into paroxysms of delight. I’m that person who pays a dollar extra for … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Carnitas

My slow cooker entries (ridiculously easy ribs and the mongolian beef) have gone over so well that I’ve decided to write yet another one. Since slow cooker meals are so easy and convenient, I’m going to try to feature one on an at least biweekly basis. Last night, I made slow cooker carnitas from this … Continue reading

Gobble, Gobble: Whimsical Quesadilla Lunch

Yesterday, I saw this adorable Thanksgiving-themed bento featured on the Easylunchboxes Facebook page, and I couldn’t resist copying it. I didn’t see this in time for Jack’s weekly at-school lunch day, and we’re traveling most of next week, so I just made a plated version. Cute, right? (If I do say so myself!) The “turkey … Continue reading

Travel Snack Boxes

A week from now, we’ll be en route to Texas to spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws and Johnny’s grandmother. (How is it that Thanksgiving sneaks up on me every year?) I’m looking forward to the down time with family — my in-laws are pretty amazing, and this trip is also a rare chance for the … Continue reading

Zucchini and Tomato Boats + Veggie Frittata

I’ve received some requests to feature more vegetarian dishes, and though we’re not vegetarian, I’m happy to oblige because it means another excuse to try new recipes. Last week, while I was browsing Pinterest, this recipe for zucchini boats with tomatoes and cheese caught my eye. I decided to try it tonight, paired with a … Continue reading