Kids Who Cook

One of my goals for my kids this summer is to have them feel comfortable in the kitchen and prepare a meal that the family can enjoy. I wanted to have them cook once every week but that has not been achievable but I’m hopeful they will do it at least once more before they…

Teacher Appreciation Dinner

For the past four years, we’ve either had our teachers over for dinner or taken them a home-cooked dinner on the last day of school as an appreciation gift. I figure everyone needs to eat and serving and welcoming teachers into our home gives our kids an opportunity to practice hospitality and demonstrate their gratitude…

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

My oldest stayed home from school today due to being sick. As soon as there is even a slight sniffle or cough in my household, I start gathering the ingredients for this soup. I save all my chicken bones from roast chicken dinners and rotisserie chickens in the freezer and I have recently started saving…

Spring Birthday Dinner Party

Recently we were asked if we would host a dinner party by a friend for his dear wife’s upcoming birthday. A dinner party for twelve guests with a main dish with wow factor and allergy-friendly side dishes were the only criteria. Nicole (the birthday girl) is an amazing cook who is really creative especially since…

Asian Meatballs

I recently stumbled on a blog that I have enjoyed getting some dinner inspiration from. I love Asian food (must be the Asian heritage 😉 ) and we eat some form of ramen bowls once a week. It’s so easy and filling and packed with flavor. I have made Asian meatballs in the past but…

Chicken Shawarma and Middle Eastern Rice

Last week I made a new recipe that I have never made before. I love Middle Eastern food and this was easy for a weeknight meal, it just required a little bit of prep work. I served the sliced chicken on whole wheat pita bread with diced tomatoes, a quick yogurt sauce and a side…

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Last fall I purchased the Instant Pot after hearing about it from a friend. Apparently, it is all the rage with Indian professional women who want to prepare Indian food for their families after a full day of work (who knew?).  My mom made Indian meals almost nightly after a full work day when I…

Birthday Dinner

Today my hubby is thirty-five. That’s old, right?  It seems old.  What is worse is that I’m not that far behind.  <Shudder>  My mom reminded me tonight that in a few years, I’ll be forty.  Thanks, mom. My husband has been asking me to make beef bourguignon for several years now but I have never…

Meatless Monday – Lentil Rolls

I broke a cardinal rule tonight.  I made a separate meal for my kids.  I always swore I would never be the mom who is a short order cook, trying to make sure my kids will eat something.  Anything.  So far, in the 3 1/2 years of motherhood, my kids have done pretty darn well. …