Reprinted from the wayback machine cuz I’m super busy today. Holden and I used to cook together a lot. Before his little brother Milo joined our family, Holden would stand by my side at the kitchen sink and crack eggs, stir with a whisk, or rip greens for a salad. Unfortunately, I must confess, I […]
Tricks, hacks, books, and experiments to dinner on the table Every Single Night.
I am constantly on the lookout for shortcuts in the kitchen. Delicious in two minutes with three ingredients? Now you’re talking. This easiest salmon in the world “recipe” is about 20 minutes from fridge to table; it is simple, hands-off, and delicious. I served it with pride to my picky (foodie) book club and routinely […]
I accepted the great stuffing challenge of 2011 because I love me some stuffing. I spent hours this weekend reading recipe websites and perfecting my stuffing recipe to use on the big day this Thursday. NOT. I do love stuffing, but who has time for hours in the kitchen in preparation for hours in the […]
Help me, friends. I have a screamy baby. And two other hungry children. Dinnertime is the worst. For all of us. Last week, when I found myself breastfeeding while trying to remove a 450 degree frittata from the oven, I knew I needed help. All my go-to dinners are suddenly too hard with a needy […]
In the Ragu-sponsored video we are sharing this week, I chat with my blogging buddies Kim Tracy Prince and Renee Ross about leftovers. Since I make two separate dinners for my family (adults vs kids), I don’t personally struggle with convincing my kids to eat leftovers. The kids are not eating what Ryan and I […]
This post was going to be a quick one – just to let you know that there is a new Ragu video I’m in where I talk to Kim Tracy Prince (of diaper driving fame) and Renee Ross about how dinner is different “when Dad is in the kitchen.” But now I feel like I’ve […]
A couple years ago, before this new little baby was a twinkle in my eye, I reached out to Erin Chase from 5 Dollar Dinners to ask her for her EASIEST tips for new moms trying to get dinner on the table. She went one better. Rather than a few handy tips, she shared with […]
Remember those videos I made with the Ragú® folks? One of the other moms, Daphne, was saying that she got stuck in a dinner rut and actually watched one of her own videos and felt re-invigorated. I love it! Who better from to get tips that actually work for your unique situation? Yourself! Dear self, […]
Tell me about your dinner rituals. Are you driven by treasured memories of the way you grew up or by a determination to compensate for what you never had? Or do work schedules dictate a barely-make-it-to-the-table-and-it’s-witching-hour-so-I’ll-just-eat-cereal-at-9-pm practice in your household? My role in the kitchen has changed radically since I’ve had kids. My husband and […]
Tonight, Scarlett spread her dessert (lime Jello) on what was left on her dinner plate (pizza crusts). Wanna hear more? As part of a project with Ragú®, called Mom’s the Word on Dinner, in which I got on a party line with some other moms and chatted about kids and dinnertime and their odd eating […]
For Christmas, I asked my mom for a new toaster oven. She has this fancy one that Heather recommended to her and she loves it. I am a heavy user of le toaster oven and when mine broke a few years ago, I simply walked into Target and picked a new one and bought it. […]
Rivka Caroline, mom of 7, shares 5 essential rules for streamlining your kitchen. Location, first! Put like with like. Get the rest out.