Spicy Oven Omelet

oven omelet

Since our CSA began, we have been inundated by fresh vegetables. I’m not complaining. This week, instead of a stir fry, we combined our veggies into an oven omelet. I thought about making an omelet roll up, but decided against it at the last minute. I wasn’t sure how the pieces of bok choy would […]

Hoagie Dip

hoagie dip

Now that I’m lactating instead of gestating, I can eat all of the foods I avoided during pregnancy – cold cuts, hot dogs, soft cheese, and a little Mountain Dew. I’m livin’ large. And if you believe that… Anyway, I avoided this dip when I was pregnant because it’s served cold and full of deli […]

Pasta with Tomato Gorgonzola Sauce

pasta with tomato gorgonzola sauce

Joe and I have been making this recipe for years and years, perhaps since before we were even married. I haven’t got the faintest idea where the original recipe came from; it’s one of those hand-written recipe cards that found its way into our kitchen. We’ve tweaked it many times over the years, making minor […]

General Tso’s Stir Fry

General Tso's Stir Fry

Yesterday, there was a 30-second segment on Sesame Street in which the characters talked about tofu. Tofu? Grace asked me. What’s tofu? I explained that it’s a food that I really like. Can we have tofu for supper tonight? I agreed, and I told Grace that we’d have to pick some up on our way […]

How to Buy Cheaper Tomatoes

homemade spaghetti sauce

We have a wonderful local farm and orchard. When we’re canning, we spend a lot of time there, and we’ve always found their prices to be very reasonable. The food is straight from the vine or tree, and it tastes great. Plus, there’s no transportation cost, so the prices are a fraction of what the […]

Polynesian Pork Chops

Polynesian pork chops

Joe loves pork chops; I can’t stand them. Since Joe does most of our day to day cooking, I encourage him to make them sometimes. You know, ’cause he loves them. I manage. I almost sorta like pork chops when they’re made using this recipe. As long as they’re not cooked into hockey puck toughness. […]