Cherry Lemonade Recipe

cherry lemonade recipe

I’ve always loved the concept of pink lemonade, though I don’t love the concept of artificially colored food and drink (except when it comes to Skittles and Starburst and Jelly Belly — then I am powerless over their bright and joyful colors!). And like any other red-blooded American I also love Sonic cherry limeade. But […]

Cheesy Jalapeño Beer Bread

Cheesy Jalapeño Beer Bread

I adapted this beer bread recipe from my friend Kathryn at AustinGastronomist, who in turn adapted it from another site. It’s a recipe roundtable. Kathryn used the recipe as part of a food swap, handing out bags of the dry ingredients mixed together with a note attached: Just add beer. It’s a great gift, I […]

Berry Banana Oat Smoothie

berry-banana-oat-smoothie

Since hitting the halfway point of pregnancy, a smoothie before “real breakfast” has turned out to be the easiest way (for me) to ensure I’m getting the extra 300 nutrient-dense calories I need per day to nourish the Ravenous Fetus. Not that I really count the calories in my pre-breakfast smoothies, but I’m guessing they work […]

Mango Coconut Sorbet

Mango Coconut Sorbet

When I sent out the newsletter survey a month or so ago, I was surprised at the number of people who avoid dairy products. And during these hottest days of summer, that’s a damn shame! Errybody deserves ice cream! So I came up with this dairy free ice cream recipe, or more specifically maybe, coconut […]

Kidney Bean Salad

kidney bean salad

This kidney bean salad is going to become a refrigerator staple, I can tell you already. Lately I’ve been SUPER lazy when it comes to making delicious and healthy and original foods for us to eat. Fortunately, neither I nor Chris is terribly picky when it comes to lunch, as long as it’s quick and […]

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

My first ever remake! I’ve updated my fish tacos recipe slightly, jazzing up the slaw and adding a chipotle sauce to go on top. I also have moved away from tilapia and instead have been making these with cod or snapper. Any firm white or medium-bodied fish will work fine. (For a laugh, be sure […]

Red White and Blueberry Cake

Red White and Blueberry Cake

Not to toot my own horn, but I love it when I have a cute baking idea that actually works out. You know I’m no fancy cake decorator and more often than not, my attempts at making cute baked goods end in tears of despair and icing all over my face. But this time I […]

Spicy Potato Salad

Spicy Potato Salad

Just to prove that potato salad doesn’t have to be beige (and because one time we were out of mayonnaise) I came up with this spicy potato salad which is a wonderful switcharoo from classic potato salad. The dressing is high in vinegar so it’s tart and the spiciness can be adjusted by using different […]

Cumin Grilled Lamb Sirloin Chops

lamb sirloin chops

The American Lamb Board sent me some fresh lamb sirloin steaks to play with, which was fun as they are a nice tender cut that’s relatively new to butcher shops. I think lamb is an under-used meat in the US; people tend to go for beef instead. But lamb of today is perhaps much milder […]