A Daily Discussion – “What’s for dinner tonight?”

9:00 am, Daughter: “What’s for dinner tonight?” 9:00 am, Me: Sound of crickets chirping. “Uh, leftovers?! The refrigerator is full of food.” 9:15 am, Daughter: “No, really, what’s for dinner tonight?” 4:30 pm, Me: “Who wants Deconstructed Lasagna??”  This is a daily discussion at our house during COVID-19. Bored college students now living at home […]

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Reorganizing My Very Small Pantry

Our pantry is small. Like 35” wide and only 12” deep. In fact, it’s so small that we had to put food storage shelves in our basement. It’s utilitarian – it holds everyday items like cereal, grains, potatoes, a variety of vinegars, pasta, dog food, and kitchen wraps. I’d love a pantry that, in addition to holding food, also stores […]

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Vegan Arugula Pesto

I first started making Arugula Pesto about 10 years ago when I ran out of fresh basil, which I typically used to make traditional Italian pesto. Luckily, I had arugula on-hand so I substituted arugula for basil, added walnuts instead of pine nuts to balance the bite of arugula, and a dinner fave was born. […]

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Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Guide 2020: Weber grill feature photo

I know he doesn’t need anything and he doesn’t want anything, but we really, really want to get him something anyway! And not just any Father’s Day gift, something he’ll love and actually use!! So, check out this last minute Father’s Day gift guide. Any one of them is bound to be just the right thing to say “Thanks Dad!” […]

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