Cheesy steak fries

Maybe it was the sun during my run or maybe it was the 8 mile bike ride with Granola Baby in the trailer--but when I came home famished 10 minutes before the big kids' bus came along, we ended up with the most random dinner. Homemade waffles, black bean soup and cheesy steak fries. Told … Continue reading Cheesy steak fries

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Spicing up the matzah

Six days into this holiday, and the matzah is getting old. How many times can you eat it with cream cheese? Try these recipes to get you through the home stretch. Moadim l'simcha! SALSA VERDE 4 large or 6 small tomatillos (looks like a green tomato in a husk) 3 scallions 1 clove of garlic … Continue reading Spicing up the matzah

Pesach, Granoladox style

We start out Pesach with grand plans. We're feeling like royalty--dressed in our finest clothes, the table is set for a king and we even lean to drink our wine. And then, only a few hours into the holiday, the matzah, matzah balls, brisket, potatoes and  chocolate-eggy-sugary-potato-starch concoction settles in, and we feel like beached … Continue reading Pesach, Granoladox style

Family-friendly cleaning

For Pesach most of us mange to convince even the most reluctant cleaners to lend a hand. And those of us with little ones end up with a few "helpers" as well. That can mean lots of little hands and mouths exposed to some scary chemicals. But the truth is that most household cleaners can … Continue reading Family-friendly cleaning

My 2nd Favorite Fall Veggies

I'm using all my restraint to keep from giving you another pumpkin recipe so that I can give you the fall recipe you have all been waiting for--roasted brussel sprouts. Wait! Don't go yet! I promise I'll make it worth your while. These veggies get a bad rap. Just the sound of them makes your … Continue reading My 2nd Favorite Fall Veggies

If all else fails, we’ve got kale

We've put hours into our garden, mostly because we enjoy it. There's nothing like the satisfaction of picking food off a plant that you planted and nurtured. Nothing tastes as good either. The first few tomatoes are starting to ripen, but it remains to be seen if we'll get a good crop. If all else … Continue reading If all else fails, we’ve got kale

Sick day soup

Never mind the Tiffany's, Saks and Nordstrom now prominent in Columbus, Ohio malls. I remember the days when to find a decent dress in my hometown you had to go to...Cincinnati. And as for fancy restaurants? Not so many. Think Bob Evans, Big Boy, Denny's and Friendly's. So recently when the only food I wanted … Continue reading Sick day soup