Double dinners this week

This year's seder night (Friday, April 3), leaves many of us wondering when to turn over the kitchen. Do it Sunday, and you're left to either eat kosher for Passover food for 2 full weeks or scramble for meals for the first week. Do it on a weekday, and you're kashering in between work and … Continue reading Double dinners this week

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Summer fast food

We've got swimming lessons EVERY evening for two weeks (I can't recommend Wildkits Aquatics at ETHS in Evanston highly enough, BTW). Add to this very full days of work and entertaining kids between school and camp, and there's not much time to make dinner. Below are a few quick dinner ideas we've been managing to … Continue reading Summer fast food

Quick summer meals

With the sun shining outside in Chicago for only a few months a year, there's nothing to keep me inside--not even cooking. But plans at the pool, beach and park don't have to mean a healthy meal won't fit into the agenda. In fact, all this running around requires more fuel! Below are a few … Continue reading Quick summer meals

Have it your way Tex Mex dinner

Making homemade tortillas every week has meant that I've gotten pretty good at flipping them in the pan. So last night when I flipped a tortilla with one hand while holding my baby in the other (not that I'd recommend cooking while holding a baby!), my daughter exclaimed, "You're like a real cook!" Got her … Continue reading Have it your way Tex Mex dinner

Food my 4-year-old will eat

A friend asked this week, after I posted my Something from Nothing stew, what's my secret to getting my kids to try new foods. I can't say that I have any brilliant ideas other than to start them while they're young (check out Granola Baby's first eats) and make them try dinner before offering an … Continue reading Food my 4-year-old will eat

A handful of spinach

Let's face it. Not every night around here is as nutritious and delicious as I would like. Sometimes, pasta and ready-made marinara sauce is the best I can do. But, I have a secret ingredient that makes me feel better and even tastes good: spinach. Before you wrinkle your nose at this leafy green, try … Continue reading A handful of spinach