Creamy corn soup

What this soup lacks in looks, it makes up for in taste and time. It takes all of 5 minutes to prepare it and another 15 minutes (or so) to cook it. Once it's done, adults and kids alike will devour it. CREAMY CORN SOUP 16oz. corn (I use one bag of frozen corn) 1/2t … Continue reading Creamy corn soup

Pumpkin “Pi” Day

My boarder has turned us all into a bit of a nerd. But, if you consider nerdy as the new cool (as we do), then that makes us fabulous. This "pi" is because we love her. Had I thought ahead (and it wasn't almost Purim!), I would have used white chocolate chips. Those go much … Continue reading Pumpkin “Pi” Day

Thanksgiving round up

I'm happy to report that I am not making Thanksgiving this year. I can't remember the last time I didn't make it, but this year I managed to pass the torch. I can't help but be amused by the flurry of panic across this country, though. Anyone who makes the equivalent of Thanksgiving every week … Continue reading Thanksgiving round up

Moist corn bread + corn bread stuffing

Try as I might, I've never managed to make a decent corn bread. It's dry every time. I know what you're thinking. Corn bread is supposed to be dry. Better for dipping in gravy or chili. Sometimes, though, I want to eat the corn bread, just because--without smearing it with butter or chili (and does … Continue reading Moist corn bread + corn bread stuffing

Pumpkin Pie Meets Pop Tart

In between my long run, coaching running club, tae kwan do, a soccer game and two birthday parties (phew!), I had two hours of free time. "Free" as in I had no responsibility other than hanging out at home with two of my kids. I assure you, I had no intention of cooking during these … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Meets Pop Tart

Wild rice and root vegetables for Thanksgiving

Somewhere between putting my kids to bed and sitting down to work on Monday, I glanced at the calendar on my fridge. I stopped dead in my tracks when I realized Thanksgiving is next Thursday. It's not that I didn't know the date--I just didn't realize November had flown by so fast. Since then, I … Continue reading Wild rice and root vegetables for Thanksgiving

Everything but the pie

November somehow crept up on me yesterday, which means my family will be in town for Thanksgiving in a few weeks. I have no idea what I'm making for the meal, but I know this much: they'll expect pumpkin squares for dessert. These squares are yummy and gooey, and they have the added advantage of … Continue reading Everything but the pie