I decided to make veggie pot pie for Easter as a vegetarian entrée because it’s pretty, I can prep it ahead of time and then just pop it in the oven when we start the appetizer course, and it’s a hearty dish that’s not another vegetarian lentil loaf (not that I don’t love me some … Continue reading I Tested Three Pie Dough Recipes So You Don’t Have To
Spring is here (finally!) in Maryland. All of our mystery bulbs are popping up in our new yard, a daffodil here, a crocus there, the weather is warming up, and my husband is busy planning and plotting our future vegetable garden. All this fresh air (ahem, rain) has made me really crave some leafy greens … Continue reading March Seasonal Recipe Roundup
Because I regularly keep my kitchen stocked, if I’m really trying to be frugal, I could probably live off of my pantry alone for a few weeks. That would get pretty bland, so most of my grocery shopping consists of adding in fresh produce and some seafood, eggs, cheese, or bread to the mix. If … Continue reading Kitchen Staples: A Well-Stocked Pantry
I love meal planning for a number of reasons: 1) It’s a lot harder to tempt yourself with indulgences and junky fast food when you’ve already got a game plan and your ingredients handy. 2) It makes you more thoughtful about the food you cook. 3) It helps you maximize your ingredients. 4) It’s less … Continue reading Meal Planning Rules!
Ah, the glorious egg! Who cares if the egg or the chicken came first? This delicious food is loaded with yellow, yummy goodness and all kinds of nutrients. Eggs are a complete protein, so they contain all amino acids. They also contain every B vitamin—talk about a little yolky bundle of happiness! While they do have … Continue reading All About the Egg
It has been snowing a lot this year—well, okay, a lot for Maryland—and I am more than ready for spring. With the few warm days we’ve had in the last week, and a few tiny yellow flower buds popping up in our yard, my mind is already on Easter—it’s coming up early this year (March … Continue reading Looking Ahead: Easter
After finishing graduate school (hello, MA in Writing!), I’ve had to reacquaint myself with life a little bit — you know, that whole “free time” after work thing I’ve been hearing so much about. It’s taken me a little time to get used to the idea that I can actually pursue other interests—aside from reading and … Continue reading Getting Real: Food Goals or Bust