Tag: Dinner

Plan in advance Thanksgiving

Plan in advance Thanksgiving
Today I realized that Thanksgiving is a short two weeks away and I need to plan my menu in advance for this year. What I am Serving Turkey, obviously.  In the past I ordered from the reputable Paulina Market in the city.  Now that I’m a suburbanite I no longer have that option and last year... Read more »

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
My neighbor convinced me to order an Instant Pot from Amazon at our block party one summer night.  Two days later, I arrived at home to find an Instant Pot on my front stoop. An Instant Pot is essentially a programmable pressure cooker that makes food faster, easier, smarter and healthier. My first attempt was... Read more »

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah
This is one of the first years that I remember hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner. I find it fun and interesting to learn and share the meanings behind some of the traditional and common foods we serve and eat on the holiday. Honey is for a sweet new year.  The reason they are commonly shared with apples... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Spiralized Zucchini with Cheese

Meatless Monday: Spiralized Zucchini with Cheese
Spiralized zucchini and squash is big these days.  It can be challenging to do yourself and I humbly recommend that most grocery stores offer already spiralized veggies. I call them noodles and I’m not sure if I fool the kids but then I pile cheese on top and nobody complains. Spiralized Zucchini with Cheese 1... Read more »

What's for Dinner: Three items from Trader Joe's

What's for Dinner: Three items from Trader Joe's
I strive to put a complete meal on our family dinner table most weeknights.  There are days when the clock reads 6:00 p.m. and the last thing I want to do is prepare a complicated dinner and that is when I turn to Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s offers prepared options that taste as if I cooked... Read more »

Let your kids decide what's for dinner

Let your kids decide what's for dinner
A friend recently gave me the best tip when I complained to her about the daily struggle to figure out what’s for dinner. She told me to create a private Pinterest page for each child under my account.  Then they can go on Pinterest and pin the recipes that they want to eat. I then request they... Read more »
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Recipe inspiration for family dinners

Recipe inspiration for family dinners
I’ve found my latest recipe inspiration from the oddest of places.  I randomly grabbed a magazine at my grocery checkout line and since making the impulse buy have been cooking the most delicious and easy meals. Epicurious Weeknight Cookbook is packed with stomach rumbling tips, ideas and recipes and has got me excited to be... Read more »

What to eat for Meatless Monday today

I have not been cooking much lately due to the chaos of packing and I am noticing I’m sluggish from heavy and greasy take out.  I’m daydreaming about these delicious meals as I sit here listening to my stomach growl. Breakfast: Poached Egg and Avocado Salad Yes, a salad for breakfast I know.  Starting the... Read more »

7 reasons I love Blue Apron

7 reasons I love Blue Apron
Have you heard of Blue Apron?  Blue Apron is a weekly box that arrives at your door with all the measured ingredients you need to make a delicious, fresh and unique meal. You can choose dietary preferences (vegetarian, chicken, beef, fish) and delivery options (one, two or three meals a week for 2 or 4 people).... Read more »
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Family dinnertime games and conversation starters

Family dinnertime games and conversation starters
There are endless studies about the benefits of families sitting down for dinner regularly.  Improved relationships, eating habits and grades are all shown to be found in those that sit down together at the end of the day. “Children who do eat dinner with their parents five or more days a week have less trouble... Read more »