Boiling cabbage would stink and steam up our 70’s galley kitchen. It was complete with a golden- toned fridge, matching range without an exhaust, pine picnic table and bench style seating, and one rather small window overlooking the yard where believe it or not, our small little rescued dog Sheba would jump up and perch, just like a cat.
Cooking with kids can be a lot of fun. Two weekends ago, I spent an afternoon with my nine-year old making a ground beef recipe with lentils, mushrooms and spinach. This was going to be the filling for a stuffed pasta shells recipe. We also slow simmered a simple tomato sauce for the topping.
After a brief flirtation with spring this past weekend, winter is back in full force. Perfect for a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Many of the store-bought mixes are too sweet for my liking, not to mention the long (and sometimes disturbing) ingredient list.
Looking for some inspiration for holiday recipes? Check out the holiday issue of Eat In Eat Out magazine. From wholesome roast beef dinners to New Year’s Eve nibbles, this issue has great ideas to add a little sparkle to your holiday food.
My first article as the nutrition editor offers up some easy food gift ideas. Try roasted nut/dried fruit combos, lentil soup mix, chai sachets or a whole grain pancake mix. Pack them in mason jars and add a pretty ribbon for a personal touch.
Be sure to browse through the holiday cookie contest winners for something more decadent.