If you work outside of the home, what do you do for lunch? Do you bring leftovers? Make a sandwich? Eat a frozen meal? And how do you bring your lunch to work? For me, before a few weeks ago I’d have answered that I bring my lunch to work in a Safeway plastic bag. [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Do you guys read Pintester? She cracks me up, and rarely does one of her experiments turn out. So when she made this recipe from Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom and said it was great, I knew I had to try it. It’s full of all sorts of processed food, but I’m sure [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Tuesday nights are tough. Carter has TaeKwonDo class until 6:50 so by the time we get home it’s a huge rush to get some dinner in him before he has to go to bed. Sometimes we’ll give him a treat and run through the drive-through, sometimes we’ll have leftovers, and sometimes we’ll do a frozen [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Please tell me I’m not the only one whose kitchen looks like this at the end of the day. The worst part is that dinner was boxed pasta, frozen meatballs, and jarred sauce. That hardly warrants a mess! Of course I also made crockpot lentil soup so that’s why the food processor parts are in [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
However you spell it (matzah, matzo, matza, matzoh), it’s all the same. That big practically-tasteless cracker we eat every year during the 8 days of Passover. My favorite way to eat matzah is basically like French toast. You soak the matzah in an egg mixture and then fry it up, top it with sugar, and [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
This post isn’t food-related, but I wanted to share the fun we had yesterday morning. Carter decided a few nights ago that he wanted to make a leprechaun trap and said all he needed was construction paper and tape. I gave him his tools and left him to work on it. When he was done, [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I’ve thought about making these egg and sausage sandwiches for quite a while now, ever since I saw Kim’s post about them. I haven’t gone so far so to make a large batch to freeze, but I bet they’d be just as delicious reheated in the microwave. I don’t eat the real Sausage McMuffins from [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Food bloggers are supposed to post beautiful photos of their culinary creations, right? Yeah, not this time. Last night’s dinner was such a bust. I’d had this recipe bookmarked for a while and finally was going to make it. I defrosted the chicken, mixed all my ingredients, and cooked it to the specifications. The only [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Lunches for me are difficult. I’m really lazy about packing a lunch so usually I’ll just pack leftovers when I’m cleaning up the night before, or head out to ChickFilA for a sandwich crack. It’s not too often that I actually buy a frozen meal to eat because most of them are just so…blah. And [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Do you keep “convenience food” in your freezer? Typically, we don’t. Except for the Tyson dinosaur nuggets that have saved many lunchtime disasters. I especially don’t usually keep pizza in the freezer because it takes up so much space. Yes, it’s flat space, but it’s space nonetheless. However, when BOLD Organics asked me to try [...]Thanks for reading A Lit
My son is on a dairy-free diet right now, trying to figure out the case of some stomach pain he’s having. I put out a call on Facebook asking for some dairy-free dessert ideas and someone clued me in on the fact that boxed brownies don’t have dairy in them. Who knew??!! On top of [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I’ve been holding out on you. You see, my cooking funk the past few months has not really been due to lack of inspiration. It was due to lack of appetite. And nausea. And exhaustion. Yep, we’re having another baby! And someone is VERY excited about it. Can you tell from the picture? We’re having [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I bought some of the Fleishmann’s Simple Homemade bread mix a few weeks ago and I was looking for a nice hearty soup to go with some crusty bread. I’d pinned this soup recipe from Lulu the Baker a hundred years ago and came across it again, so I finally bit the bullet and made [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I haven’t cooked much in the past few months, that’s for sure. So when I felt ready to dive back in, I wanted something easy that I knew would get approval from both the hubs and the boy. I had some ground turkey that my husband picked up a few days ago and it was [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I love Tastetastic Thursday. I love the inspiration, the fun, the photos. But these days life has gotten pretty hectic so I’ve decided to put Tastetastic Thursday on hiatus…at least through the holidays. I’m fairly certain it’ll be back soon, but right now I just have too much on my plate to coordinate it every [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I know, it looks disgusting. But this is one of my very favorite holiday side dishes. I don’t know what the official name of it is, but we’ve always called it “Green Stuff” in our house. The best part of this dish, is how easy it is. Two ingredients, mix, heat. Done. It’s mushy and [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Y’all ready for Thanksgiving? I definitely am. I went with my son to his school’s Thanksgiving lunch last week and got a taste of what’s to come: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, all the good stuff. I can’t wait! We’re travelling to my mom’s for Thursday night dinner, and then off to my husband’s family [...]Thanks for reading A Little N
Today’s a special day in our house. My favorite little person is five years old today and I’m just beside myself. I could go on and on about what an amazing kid he is, but I’d be bawling and just embarrass myself. Suffice it to say, he’s the best. Ever. Happy birthday, Little Turkey. Mama [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Hi. Remember me? I used to blog here a long time ago and then I fell off the face of the earth, except for my weekly linky party? Yeah, sorry about that. But I’m here now, and I have a great turkey chili recipe for you. My chili’s never exactly the same because I didn’t [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Hi everyone! I’m with my husband at a nerd convention an engineering dinner at his school tonight so I’ll be keeping this short and sweet. Did you have a good Halloween? My Hulk got to trick or treat THREE times, and he couldn’t be happier. The first time was actual Halloween, then they ToT’d at his [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Check back next week for a new Tastetastic Thursday. Because of Halloween, I just didn’t have time to get it done this week. Enjoy your week!Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Hurricane Sandy is just about here, which means it’s time to…make waffles, of course! I try to do a hot breakfast on the weekends (pancakes, eggs, etc.) but was feeling waffles yesterday. I went to my old standby, Tasty Kitchen, and found this recipe from Lauren’s Latest. If you’re not familiar with Lauren’s blog, you’re [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Man, fall allergies are really kicking my hiney these days. I’ve had a cough for almost three weeks now. My abs are rockin, but my lungs are killing me! Do you have seasonal allergies? Normal people get them in the spring/summer, but of course mine are worse in October/November. What a weirdo. Anyway, here are [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
This is it. The last CSA share of the season. It’s a little bittersweet for me. On one hand, I’m going to miss having it to look forward to every week. On the other, I didn’t use as much of the produce as I’d hoped to and wound up giving away or throwing away more [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Guess who’s having a birthday this week???? This girl! On Friday I’ll be another year older. I know when I look back on this post in 4 years, when I’m turning 40, I’ll be annoyed with myself for thinking 36 is old. But every year it gets harder and harder. I still feel 27. Do [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
The easiest part of #OctoberUnprocessed has been breakfast. Eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, fruit salad, the possibilities are really endless. But one of my favorite breakfasts to come out of this challenge, has been this oven pancake recipe. It’s quite a bit different than what I typically make as an oven pancake. This is denser and less custardy, [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
One more week to go! I can’t believe our CSA season is almost over. It’s been so much fun, and so interesting. We have enough potatoes to last us through the next few months, and the apples have been AMAZING. Anyone know what that big squash on the left is?Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Wow, sorry for the late start tonight! I was home with my son today (he has strep yet again) and I didn’t even realize it was Wednesday until about 10 minutes ago. Oops! Some of the most popular recipes from last week: Apple Pie Rolled Burritos from Dishing with Leslie; Crock-Pot Chicken Broth from Thank [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
It’s always fun to have my Secret Recipe Club assignment be a blog I know well. Lesa from Edesia’s Notebook has been blogging since 2007 and has a TON of great recipes on her site. Like most of us food bloggers, she doesn’t like making the same recipe twice, so she’s had plenty of meals [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Another week, another fun batch of produce from Great Country Farms. I’m going to feel a real hole in my life when the CSA shares end in a few weeks. Thursdays are so fun…it’s like getting a present every week! I love not knowing what’s going to be in the box (I purposely don’t go [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I need your help, guys. I’ve lost my mojo. In a big way. I haven’t been able to menu-plan or grocery shop properly in weeks, and I just feel very much in a rut. How do you get yourselves out of cooking ruts? What do you do? Here are our features from last week. I’m [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I started this blog two years ago to chronicle my adventures in from-scratch cooking. I haven’t always been successful, but I have always learned along the way. And each month is an improvement. In this journey, I’ve discovered a world of “clean eating” that really speaks to me. Again, I’m not always perfect or successful, but [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Great CSA haul this week! The apples are enormous and the squash makes a perfect table centerpiece (until I cook ‘em, of course). We got what’s probably the last of the green beans, and I looked up a recipe on the McCormick website since I’d just spent time at their facility and was really impressed [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Fall TV season has begun. I’m thrilled! I’m a TV addict and I’m really looking forward to the return of some of my favorite shows. I love love love that The New Girl is back. That show makes me laugh so hard. What’s your favorite show? As promised, I have two feature groups this week, [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
It’s been a while since I posted a recipe, huh? It’s been a whirlwind week. First we buried my grandfather, then I attended a McCormick event (post on that coming soon, I promise!), then it was FitBloggin, then I RAN MY FIRST 5K (woot!), and then last night my son had his white belt graduation [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
No CSA post today but it’ll be back next week. I’m in Baltimore attending FitBloggin and ExpoEast, so I put my CSA share on hold for this week. Yesterday I had a great time at McCormick learning about herbs and spices, and today I’ve spent some time at ExpoEast, and sat in a session about [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Sorry for the late start tonight, friends. We buried my other grandfather today so I was at my aunt’s house for shiva for quite a while, then I spent some time wrangling an overtired 4-year-old into bed. I’m beat! I’m going to forego the features this week, but I’ll do a double-feature next week. Who’s ready [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
One of my goals in starting this blog was to cook more recipes from scratch. To stop relying on boxes and cans of food, and make my own wholesome food. But sometimes us working moms need a break from all that kitchen time and spend some good quality time with our kids. I still want [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I’m loving all these apples and pears these days. Maybe I’ll make a small pot of butternut squash and apple soup this week. Have any good recipes? As for last week’s delicata squash, I roasted them with some salt, pepper and brown sugar. The recipe I saw had you slather them in butter first but [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
My son started Tae Kwon Do this week and he took to it so well! He listened to his instructor, and followed directions, remembered his “moves”, and even picks up the Korean words really quickly. And seriously, how cute is a 4-year-old in a Dobok (uniform)?? Besides TKD class, we’ve also been busy with end-of-summer/fall [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Who knows, this may turn out to be just another fad diet, but I’ve found the weight I lost on Weight Watchers creeping back on the past few months. Okay, fine, the past year. I’m back to where I started and I feel gross and uncomfortable and really want to lose 15 pounds. I know [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Okay, so I’m posting CSA Friday a day late. Forgive me? This week we got some delicious Asian pears (they’re so expensive at the grocery store so I was happy to see these in there), and a bunch of cute little apples. When my husband saw we got Swiss chard he told me we needed [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
My son goes to a year-round preschool so I haven’t gotten into the whole “back to school” thing, but I’ve really enjoyed seeing so many of his little friends heading off to kindergarten. I’m sort of glad I have this extra year with him in preschool (his birthday is 6 weeks after the cut-off date). [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I’ve made no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies before (you combine some chocolate, peanut butter, etc. on the stovetop then mix it in with oats and such) but these are a little different. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are more like crunchy truffles, and they’re wonderful. I was assigned The Lean Green Bean for this month’s [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I’m still really enjoying our CSA share every week. I’m digging deep trying to figure out what to do with the copious amounts of eggplant I have (especially considering I’m not a huge fan). I’ve breaded and fried them, then flash froze them so we can do eggplant parm some other time. I also made [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I love that I’m usually watching MasterChef while writing these Tastetastic Thursday posts. Reading about food, while listening and watching these amazing home cooks, is always so inspiring. I’m so sad Monty’s gone, but glad Christine is still around. She’s amazing (For those of you that don’t watch the show, Christine is blind yet can [...]Thanks for reading A Little
Every once in a while a recipe shows up in the linky party that I need to make immediately. Like, five minutes ago. These squash brownies from Newlyweds Blog called my name from the get-go. I have a bunch of sunburst squash (not to mention 8,000 pattypan squash), dying a slow death in my crisper drawer [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
Our day at the beach was so much fun! Carter loved letting the waves wash away the designs he was drawing in the sand. The water was freezing, and it was a little chilly out, so we didn’t go in the water, but he had so much fun getting his feet wet, playing in the [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
I know, it doesn’t look like much. But this potato salad is my very favorite. My husband’s family makes an amazing potato salad that I attempted to recreate without actually having the recipe, and I did a pretty decent job, if I do say so myself. It’s tangy, and creamy, and a little bit sweet [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!
A few weeks ago I was swimming in cucumbers; now I’m swimming in eggplant. So, tonight, I sliced up three of them, breaded ‘em and fried them up. Then I froze them on a cookie sheet and once they’re frozen, I’ll put them in a freezer bag. I’m hoping it’ll turn out well when I’m [...]Thanks for reading A Little Nosh!