In the Kitchen

More than a thing you have to do for survival, I love cooking.  Here are a few of my favorite posts to help make cooking easier or give you some family-friendly ideas in the kitchen.  Enjoy!

In A House of Carnivores - Tips for making meals if you're the only vegetarian in the house; I've also included alternatives and tips in the recipes listed below, where appropriate.

Organizing & Cooking - Sorting out the pile of recipes
Recipe Binders for your favorites


Ideas for the Lunch Box

Pork Ragu; Mushroom Ragu - great for a big family dinner, enough for dinner & leftovers
Korean Mandoo (Dumplings)
Panko Breaded Shrimp
Quesadaillas - quick, easy, and perfect for a busy day
Babysitter's Coming - Chicken & Rice
Collard Greens & Butternut Squash with Lentils
Everybody's Favorite Mac & Cheese

Turkey Gumbo (with notes for seafood version)

For the Crockpot
Crockpot Cooking without a Recipe
Asian Chicken * selected as a Circle of Moms Recipe of the Day
Crockpot Spaghetti * my most popular recipe, featured on Circle of Moms

Drinks & Desserts
Lemony Mango-Vodka Gelees
Mini Apple Pies - make these in a muffin pan
Cookies & Milk - tips for a fun cookie exchange, recipe for Brandy Milk Punch
Cookies & Hot Chocolate - include a hot chocolate bar at the cookie exchange

Kids' Cooking
Rugelach - recipe from Handstand Kids Cookbook Company
Banana S'mores - perfect for camping, outdoor cooking
Peach Cobbler - cook it in the oven at home or over coals when camping
Girl Scout Cookie Brownies
Campfire Apple Crisps - perfect for a camping trip or easy dessert at home

Food to Try!
Homemade Pickles

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