It’s not uncommon for trends to present themselves during the year. Fashion trends are the most obvious (flair vs. skinny), as are car preferences (SUV vs. Hybrid). Sometimes you see work-related trends like, being “intentional” and “proactive,” become year long missions at a corporation. Keeping trends in mind, pork belly and cockles have been all […]
Yesterday marked a very special food day for me. I tried Rita’s Italian Ice for the very first time. Yes, that’s right. Before yesterday I had never tasted it. Not a bit, not a lick, nothing. I loved it. Every tasty FRUITY smooth SiLkY satisfying cold jUiCy sweet smooth mango-y bite.
At the beginning of this month I announced September’s Food Challenge: Apples. With fall around the corner, September marks the beginning of my most favorite time of year for cooking (and not just because Thanksgiving finalizes the fall cooking season like a nicely wrapped present on Christmas.) Pies, long simmering stews, hot cocoa, spices…what’s not to […]
Who doesn’t want a recipe for quick waffles on the weekend? These are perfect every time! Next to pancakes, homemade quick waffles are the resident weekend favorite in this house. Seems like most people shy away from making them at home because they’re perceived to be really tricky to make. I’ll agree that some recipes […]
These moist, light and airy banana bread muffins are a perfect grab ‘n go breakfast! I was plagued with found myself with with another set of over-ripe bananas this weekend, so I felt compelled to make something delicious rather than freeze them for later or let them go to waste. Always looking for a quick-yet-comforting breakfast, […]
Maryland schools have more of a Food Revolution feel than I thought. Yesterday, I got an email from the school system, alerting me of a new press release for “School Lunch Week” that starts on Monday. I wasn’t quite sure what the release would be about. Maybe all the kids are supposed to bring their […]
I was in a meeting at work today, and we were talking about lunch – our cafeteria lunch. My comment was, “Yeah, the quesadillas were alright; they were okay.” A few of my coworkers nodded in agreement, except one. He said very plainly, “Why is it that we’re okay with cafeteria food just being okay?” […]
This slow cooker chili has a mouth-watering Texas twist! September is officially up and running, and now more than ever I’m starting to crave those comfort foods that depend on cooler weather: beef stew, apple pie, potato soup and—one of our fall favorites—chili. My chili recipe has taken several years to come together, and even still […]