Portuguese Stuffing

Portuguese Stuffing
So, I was getting ready to can tomatoes and make pesto the other day when I realized it’s basically Thanksgiving.  Last I looked up, we were celebrating Labor Day weekend in our hometown (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania) with many of our closest high school friends and their families.   As we gathered...

Orange Marsala Cranberry Sauce with Sage

Orange Marsala Cranberry Sauce with Sage
I make it no secret that I am a little particular about what kind of food I generally serve.  I wouldn’t call myself a total food snob, because I still enjoy a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese as much as the next person.  It’s just that when I cook, I rarely use processed or convenience...

Smoky Scalloped Potatoes with Sausage

Smoky Scalloped Potatoes with Sausage
I’m thinking there is a guide to parenthood somewhere that I forgot to read.  Before I had kids, I imagined parenting to be similar to, um, living — except with children.  And I know that sounds simplistic and parenting is much harder than just living, but I guess I imagined that I would...

Garlicky Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sweet Corn

Garlicky Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sweet Corn
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day lamenting the fact that I have had nothing to post because my summer cooking has been so simple — and really not recipe worthy.  How can I legitimately write a recipe for tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil?  Or chicken on the grill? Or lightly...

Late Spring Couscous with Spinach, Zucchini, and Pumpkin Seeds

Late Spring Couscous with Spinach, Zucchini, and Pumpkin Seeds
So the school year is wrapping up  and I am firmly planting my head in the sand related to how I am going to a) keep everyone entertained all summer, b) get my paid work done and deliver a large project at the end of August, c) maintain some sanity amidst the fighting siblings and wet bathing suits...

Black Beluga Lentil Salad with Ham and Kale

Black Beluga Lentil Salad with Ham and Kale
I have been MIA in the Cuizoo world lately.  Sorry about that.  It’s the strangest thing with this stage of life and motherhood (or maybe parenting older children in general) . . . I feel like I never have a minute to rest, yet I never have anything to show for it.  I’m not closing big...

Lima Beans with Garlic, Lemon Zest, and Herbs

Lima Beans with Garlic, Lemon Zest, and Herbs
I hated lima beans as a kid.  They would come out of my grandparents’ garden in buckets and the difficult task of shelling them was a shared responsibility.  However, given the skewed memories of children (and knowing what I now know about how much mothers get done), I probably had to shell about...

Grilled Mexican Corn

Grilled Mexican Corn
In our house, we love the movie Nacho Libre.  Of course it is silly, but it is also heartwarming and touching in many ways (with a great soundtrack too).  Thankfully, most of it is safe for children because it is one of their favorites — but I am a little liberal when it comes to movies. Every...

Roasted Beets with Dill

Roasted Beets with Dill
So, I have decided that this will be the post where you get to know the real me.  And it’s a beet recipe.  Are you scared yet? I am a raging hypochondriac.  I like to blame it on my crazy mind extreme intelligence.  I am like a real live database of stored symptoms and scary horror stories...

Rhubarb Applesauce

Rhubarb Applesauce
When I picked up our CSA share yesterday, I got another bunch of rhubarb to join two others in my fridge. We like rhubarb, so there is no good reason why we haven’t used it. I guess between weekend travel and having no time to make a dessert (which is how we prefer it, obviously), it has just...

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