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 … Continue reading Orange Marsala Cranberry Sauce with Sage

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 continue to … Continue reading Smoky Scalloped Potatoes with Sausage

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 cooked … Continue reading Garlicky Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sweet Corn

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 … Continue reading Late Spring Couscous with Spinach, Zucchini, and Pumpkin Seeds

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 … Continue reading Black Beluga Lentil Salad with Ham and Kale

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 four of … Continue reading Lima Beans with Garlic, Lemon Zest, and Herbs