No Churn S’mores Ice Cream

I’m continuing the everlasting summer train, even though you’d never know it was summer based on this weather.  It’s been cold and rainy for the last few days, only to be followed by an impending hurricane coming to the East coast on Thursday to undoubtedly drench the area even more.  That’s okay because ice cream…

Traditional Basil Pesto Pasta with Chicken and Peas

Seriously though, I’ve got the end-of-summer blues.  I go back to teaching on Tuesday (which I’m very excited about), but there’s something so sad about summer ending.  The ease of lazily waking up (and, trust me, “lazily” has a different meaning with two small children, but at least we weren’t having to rush out of…

S’mores Campfire Bars

If you haven’t been eating s’mores, have you even summered yet?  You better hurry because you only have a few more days left <<sob>>.  C has been learning about camping at school, so we decided to make some s’mores bars because…well, it’s part of the curriculum. The weird part is this unit has been going…

Salmon with Melon, Prosciutto and Mozarella Salad

This is not really a recipe per se.  It’s more of a PSA that cantaloupe, prosciutto, and mozarella over a bed of arugula drizzled with some reduced, high-quality balsamic vinegar is amazing and should be on your table at some point this week.  It’s the forgotten salad (at least I always forget about it) that…

Funfetti Cookies

This past week, John and I went to a lawyer who specializes in estate planning.  But what “estate” do you have, Kathryn?  My thoughts exactly.  We don’t have a Ferrari parked in our townhouse parking lot, and we certainly don’t have overseas accounts from all the cash I’m raking in teaching.  Hell, we can barely…

Rosemary Chicken Cobb Salad with Rosemary Vinaigrette

I find making salads to be a little pain in the bottom (C reminds us the word “butt” isn’t a nice word).  There are usually a lot of ingredients and a lot of chopping involved…and it can get pretty expensive.  Plus, when you’ve experienced a sweet green salad, sometimes it’s just more appealing to spend…

Easy Shredded Chicken with Tomatoes

By now, if you’ve been following along on this culinary journey of ours, you know we need meals cooked in 30ish minutes or less.  Chopping for days or creating fancy sauces, all of that stuff isn’t in the cards right now.  We both work full time and try to get some gym time in before…

Perfect Peach Galette

I went to the grocery store yesterday…and let me just tell you, the gall of some people!  My four year old still runs head first into walls, but I still think he has more self-awareness than some of the adults in Giant today. It was pouring outside, and one of the Giant workers was having…

Sweet and Sour Chicken (without deep frying!)

I got robbed with both pregnancies of mine.  I didn’t really have any specific cravings.  I desperately wanted to be one of those women who sat up in bed in the middle of the night and was like, “HELP!  I need some chocolate ice cream with purple sprinkles like RIGHT.  THIS.  MOMENT!”  Naturally, John would…

Salmon with Pea and Basil Pesto

This past Saturday, C was playing with his blocks like he usually does.  C’s getting better at keeping his cool when his sister carelessly runs by knocking his building over, or worse yet knocks it down in a very premeditated, maniacal kind of way.  But on this morning when his blocks took a tumble on…