Food, Food Can Bring Us Together (Turkey & Zucchini Burgers)

Wes planted 2 squash plants this season and I am totally dumbfounded by the number of squash you get from 2 plants…and apparently all at once.  Looking for recipes that will put a dent in the supply of zucchini that is monopolizing my vegetable crisper.   I remembered a recipe I had tried from cookbook author Ottolenghi, turkey and…

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She’s Baaaaack….Guest Blogger Jamie!

Hello!  This is Jamie!  I know I know, it’s been a while, blame the Rice bioengineering department.  Don’t worry, I’ve missed you guys, too. I’m currently sitting in the car typing this; it is the first hour of a 12 hour drive back to Houston from Nashville. Okay, I lied. I’m going to be honest,…

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Kids will be Kids

Have you seen those Procter & Gamble Olympics commercials? You know, the ones about moms.  By the time they are over you are bawling your head off and grabbing another tissue.  Well if you haven’t, check out this link P&G Olympics Mom Commercial.  I cry every time I see one.  Don’t tell anyone. Though I am…

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The Big Apple

Right before the holidays I was trying to figure out what to get the hubby so I called my cousin’s wife Kathy in New York.  She is my Go-to-Guru for kitchen appliances and cookbooks.  I was curious about a sous vide machine and knew she had one.  She mentioned she was throwing a surprise birthday party…

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Milk and Cookies Anyone? (Peanut Butter Cookies)

Lately I have been on a  peanut butter kick.   Slathered on apple wedges, chunks of banana, in celery to make it edible, or a pbj sandwich when I am off for a bike ride or at a regatta. It is eminently convenient, a great energy and protein source and the added bonus, a pbj sammie makes…

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Parts Unknown & Sauces Unknown (Soy Sauce Noodles)

I am hooked on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. I just started watching it on Netflix.  It’s not just about food, everything is fair game; history, lifestyle (check out the Tokyo episode), politics, culture. If you have a chance watch the episode on Shanghai.  Shanghai has become the city of the future, a financial hub and global powerhouse,…

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Sure Thing Wings

Our original novice women’s group got together the other night. Four of us are still rowing but the others have since moved on to other sports or endeavors. I can’t imagine why, doesn’t everyone love getting up at the crack of dawn four days a week?  We met at Moultrup’s house, Gidge, 2-seat, Snookies, Way-way,…

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Done at Last, Done at Last, Thank God Almighty Done at Last

I hope you don’t think the title is blasphemous…but I am celebrating, yep, doing the happy dance. I finally finished Jamie’s Kimono quilt!  You may be thinking, okay, good for you. You don’t understand, I started it when Jamie was 2 years old and as some of you may know, she is a rising sopohmore in…

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So Easy Your Kids Could Make This. Mine Can!

When I went off to college and moved into an apartment, I would call my Dad (he was the chef in our family) for advice on cooking.  “Dad, what kind of meat do I use for stir fries?  I learned the hard way that beef chuck was not the right choice.  How do I make corn soup,…

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