Thursday, February 16, 2017
Are any of you familiar with the term "Hygge"? I've been hearing a lot about it lately and I have to say that I love it. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish term roughly translating to the word "cozy" in English. It means snuggling up with a blanket and a pug on your lap with a good book and a hot cup of coffee while it's cold and snowing outside. I guess growing up and living the midwest - Iowa and Minnesota - made me appreciate how lucky I am to have a nice, warm home to live in when the weather is unbearable outside. I truly live for the simple things in life and appreciate how satisfying just sitting quietly and realizing how comforting your surroundings can be.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
This time of year makes me yearn for creamy comfort foods, like soup, stew and pasta dishes. One of my favorite pasta dishes right now is Creamy Italian Turkey Penne. I'm excited to share the recipe with you, but first, I wanted to share my recipe for Italian sausage, which is the main ingredient. You can make this sausage with either ground pork, ground turkey or ground chicken. I tend to use ground turkey most frequently. It is lean and I like the flavor.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Most of the time, I'm looking for recipes to cook for dinner that serves four. It's just my husband and me, so it works out great: I only have to cook once, but have dinner covered for two nights. Leftovers are great! Sometimes though, I need a dish that only serves two people if we aren't going to be around to eat leftovers. That's why I came up with this recipe.
Monday, January 2, 2017
I meant to share this Food.com recipe a long time ago, but somehow it slipped through the cracks. I can see how that would have happened since I was avoiding eggs for a while. I definitely had an intolerance to them, but now I seem to be eating them just fine (knock on wood). I'm actually tolerating a lot of foods just fine now. My husband, on the other hand, is a different story. He was diagnosed with fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance last year, so I continue to cook and bake low-FODMAP for him.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Have any of you been watching "The Great American Baking Show"? At first I didn't want to watch it because I thought it would be too stressful, but I've actually been enjoying it. Seeing the skill and creativeness these bakers have is so inspiring. The only part I don't like is the time crunch. I guess that's what makes the show exciting, but it reminds me too much of writing my book. 100 recipes in less than six months. Talk about a time crunch.