Zucchini Basil Spaghetti

Zucchini Basil Pasta

The good thing about Carl going out of town is that my grocery bill is literally cut in half. The bad news is I have 4 boys who will be teenagers before I know it, and this makes me realize that I don’t think we’ll be able to afford to feed them anything but noodles […]

Rush Hour Meals: Pork Tenderloin with Mango Avocado Salsa

Pork tenderloin with mango-avocado salsa - a quick and colourful summer meal that can be grilled or done in the oven! Recipe on hiddenponies.com

I received a copy of Rush Hour Meals by Rose Reisman from Whitecap Publishing for review.  I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are, of course, my own :) Make sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post! After 10 years of marriage, it was time to say […]

Homemade Honey Garlic Sauce

Homemade Honey Garlic Sauce with Ginger

As I’m about to tell you about the value of making your own sauces from scratch, I feel it’s only fair to also tell you I bought a not-insignificant-sized jar of Cheez Whiz last week. So please, don’t take me too seriously. I mostly make my own sauces because I don’t remember to buy them, […]

Honey Soy Chicken Thighs

honey soy chicken thighs

Since we’re talking about thighs today, let’s talk about mine. Yesterday, I wore pants. It has been so hot, but enough forest fire smoke has blown in that the sun is essentially blocked, and yesterday was downright pleasant, both outside and in. While I pray for rain and for the safety of those brave firefighters […]

Crispy Baked Buttermilk Chicken

Crispy Baked Buttermilk Chicken

Have you ever seen that Seinfeld episode where Jerry and George dare Elaine to grab food from another customer’s plate at a restaurant and carry on walking as though nothing was out of the ordinary? She can’t work up the courage despite being ravenous, but that courage comes easily to our independent 2-year-old. After a […]

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

I didn’t actually realize that scallops were a seafood dish until recently. Growing up at home, we had scallops every Easter, and fairly regularly other times, in the form of thinly-sliced potatoes with onions, white sauce, and of course, muchos au gratin. My mom always gave the impression that they were fairly time consuming and fiddly, […]

Cheesy Ham & Sage Casserole

Ham & Sage Casserole with Apple - freezer friendly, and perfect for using up leftover ham!

I am just watching, and waiting. Five nights ago, one little boy spent the whole night launching his leftovers, and, if everyone I know on Facebook is to be believed, with a family of six we aren’t getting off that easy.  So far, the baby has a terrible-but-only-occasional barking cough, and no one else has […]