Tag: dinner

naan pizzas

It wouldn’t be summer if I wasn’t wiping noses and playing Bop It alone in a dark room.  (click on the link for a description of Bop It a.k.a the greatest game in the universe). Wait, what?! You all probably expected me to say something more glamorous like “putting on tanning oil and playing volleyball […]

rosemary chicken

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at ones most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.” My dad just got home from Newport and brought me a little tin box full of family recipes.  They’re […]

chicken tortilla soup

Who said comfort food can’t be healthy?Yeah, I know I kicked off my series of “comfort” recipes with the quintessential butter-and-cheese-laden maceroni and cheese casserole. But I think you all deserve a little bit of comfort everyday, not just on mac-and-cheesy days.So I came up with this soup. It’s full of nutrients, vitamins, lean protein, light […]

tomato soup

My dad said that he could have soup and a toasty sandwich every day, and never get tired of it. This soup is traditional, mellow, and has a lovely tomato flavor.  It conjures up peaceful, childhood memories — without coming from a red and white can. As the days get cooler, and the air gets […]

best crab cakes

Making crab cakes at home is a lot easier than I thought. In fact, crab cakes are ridiculously easy to make from scratch. When formed into large patties, they make a hearty, summer dinner — and when formed into little bites, they make adorable appetizers (a.k.a the perfect party food). While I was researching various […]

2 bean turkey chili

 For the past two weeks, I have been on a service trip in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  It was a great, once-in-a-lifetime experience. I got to work in the public gardens, help clear trails at the National Parks, package food and hand out groceries at the food bank, and (my personal favorite) help at the […]