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Cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 4, the Finale

About a month ago, my husband Shawn came home with a cookbook for me and I started cooking from it. This is the fourth recipe I have made (and blogged!) from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals. Classic Tomato Spaghetti (which I made with farfalle) is anything but classic. It …

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Cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 3

Two hours ago, I edited this photo and sat down to write about it … but then I realized the Grey’s Anatomy season finale was on and I had to watch it. OMG, Grey’s. (And yes, that is all I am going to say about that.) We tried another recipe from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover …

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Cooking From Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 1

Did you watch Jamie’s Food Revolution? The show followed Jamie Oliver as he sought to change the way people in Huntington, West Virginia, eat. Huntington, which was recently named the fattest town in the country, responded with some resistance. However, with Oliver’s persistence, school lunches went from frozen processed foods to healthier, fresh meals. As …

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Grilled Island Chicken Recipe

It’s Tuesday afternoon and I am sitting in my home office, with The Beach Boys’ Sounds Of Summer playing in the background. Outside my open windows are a brilliant blue sky, bright sunlight and the sound of laughing children. It’s enough to make you throw open your arms and yell Welcome, springtime. This is weather that just …

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Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

In thinking about today’s post, I thought it was a little ironic that I wrote about getting your kids more active on Friday and am writing about sweets today. But irony aside, these things can really coexist. Afterall, raising a healthy family and leading a healthy life is not about deprivation. It’s about moderation, balance, …

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Slow-Cooker BBQ Joint Beef Brisket Recipe

Making food from scratch is one of those things that I take pride in. Pancakes? We have ‘em at least once a week, always from scratch. Biscuits? When I get the hankering I turn to a great recipe that I found on The Perfect Pantry. Cookies? Always from scratch. Macaroni and cheese? Usually from scratch. …

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