Role Mommy on the Run
I forgot all about polenta until I saw it in Trader Joe's yesterday! I was looking for gluten free dinner ideas to make a special dinner for my niece who is going out of town and I saw the prepared tube of polenta on the shelf. These tubes are so user friendly and can be fried up and embellished to become a delicious side dish or appetizer in just a few minutes. Try the following recipe and let me know what you think!... Read more
From the Blogs
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the ones we relish. I have been on an Indian cooking kick for a few weeks now and I love making this quick raita (yogurt sauce) to accompany dishes that need a little sauce. I have been making use of all my luscious cucumbers from our garden but any store bought ones will do as well. Enjoy!... Read more
What to do when you have a little leftover ricotta from making a lasagna? How about making a quick and tasty fritatta? I love using up some leftover corn as well to give it some summer freshness. Enjoy!... Read more
Sometimes we forget the old classics when we need a quick dinner. I made this semi-homemade recipe that was a crowd pleaser and very quick to prepare last week when my brother was visiting and we were running all over town. I use Whole Foods 365 brand marinara sauce and grate my own mozzarella which is MUCH cheaper than buying it grated. Enjoy! ... Read more
Ice cream is great for any time of year but especially in summer. Back in the day (do I sound old?) all ice cream was natural but definitely not so anymore. Many ice cream brands, especially the inexpensive ones, have loads of additives that might surprise you. Although the following ingredients are ones that you wouldn't want to eat every day, a once in a while home made ice cream treat beats the chemical filled ones. If you don't already have an ice cream maker, you may either want to invest in one or make this the old fashioned way by shaking with ice (many recipes are on line for that activity!). Also, you may want to remove the Kahlua if you are serving kids. Enjoy!... Read more
here is one thing that my husband cannot stand about me during the summer time. While the weather might be sweltering outside, I can always be found covering up my less than favorite body parts. The biggest offenders are my calves, knees and my thighs. For as long as I can remember, I've hated my lower body. I've been blessed with a small waist but have inherited the genes of my European born grandmothers, I am a pear through and through. I do not have the body of a ballet dancer. Rather, I have the frame of a potato farmer. ... Read more
Plus: Creating a Healthier Next Generation, Take Back the Kitchen: Alma's Hummus, Take Back the Kitchen: Alma's Parmesan and Leek Tart , Take Back the Kitchen: Alma's Chick Pea Salad with Mango, and even more in the archives!
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