Dining on Mount Desert Island

Toby and I recently returned from a wonderful week spent in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island on the southern coast of Maine. We’ll be celebrating our fifth year wedding anniversary this fall, and we wanted to get away to celebrate, but since the baby is due in November, we moved up our plans to make it a summer trip. My parents were graciously … Continue reading Dining on Mount Desert Island

Cookbook Review: Slow Cooker Revolution: The Easy Prep Edition

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned I was going to be reviewing a cookbook that we just bought from America’s Test Kitchen on easy prep recipes for the slow cooker. I picked an array of recipes: a casserole, stew, main meat dish, dessert and a side to try out and see if they lived up to their easy prep designation, while still tasting great. I … Continue reading Cookbook Review: Slow Cooker Revolution: The Easy Prep Edition

Cookbook Review: Slow Cooker Revolution: The Easy Prep Edition

Our family has long relied on “Slow Cooker Revolution” by America’s Test Kitchen as our bible for slow cooker recipes and we have some definite favorites that we return to again and again, such as Moroccan Chicken Stew, Korean Braised Short Ribs, Vegetarian Black Bean Chili and Barbecued Baked Beans (Oliver’s favorite!). However, the ingredient lists for some of the recipes in the book seem … Continue reading Cookbook Review: Slow Cooker Revolution: The Easy Prep Edition

New Year’s Food Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’m so glad to be back at the blog after some time away! We took a family vacation before the Christmas holiday to enjoy a little beach time in the Dominican Republic with our little half pint! We had such a great time. The weather was beautiful, the accommodations were wonderful and the food at our all-inclusive resort was actually really good! … Continue reading New Year’s Food Resolutions

Dine In on December 3

This weekend I had the opportunity, through the Master Food Volunteer program, to help promote Family and Consumer Sciences Day, which is supporting a commitment to¬†“dine in” on December 3 to promote preparing and eating a healthy meal together as a family. They are aiming for 200,000 families to commit to this event. If you want to find out more and commit to “dining in”, … Continue reading Dine In on December 3

An Evening with America’s Test Kitchen

This week, Toby and I had the chance to go to see a show put on by Christopher Kimbell and America’s Test Kitchen, held at George Washington University. Our dear friend, Joan, was visiting us and kindly offered to watch our little one, so we made a night of it with a quick dinner beforehand. We tried out Beefsteak, the new *mostly* vegetarian eatery by … Continue reading An Evening with America’s Test Kitchen