It's no secret that the holidays can be tricky for healthy eating. Cookies and cakes everywhere, cheeseballs, lots of cocktails, the list goes on. I'm always in charge of taking dessert for Christmas Day dinner at my in-law's house. By that evening, we are so stuffed with holiday goodies that it's best to tread lightly for dessert.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
In my "What I Learned in Culinary School" series, I'll be sharing tips and tricks that I learned from two years of working with some of the country's best chefs. This will include big things like learning to work efficiently, and small things like how to cook bacon perfectly. All of them will be applicable to your home kitchen, making you a faster, better, and more confident cook.
This post was originally titled "How a Meatball Can Save Your Life," but perhaps that's a wee bit dramatic for a Tuesday morning, no? It's unlikely that a meatball will save your life, but there's a good chance that one can save your dinner. Bonus: you get a snack before dinner!
Monday, December 9, 2013
Is it weird that I'm already looking forward to January? Sure, it's my birthday month, but more so than that - it's the best snackin' month of the year! There's New Years Day (great snacking and football day) and the Super Bowl (same deal) (OK, the Super Bowl is technically a few days into February, but who's keeping track?).
Sunday, December 8, 2013
What kind of party do you like to throw for the holiday season? Personally, I love having a few friends over for dinner. It give us a chance to relax and unwind, and gives them the night off from cooking! Because of course, I'm always cooking, so it's no trouble for me at all.
Friday, December 6, 2013
My husband, in-laws and I were in California last month for the wedding of a family friend. While most of our trip was spent celebrating the happy couple, we had one day to visit the San Diego Zoo (panda-monium!) and enjoy the most amazing brunch on the trip to the zoo. Our meal at The Ramos House Cafe is one that I'll always remember.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Does anyone else feel like New Years Eve is always such a letdown? Sometimes, I think I'm better off just staying home on the couch. If I go to some organized "party," I have to pay for entry, pay more for drinks, and then awkwardly stand around with a few friends (but mostly a bunch of strangers) just kind of waiting for midnight. Kiss, go home. Hooray?
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
When I tell people that I don't like grilled cheese and tomato soup, they freak the F out. It's un-American, they cry. But saying that I don't like those things is a hold-over from times when tomato soup meant a can of watery condensed tomato substance (yuck) and grilled cheese was white bread with a "processed cheese product" slice (double yuck).