So I’ve decided this is basically a Mexican version of shepherd’s pie. And it’s delicious. I’m a huge fan of cornbread, so I was pretty confident this would be a hit – thankfully my husband enjoyed it just as much.
It’s a strange thing, to be eager for pain.
To be waiting for it with anticipation, not dread. Maybe a little anxiety, but not fear. It will be welcome when it comes, because there is certainty that on the other side is something glorious. The joy and wonder that is longed for is only available after the pain, by experiencing the pain. When it subsides, it will be forgotten, and what will be remembered is only the journey, the process, the incredible and miraculous result.
Therefore, I will be thrilled when labor begins. Continue reading
My husband loves sriracha. I don’t use it often, but I don’t shy away when I find a good recipe that includes it, either. This is one of those. And hey, you can always adjust the amount based on your tastes, but don’t leave it out! Continue reading
My husband shot a deer behind our house last fall. I did not grow up in a hunting culture, so this whole experience was new to me. I watched him hang the buck in our garage, picked up the meat after it was sorted and packaged, and thought, now what? I had never cooked venison before. Continue reading
I’ve made this for guests twice in the last couple of weeks, and it’s been a huge hit. Sometimes I find it hard to make chicken that has lots of flavor and moisture, but doesn’t take a crazy amount of work. This recipe definitely checks all the boxes.
Ready for another edition? The stories are endless of what our tyrannical little people will do, for reasons beyond our understanding.
Today my toddler cried because …
… she wanted the food on my plate, which was exactly the same as what was on hers. Continue reading
This is probably one of the healthiest recipes coming from my kitchen to you. My husband and I usually try to kick off a new year with primarily vegetarian dinners and sugar-free snacks, so I added this dish to my meal plan. It was actually quite the hit, and it’ll be devoured again even when we aren’t on any sort of diet. Continue reading
Our second child is still a few months away from arriving, and I’m already feeling guilty about the lack of attention I’m paying her – at least in comparison to the first little human I grew.
When I was pregnant with our first, I read books and blogs and forums and all the handouts from my midwife. I sat around rubbing my stomach and researching what part of the baby was developing in my womb that week. I looked forward to my appointments, when we would chat about how I was feeling and listen to the heartbeat.
It’s slightly different this time around. Continue reading
Mmm, pork chops. Definitely one of my favorites. We bought half a pig this winter, so I’m pretty well stocked. You’d think I would try a lot of different recipes with a freezer full of pork, but I keep coming back to this one. Probably because I love maple even more than I love pork chops. Continue reading