Korean(ish) Tacos? Sure, why not?

I’m not sure why we decided we had to make these, but we whipped out the Instant Pot and dutifully did so. So we scoured the Internet looking for inspiration, and decided to adapt this great recipe from Pinch of Yum. We adjusted it a fair bit it to suit our taste buds and health…

Because it’s hummus night, and the feeling’s right.

One of the rare meals upon which all five members of our family can agree is hummus, babaghanoush, and whole wheat pizza. My husband and I like to add roasted red peppers, olives, and feta to our hummus, but our kids are content to eat hummus plain. The tricky bit, though, is that they prefer…

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Who doesn’t love refried beans? The better question is: why am I not making these every other week? Now that school/work/afterschool lessons have swung into beast mode, we’re back to careful meal planning and weekend food prep. Yesterday, we made whole wheat pizza dough, whole wheat pita, refried beans, spicy pork noodles, and chile rellenos…

Copycat Egg Bites

Mornings.¬†Ugh. Weekday mornings are the worst in our house – my husband and I both work full-time, and we have three kids to get fed, dressed, groomed and prepped for school/daycare. It’s a lot. I’m always in search of the holy grail of breakfasts, the sort of dish that doesn’t make me feel like a…

Crawfish Etouffee

Y’all. I’m sorry. The entire month of April was consumed by a flurry of 7-day work weeks and long nights. But in the sage words of the Backstreet Boys, “Backstreet’s back, all right.” And here I am, though I’m less blonde and substantially more female. I’m back to meal planning, too, or at least I…

Instant Pot Yogurt

Now that the benevolent dictator, our 6 year-old, is back to school, mornings are once again hectic and harried. Armed with only a half-gallon of 1% milk and a small container of plain Greek yogurt, here’s how I’m tackling breakfast this week.

Cold Steak and Vegetables

Surprising entirely no one, kids are expensive. So while we don’t often eat red meat, one of my favorite weeknight dinners when it’s hot outside is a cold, thin-sliced filet alongside some cold, roasted vegetables. When I find tenderloin filet on megacrazycheap special at the grocery store, I’ll often stand there and debate a nice…

Instant Pot Zinfandel Braised Short Ribs

When I was describing this meal on Twitter yesterday, my phone kept autocorrecting braised to braided, earning me a ton of French braid jokes. I can laugh, though, because I’m the one who got to eat this.