Category: In the Kitchen


Tracking a Year of Meals

Tracking a Year of Meals

  Near the end of 2014 I was reading Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach. Rosenstrach started keeping track of her nightly meals in 1998 and has kept up with her food diaries through meticulous journaling. I’m notorious for being a failure at keeping a journal, but I wondered if I could keep up with a monthly calendar of what we ate each night. I printed out a blank calendar for the month and […]

Posted 23 January, 2016 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 29 Comments
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Cheddar Meatloaf

Cheddar Meatloaf

Meatloaf has never really appealed to me. It’s basically a chunk of tasteless meat that one must dip each bite into ketchup to enjoy. That is until I had my mother-in-law’s meatloaf for the first time. And the second, and third, etc. I finally convinced her to share her recipe with me (which she got from one of those community cookbooks that likely originally got the recipe from a magazine). This meatloaf is so easy […]

Posted 13 November, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 24 Comments
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Dinner Solved by Katie Workman [Cookbook Review]

Dinner Solved by Katie Workman [Cookbook Review]

Title: Dinner Solved Author: Katie Workman Published: 2015 | Pages: 372 Food Type: Just about everything Rating: I’m in love In Short: Warning. While I don’t go gaga over authors, I am an absolute unabashed fan-girl of Katie Workman and her cookbooks. I adore her, I adore her recipes, I adore it all. But I’ll give you the In Short in her words: “This book is filled with 100-plus recipes designed to be doable, crowdpleasing, comforting, […]

Posted 24 October, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Reading Nook / 11 Comments
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Kid Approved Family Dinners

Kid Approved Family Dinners

The other day I was begging for brainstorming on twitter food related post ideas that also center around kids. A friend asked me if I had any suggestions for dinners that are kid friendly but that the adults in our family enjoy as well. This actually led me to write the post about tips for eating with young kids since my first thought was I won’t cook anything that I don’t want to eat! Scott and […]

Posted 11 September, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Mommyhood / 17 Comments
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Simple Tips to Enhance Food Photography | Inspiration on Monday

Simple Tips to Enhance Food Photography | Inspiration on Monday

  Food photography is something that has long baffled me. This has especially been true since Pinterest has stormed the scene and changed the way that many bloggers started presenting material. Vertical pictures are more appealing than horizontal pictures. I could always tell when my husband was using my camera because he was the only one taking vertical shots–not anymore! Add words to a picture or don’t? What makes you want to pin from one […]

Posted 7 September, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 12 Comments
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8 Dinner Tips for Eating with Young Kids

8 Dinner Tips for Eating with Young Kids

Brainstorming meals that my girls will enjoy has been quite the journey over the past several years. Both of gone through very picky eater stages (we’re currently in the picky eater trenches with Evie (2) now and I forgot how terrible it can be), but just like everything else in parenthood–we just keep trucking along. As a provider of food I have a few personal rules that I try to stick with when it comes […]

Posted 29 August, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Life, Mommyhood / 27 Comments
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Shrimp Dragon Noodles

Shrimp Dragon Noodles

    Years ago I used to buy Pad Thai dinner kits from Thai Kitchen for an easy two-person meal. These kits started to become more difficult to find and as our girls began eating the same dinners that we did, I forgot about these yummy noodle dishes (which admittedly do not compare to restaurant Pad Thai in any way). A couple months ago someone mentioned Dragon Noodles from Budget Bytes and I had to take […]

Posted 22 August, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 19 Comments
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Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

  As I’ve previously discussed, my family is not big on chicken. Because of this, I’m constantly on the search for protein for our dinners that is still lean. Pork Tenderloin cooks up beautifully and is tender and moist. This Rosemary Pork Tenderloin recipes is one of my favorites and SO easy to make! From Betty Crocker’s Entertaining Basics this is the easiest “fancy” meal I cook and a savior on nights when I’m trying […]

Posted 11 July, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 21 Comments
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Cooking Perfect Chicken | Inspiration on Monday

Cooking Perfect Chicken | Inspiration on Monday

Image Credit: Steve Johnson | Flickr Creative Commons I was racking my brain trying to come up with a topic for today’s Inspiration on Monday, and finally last Friday’s post about Chicken Piccata helped spark an idea. Though I’m not sure you’ll find much inspiration in this actual post–rather I’m seeking inspiration from you! Help a girl out, ok? You see, I’m not sure I ever learned how to properly cook chicken breasts. If I […]

Posted 15 June, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 20 Comments
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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

One of my greatest dinnertime meal planning woes is that my husband doesn’t like chicken, particularly chicken breasts. I personally don’t like cooking dark meat because I don’t like dealing with the extra “stuff.” Mind you, I’d take a big juicy steak over chicken most days, but I’m always trying to find “inoffensive” ways to add chicken to our dinners so our red meat intake doesn’t get out of control. There seems to be two […]

Posted 12 June, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 40 Comments
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