- Thursday, April 7, 2011
Foodie With Family: High Pie with berries
I recently discovered that my youngest, age 5, has said something incorrectly for his entire life. While congratulating his older brothers on a fort they had built, he thrust his little hand in the air and yelled, "High Pie, guys!" As his mother, I was obliged to tell him the "correct" version of the saying, but I also mentioned that I liked his version better. Honestly, it's brilliant. What's better than pie? I can't think of a more suitable exclamation of excitement. Baking and serving foods in Mason jars has been all the rage lately and for pretty good reason. Fruit pies to pot pies to custards to cakes and everything else imaginable has been stuffed into the portable, reusable, heat/freezer/dishwasher safe canning jar. It's easy to store these convenient servings for later use.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 10, 2011
Foodie with Family: Sensational spud
While I still love my high-falutin' culinary projects, my evolution as a cook has moved me toward doing as little as possible to good things to coax as much of the natural flavor from them as possible. Hasselback potatoes are Swedish, but don't panic! Potato dishes of any nationality work for St. Patrick's Day because on March 17, the whole world is Irish. (Full article includes recipes for Garlic Hasselback Potatoes and Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Skillet Cookie.)Continued ...
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
Foodie With Family: Feed your cold kids
What is it about sledding hills that brings out the Evel Knievel in children? My boys — who have a rather nicely developed sense of self-preservation — become more than just a little reckless when you stand them at the top of an ice-covered mountain with a sled in their hands. It's nice to welcome them home with Potato Roesti and Bacon Jam.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
Foodie With Family: Flavored popcorn
Popcorn is the ultimate snack food. Portable, filling, inexpensive, tasty and customizable, popcorn can be eaten with just a little salt, or gussied up for company. Grab a heavy pan with a lid and a capacity of at least eight quarts, and I'll walk you through 15 of my favorite ways to eat popcorn.Continued ...
- Monday, December 13, 2010
Foodie with Family: Indulge sweet tooth
I have a child with an incurable sweet tooth. Most of the year, I am on sentry duty preventing said youngster from sugar-toothing himself into trouble; Carrot sticks, hummus, hard-boiled eggs and peanut butter abound. This time of year, however, I'm a little more lenient.Continued ...
- Monday, November 15, 2010
Foodie With Family: Break bread, pass it
Thanksgiving always has and always will equal bread in my brain. As a bread-loving child, it was my dream holiday.Continued ...
- Monday, October 18, 2010
Foodie With Family: Quick! Cookies
In our home, a cookie jar is well-nigh impossible to keep filled. Lack of cookies is not an option. The solution is a stack of cookie recipes that can be turned out last minute to keep the whole crew happy.Continued ...
- Monday, September 20, 2010
Foodie with Family: Fall's baking season
Baking, flannel shirts and frosting thieves. This is the stuff of fall traditions. Since it is now nearly officially fall, it is time to dust off some of our shelved-for-the-summer classics and give them some timely attention.Continued ...
- Monday, August 23, 2010
Rebecca Lindamood: Hot days of canning
When produce is coming on great guns and it's time to give the canner its annual stress test, it is going to be the hottest stretch of weather in memory.Continued ...
- Monday, July 26, 2010
Foodie with Family: Garden of Delights
I wandered out to the garden to check on progress one steamy morning last week and got the shock of my life. Cucumbers had arrived early. Very early. There were a lot of them. And cucumbers wait for no man. It was time to pickle.Continued ...
- Monday, June 28, 2010
Foodie With Family: Peel me off ceiling
I am a total wimp when it comes to caffeine, much to the dismay of my parents, siblings and husband, each of whom has gradually replaced the plasma in their blood with super-strong coffee.Continued ...
- Monday, May 31, 2010
Lindamood: Wiping away bad sponge cake
I have people coming over for dinner to celebrate my grandmother's birthday, I still have to clean, I told everyone that I would make Tres Leches cake and I should've known better.Continued ...
- Monday, May 3, 2010
Foodie with Family: A healthy dessert. Really.
I am a baker. I am the sugarplum fairy, for crying out loud. Desserts are what I do. I have always been a little (read: a lot) snotty about healthy desserts. "You want a healthy dessert? Eat an apple!"Continued ...
- Monday, March 8, 2010
Foodie with Family: Spring and camo casts
Geese aren't the only creatures in flight this time of year. My 8-year-old, Ty, attempted flight off of our loveseat last week -- aided in his endeavor by propulsion provided by his elder brother -- and landed in the local emergency room.Continued ...
- Monday, February 8, 2010
Foodie With Family: Team Couch Potato
There is very little I find more soul-satisfying than cuddling up in a fuzzy blanket on the couch with endless plates of finger foods and hot drinks while watching athletic people exert themselves to the breaking point for pride and nation in sub-zero temperatures.Continued ...
- Monday, January 11, 2010
Foodie With Family: Determined to have fun
The week before Christmas marked a major milestone for me as a parent. My husband and I left all five of our sons (and our two dogs) with my sainted mother (sainted for agreeing to and following through with a promise to watch the aforementioned horde) and flew to Houston. As in Texas. The Texas.Continued ...
- Monday, December 14, 2009
Foodie with Family: Reluctantly sentimental
I don't normally think of myself as an overly sentimental person. But there is something about Christmas that -- coupled with an overactive imagination -- really fires up my reluctant sentimentality. Also, what kind of food columnist would I be if I didn't give you at least one party food recipe to grace your holiday buffets?Continued ...
- Monday, November 16, 2009
Foodie With Family: Fighting holiday crowds
I spend a good portion of the holiday season (and ready or not, we're in it now!) trying to avoid crowds. Although it seems a contradiction, I eagerly anticipate Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and everything in between for most of the year. Just not the crowds.Continued ...
- Monday, October 19, 2009
Foodie With Family: Late-night snacks
Last night my husband offered to get the boys ready for bed and tuck them in last night so I could have a break. He did this out of the kindness of his heart. Or maybe he did it because I had crazy eyes when I begged him to do it. Who knows? The fact remains that he did it. And as I sat on the couch snuggled up in my favorite blanket I heard snippets of my husband's bedtime conversation technique drifting down from overhead ...Continued ...
- Monday, September 21, 2009
Foodie With Family: Racing kids, clock
This is a great time of year to consider delicious dinner building blocks that save time and money. With just a little forethought, it is possible to have homemade dinners on the table whether you're eating around races with your kids, meetings, studies, work, after-school or community activities.Continued ...
- Monday, August 24, 2009
Foodie With Family: Poison ivy payback
'What's the big deal about poison ivy? Except for when folks get a secondary infection from it and have to take medicine, I don't understand why they dwell on it so much. Why can't they buck up and deal with it? It's just a little itch." That's what I thought until last week when, for the first time in my life, I experienced my own poison ivy reaction.Continued ...
- Monday, July 27, 2009
Foodie with Family: Special foods for Ty
All of my boys are unique individuals. Ty, my third born, is undoubtedly my quietest child. Ty behaves like an angel in public. He eats politely at restaurants and doesn't wiggle in his seat. He is slightly built, blonde-haired, porcelain-skinned, blue-eyed and soft-spoken; and he's totally, 100 percent wacky. You see, his quiet presence is really just a ruse.Continued ...
- Monday, June 29, 2009
Foodie With Family: Full-stomach hunting
Three of our beautiful egg-laying chickens were stolen from our coop by some nefarious wildlife type critter within 24 hours. So while my husband and I went to work shoring up the defenses of our chicken coop, our five sons launched a large-scale paramilitary operation on our backwoods 20 acres. Upon discovering that the third hen had been stolen, the boys descended into a huddle. With occasional furtive glances toward the coop, they spent a solid five minutes whispering, planning and gesticulating wildly.Continued ...
- Monday, June 1, 2009
Foodie with Family: I'm stronger. Right?
My sister suggested two weeks ago that my saying of the year should be, "It's not working right now." After a winter full of near constant catastrophic vehicle problems, a broken washing machine, a broken water heater, a case of identity (and actual) theft, a dead chicken, and a few other inconveniences -- both large and small -- it would appear that my conversations have been peppered with, "Well, I'd love to ____ but my ____ isn't working right now."Continued ...
- Monday, May 4, 2009
Foodie With Family: Kids save us from salesman
Our first mistake was probably agreeing to the "complimentary in-home, no-obligation water test." Frustrated by years of various and sundry water-related complaints, we uncharacteristically agreed to let a "water technician" (read: tenacious salesman) come into our house and test our water.Continued ...