Lickety-Split Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

There are busy, stressful weeks, and then there are … well, REALLY busy, stressful weeks.  This has been one of the latter.  I considered just skipping a post, but I’ve really committed to checking in here at the kitchen once a week.  Plus, I really needed to make some food for myself!  Then inspiration hit. …

Comforting Roast Chicken & Vegetables

Okay, you’re under stress, you don’t have a lot of time, but you require a nourishing, substantial dinner that’s just a little big fancy but doesn’t keep you in the kitchen for the afternoon.  The next time you’re in that situation, run for this recipe!  It’s been a challenging week with an unexpected trip to…

For Your Sweet Heart …

It’s Heeeeeere … one of my favorite days of the year.  I wish I had a week off to do nothing but bake like crazy and make cards out of pink construction paper!  I realize Valentine’s Day is not everyone’s favorite holiday, and I agree, the Hallmark version can be a bit hard to take….

Let’s Make (Easy) Steamed Dumplings for Chinese New Year!

February 8 marks the beginning of the New Year, according to the Chinese lunar calendar.  Each year corresponds with an animal of the Chinese zodiac — we’re beginning the Year of the Fire Monkey, which I’m particularly looking forward to because I was born in a Monkey year, myself.  In China the New Year or…