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52 Recipes Minibook

Written on June 10, 2015 at 11:59 am, by

52 Recipes - Minibook Project from the Nerd Nest

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One of my ongoing goals in life is to try one new recipe a week. It doesn’t always happen–sometimes life gets too busy–but starting this goal is how I learned to cook years ago. It keeps me from falling into a rut Continue

Putting Together the Recipe Book

Written on March 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm, by

Homemade Recipe Book using Recipe Template Set by Megan Anderson

This morning I posted about the recipe book I made for the DLW Document What You Eat challenge. I also wanted to post a little bit about how the recipe book, which I made using the Document Life Workshop Recipe Template Set, came together. This isn’t a tutorial on … Continue

Mom’s Chili Recipe

Written on November 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm, by

Mom's Chili

I shared my mom’s awesome chili recipe a long time ago, but it’s buried in a post with no photos. I thought it deserved a post all its own.

I love this chili because it sneaks in a good amount of veggies and makes a TON! I always have … Continue


Written on November 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm, by


Confession: I’ve always wanted to make a real Thanksgiving dinner all by my lonesome. But we don’t have smaller, intimate family Thanksgiving dinner. We’ve got SEVERAL giant extended family parties, and we’re usually shuffling between as many of them as possible so we can see as many people as possible, … Continue

Savory Sunday Vol. 27

Written on August 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm, by


Here’s our meal plan and reality for last week:

The Plan

Sunday | Pancakes, Bacon, and Scrambled Eggs
Monday | Ravioli with Homemade Pesto
Tuesday | Chicken Curry with Peas and Fairy Tale Eggplant served over Saffron Rice
Wednesday | Chicken Tikka Masala
Thursday | Island Chicken Salad with our Homemade Caribbean Continue

Tuna Casserole

Written on July 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm, by

Tuna Casserole

I like to cook with fresh ingredients. It’s better tasting and better for you. But I still end up making one of my less-healthy family recipes about once a week for taste of my childhood. Tuna casserole falls into that camp. It’s filling, yummy, made entirely from frozen and pantry … Continue


Written on July 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm, by


Most of the recipes for lasagna that you’ll find online are complicated. I’d like to venture to make some of those: making your own sauce is certainly more cost effective and I’m sure that the inclusion of more “from scratch” elements is a good for your health. But I’m lazy … Continue

Tilapia Tacos

Written on July 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm, by

Tilapia Tacos

When the triple digit summer weather rolls in, I don’t want to slave over a hot stove. I want something quick, fresh, and light. Tilapia tacos hit the bill on all counts. This is one of my favorite fish dishes: the flavors are so bright!

Tilapia Tacos

Tilapia Tacos

Serves 3. Cook … Continue

Potato Salad

Written on July 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm, by

Potato Salad

One of my very favorite things my mom makes is potato salad. I can never get mine to taste just like hers and, it’s funny, she was always trying to get hers to taste like her mom’s. I guess it’s all about what reminds you of childhood picnics and long … Continue

Eggplant Parmesan

Written on July 6, 2012 at 9:29 am, by

Eggplant Parmesan

We try to eat vegetarian recipes about once a week, and Eggplant Parmesan is by far our favorite vegetarian option for large groups of people. This week my mom and Jake’s step-mom had dinner with us, so it was the perfect time to make eggplant parm. Why? Well, an eggplant … Continue