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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie

Want to get about a bazillion servings of veggies into picky eaters? This is your recipe, folks.

Eliza and Jake are both very picky about which vegetables they’ll eat (Jonas and I will eat about anything), but I can get tons of veggies in their bellies by being a bit … Read the rest

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I made a ton of chocolate covered strawberries for Jake’s work party on Valentine’s Day. And, oh my goodness, yum.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I kept telling people all day that if I had known they were this easy to make, I would have been way fatter way longer ago.

Seriously, it’s this simple: … Read the rest

Savory Sunday Vol. 1

Savory Sunday

Welcome to a brand new Nerd Nest Series! I’ve been trying to figure out how to blog about food for some time now. I’d previously been posting a What’s for Dinner series that featured a dinner dish every blue moon. But I’ve found myself wanting to post about several meals … Read the rest

Island Chicken Salad + Homemade Caribbean Jerk Rub

It’s finally feeling a little bit like winter around here, but I’m in denial. I’m ready for sunshine! If my skin can’t have it, at least my stomach can. I’m craving summer food.

Island Chicken Salad

We eat a lot of salads in the summer (who wants to be slaving over a hot … Read the rest

Cheeseburger Soup + Dinners Lately

I’ve been making fancy (Jake would say weird) dinners lately, so Jake used his veto power and requested only very normal dinners this week. I can’t blame him. January looked a lot like this: chicken parm-atouille (reverse chicken parmesan + veggie ratatouille), pea risotto with squashy souffle (airy winter squash … Read the rest

Chicken and Noodles Recipe

Chicken and Noodles

Flu season is here, and there’s nothing better to stop a runny nose and a sore throat than a soothing bowl of chicken noodle soup. I love my grandma’s recipe, complete with homemade noodles. If you try this creamy version with thick, bouncy noodles and tender chicken breast, you’ll never … Read the rest


My new mantra needs to be: Calorie coma will not crush sadness.

Calorie Coma

We lost someone we love this week. We don’t want to give any details to spare the family, but it has been hard.

And it took me a minute, but I realized that I’m totally trying to squash … Read the rest

Granny Chicken Wrap

Want to get all of your food groups into one bite? This awesome wrap is a hand-held food pyramid.

Granny Chicken Wrap

Put baked or grilled chicken (we used leftovers from chicken caesar salad), bacon, thinly sliced granny smith apples, and romaine lettuce on a whole grain tortilla. Drizzle with honey mustard (olive … Read the rest

Chicken Tikka Masala

Get ready for it: this is my signature recipe.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Every time we have big groups of people are coming over, it’s always requested. I’ve taken to making way more than we need every time we make this, because once word gets out that there’s “chicken tikki” at the Anderson house, … Read the rest

What’s for Dinner

Autumn is here! Even if it isn’t official; we’ve been having some wonderful fall weather and that calls for autumn food! Bring on the stews, soups, chilis, apples and pumpkin! Here’s what we’ve been eating for the past week or so to celebrate the season change.

What's for Dinner?

Rachel Ray’s Chicken Apple Read the rest