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Weekly Meal Plan: St. Patrick’s Day edition

Despite a gloomy start to the week, it’s so excited to think spring is around the corner. We celebrate St. Patrick’s day this week and quickly swap out the decorations for Easter. Tulips and daffodils are starting to poke their little ...

Blog: Random Recycling: Modern Green Living for Busy Families
Posted on: Mar 14, 2016 |  Original Post

Weekly Meal Plan: St. Patrick’s Day edition

Despite a gloomy start to the week, it’s so excited to think spring is around the corner. We celebrate St. Patrick’s day this week and quickly swap out the decorations for Easter. Tulips and daffodils are starting to poke their little ...

Blog: Random Recycling: Modern Green Living for Busy Families
Posted on: Mar 14, 2016 |  Original Post

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Over the last month or so, I have picked up and put down Kitchens of the Great Midwest multiple times without buying it. The title and descriptions just didn’t appeal for some reason. Then finally, serendipitously, in a hurry for a long flight ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Sep 20, 2015 |  Original Post

Welcome to September Meal Plan

It’s time for back to school, back to routines and back to meal planning. After a delightful break from writing out our weekly meal plan, it’s finally time to get organized as our kids head to school tomorrow. The past few weeks for us ...

Blog: Random Recycling: Modern Green Living for Busy Families
Posted on: Sep 07, 2015 |  Original Post

Deployment Diaries #… who knows, anymore.

Is this deployment seriously not over yet? Ugh. We’ve been in the double digits for a while, and by Friday that first digit will have dropped again, and our percentage of time remaining will move into the 20% range. Yay! Anyways. Labor Day ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Aug 25, 2015 |  Original Post

Weekly Meal Plan

Sometimes meal planning needs to take a break, or you need some motivation. One of the first places I turned is surprisingly not Pinterest, it’s our local library. Have you ever taken a walk through the cookbook section in your library? ...

Blog: Random Recycling: Modern Green Living for Busy Families
Posted on: Jun 22, 2015 |  Original Post

Frites, Pies and Tarts, and the Pollan Family Table: Three Cookbooks for the Foodies in your Life

New cookbooks are my favorite thing to find under the Christmas tree. I love to curl up with them, while the kids are off playing with their new toys and the wrapping paper is still strewn all over the floor and dream of new meals to come. In case ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Dec 09, 2014 |  Original Post

Red Rising By Pierce Brown: Weekend Book Pick

Since the Hunger Games came out, hundreds of young adult dystopian novels have been published. A few, like Legend and Divergent, came close to being as thrilling and well written a read. They kept me up late, one more chapter after one more chapter, ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 03, 2014 |  Original Post

Summer Reading 2014

Last year I made a list of my recommended books for summer reading (and a few years ago I wrote a list of my favorite food books). I'm continuing the tradition since it looks like many of you love to read, too, and I think you'll enjoy these books ...

Blog: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Posted on: Jul 23, 2014 |  Original Post

Cinnamon and Gunpowder: a Summer Read Filled with Pirates and Fine Food

When I picked up Cinnamon and Gunpowder, I did so carelessly, half-expecting a non-fiction tale about the violence of the spice trade. I added it to my pile of summer books, thinking it would be my non-fiction title of the summer, the kind of book I ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Jul 22, 2014 |  Original Post

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: a Hilarious Beach Read Memoir

I married young. At 24 I walked the aisle, and at 28 I gave birth to Bella. Three months earlier, I’d graduated from my MBA program, stomach already bulging under my polyester graduation robe. I felt young at the time, younger than all my ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Jun 23, 2014 |  Original Post

Cookbooks to Inspire You at the Farmers Market

Our local farmers market opens in one week! I’m excited to start picking up some local produce and support our farmers and specialty food makers. The easiest way to get inspired at the market is to ask the farmer how they like to prepare ...

Blog: Random Recycling: Modern Green Living for Busy Families
Posted on: May 29, 2013 |  Original Post

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