Thai Coconut Rice

Thai Coconut Rice in the pressure cooker
I have loved Thai Coconut Rice from my first bite at a Thai restaurant many years ago. I would save some of my meal so that I could enjoy this for dessert. When we lived in Germany my husband & I would eat at our local Thai restaurant Mai Tai at least twice a month
{sadly this was not a dessert option, the fried bananas were great though}, we were there so often the waiter knew us by name! We almost always sat at the same table, with the same waiter. Often times he would bring our appetizer without us ordering. My how easy it was to go out to eat on a whim, before we had children. With two young children it is easier to eat at home, much cheaper and I know exactly what we are eating. Continue reading →

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Blueberry, Banana and Cardamom Muffins

Blueberry-banana-cardamom muffins

When you have a bunch of bananas that are screaming to be used what do you do? I always turn to one of our favorite banana bread recipes from Cooks Illustrated ~ Ultimate Banana Bread. I make the banana bread often but I make these muffins even more frequently. My kids love having something easy to grab in the morning and they are easy to freeze and pull out one at a time. If you have kids, like I do, they always want something different from each other at breakfast time. Especially if we are in a hurry. One will want a muffin, one a waffle. As long as I have a few of either in the freezer it makes early school mornings much simpler. Continue reading →

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Creamy Healthy 4 Minute Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese

My family loves macaroni and cheese it is a dish that is requested at least once a month. I am always trying new recipes but I always come back to this one. I made the ultra creamy stove top Macaroni and cheese from this book the last time I made Macaroni and Cheese, and while it was delicious it was insanely rich and made a ton. Continue reading →

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