Bending the Rules

microwave popcorn

I’m not allowed to keep bags of popcorn kernels in the house. It’s a safety-comes-first type of rule. The temptation is just too great to pour them into a pot, heat it uncovered on the stove, and watch as the fluffy white morsels explode out and rain down on the kitchen floor.


Instead, I’m required to have adult supervision whenever I make a popcorn snack. No picking super small pots or hiding all of the lids. (Yes, I’ve tried…)   Continue reading for recipe.


December 20, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Midweek Meals, Satisfying Sides. 11 comments.

Hot Potato, Hot Potato

As fall blows in with full force, I’m beginning to crave warm comfort foods.  No more crisp salads, no more deli sandwiches.  I want steam from my meal to waft into my face as I take a bite and try not to burn my tongue.  Last night, a baked potato sounded perfect, but after a long day at work, I didn’t feel like waiting for nearly an hour while the tuber heated up in the oven.  So what was an impatient girl to do?  I used my brain, looked up above the stove, and opened the microwave instead.  Within ten minutes, I cut into my potato and filled my happy tummy.   Continue reading for recipe.

November 4, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Midweek Meals. Leave a comment.