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.

H is for Hummus

H got the short end of the stick and happened to fall at the end of a very long, stressful week.  I didn’t have the energy to make anything elaborately gourmet, super involved, or really exotic.  I wanted something that required minimal effort yet had maximum flavor – and was also fail-proof, seeing as I was half-dead from my week.  Hummus fit the bill perfectly, and clocking in at under 2 minutes, it’s the fastest “Alphabet Adventure” dish I’ve prepared yet!   Continue reading for recipe.

November 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Alphabet Adventure. Leave a comment.