Video: How to Make Homemade Guacamole

    One of my biggest aha moments in the kitchen was when I realized that I could make homemade guacamole for a fraction of the cost of the store-bought varieties AND, it tastes great! Once I learned what an avocado actually looks like and how to select the perfectly ripe fruit, I haven't stopped making batches of fresh, creamy guacamole. In fact, raid my kitchen any week and I've always got at least 4 ripe avocados on the counter top and another 3-4 unripe avocados ripening in a brown paper bag in one of our kitchen … [Read more...]

Empower Your Finicky Eater {Chicken Fajitas}

I was definitely a stubborn, picky eater growing up.  Even though Mom's kitchen was always full of life with intoxicating smells and a carousel of colorful foods, I usually always defaulted to the generic pasta-with-butter-or-marinara and select meats (namely grilled chicken and hamburgers or cheeseburgers). However, despite my palatal limitations, my mother (and father) did not subscribe to the philosophy of providing me with three different meal choices every night.  Everyone was offered the same meal. There were no exceptions.   The … [Read more...]

Wholly Guacamole!

There have been many lessons learned these past four days without power in the wake of Hurricane Irene.  One lesson: how quickly food spoils when you don't have a working refrigerator or freezer!  But, as I have been preaching all along, you have to try to make lemonade from lemons.  That meant taking a full survey of our pantry items to see how far we could stretch our dry meals over the duration of the blackout.  Lucky for everyone, my new found love affair with avocados helped us relish in some amazing guacamole.  Actually, the guacamole was … [Read more...]