Family Tradition: “Big Breakfast”

Big Breakfast Time!

Big Breakfast Time!

It’s not easy for our family to sit down at dinner. Often times Kelli or I will have something going on in the evenings, or we are not hungry when the girls usually eat. Most nights the girls get their dinner earlier and Kelli and I will enjoy a dinner together later in the evening after the girls go to bed. There are rare occasions where we have tried to have a common dinner but often times the cuisine that Kelli and I enjoy is far from the more simple tastes the girls will eat.

There is one meal that we all agree on in regards to time and menu: breakfast. We’ve made it a tradition to – whenever possible – sit down to a breakfast together on the weekends. (more…)

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Recipe: Artichoke and Parmesan Risotto

Here’s one I’ve been doing often lately and have effectively committed to memory. This makes quite a bit of risotto but seems to keep well for the next day’s lunch. If you’ve never made a risotto, then this would be a simple one from which to learn. It goes great with chicken or fish or even on it’s own. It does take some time and attention, but, to quote a culinary hero of mine, “done well your patience will be rewarded!” (more…)

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