Learning to Cook from the Heart

Learning to Cook from the Heart, Elaine Griffin, The Laine List

I’ve been watching cooking shows since I was knee high to my mother and grandmother. Of course back then it was Julia Child. The Frugal Gourmet was right up there for me too. But after Julia it was Graham Kerr and Martin Yan. Soon after that, celebrity chefs hit the scene and the Food Network came {… Continue Reading …}

Meal Plan Week of May 5th

meal plan week of May 5th, Elaine Griffin, The Laine List

We are gearing up for some good weather this coming week, after along week of rain and cold. I’ve been feeling ready for warm weather food for several weeks, and much to my dismay last week, I had to break out the crockpot for a hot batch of minestrone soup. It was good, but not {… Continue Reading …}

Stuffed Zucchini with Tomatoes, Corn, and Fresh Italian Herbs

stuffed zucchini with tomatoes, corn, and panko

I love zucchini, but unfortunately I’m the only person in my house who does. I’ve tried everything too, to get them to eat it. No dice. Until now! Here is a delicious summer harvest-type stuffed zucchini that even my zucchini haters LOVE! *This recipe is provided as an idea for inspiration, which is why no {… Continue Reading …}

I am so proud of my mom!!


Today I want to dedicate my blog post to my mom, who today became a BLOGGER!! I am so proud of her for taking the plunge. You see, she is the real writer in this family. For reals. (hahaha, she would never say that!) But seriously, she taught me everything I know. She has never {… Continue Reading …}

Meal plan week of 1/2/12 – post holiday fridge and body clean out

Monday, 1/2 – Lots of New Years Eve and New Years day leftovers. Tuesday, 1/3 – Southern Black eye pea minestrone (more leftovers!) Wednesday, 1/4 – Chicken and pineapple skewers, salad with ginger-cilantro vinaigrette. Thursday, 1/5 – Crockpot Mexican turkey stew. Friday, 1/6 – Pizza Friday!! Saturday, 1/7 – Pasta with meatballs, salad and homemade {… Continue Reading …}

The recipe box

Grandma's recipe box, from the Laine List

This morning I was up with the baby at 3:30. She just needed a quick back rub and went back to sleep. Drama-less. Thankfully. Since my alarm was set for 4:00 anyway, I ended up staying up. I tried to lay back down, but what’s the point? So I decided to try to make my {… Continue Reading …}