The Perfect Summer Dinner Party Menu

The Perfect Summer Dinner Party Menu

Life in a Skillet was featured in ApartmentGuide’s Summer Dinner Party Menu, just as I was thinking about planning a few get-togethers myself.

Learning to Love a Low Sodium Diet

Learning to Love a Low Sodium Diet

Learning to love a low sodium diet takes some time and work. But you’ll find easy ways identify and weed out the high sodium items in your pantry and swap them out for low sodium alternatives.

Las Vegas foodie treasure hunt: Cosmopolitan’s Secret Pizza

Las Vegas foodie treasure hunt: Cosmopolitan’s Secret Pizza

Here’s a fun thing to do if you’re staying in the vicinity of Las Vegas’s Cosmopolitan Hotel and are in the mood for a foodie treasure hunt. Look around and see if you can find their Secret Pizza spot. It’s not on any hotel directories, not on their website, not...
Park Station Hashery, San Jose

Park Station Hashery, San Jose

I love that Kid One is still finding fun places to take me out to eat. Here, we revisit the scene of one of my first blog posts and find that the old-school Italian restaurant morphed into a fresh hip take on a diner. It was delicious, as the photos show.

Carrot and radish leaf pesto

Carrot and radish leaf pesto

When our week 3 CSA box arrived I was determined to use every bit of the animal – um, I meant vegetable – to the fullest. That meant getting creative with root vegetable greens, the fresh leafy tops from the radishes and carrots in the box. How cool would...
Playing I Spy with your food

Playing I Spy with your food

So far, the verdict is out on my Farm to Table CSA box. I do love the idea of farm fresh fruits and veggies dropped at my door, but in reality it’s an awful lot of produce to deal with at one time. The apples and beets from that first week’s box were...

A good gluten-free pizza dough

I had a pizza night planned for Saturday with new guests – work colleagues – and almost too late learned one of our guests needed a gluten-free menu. Instead of rethinking dinner, I decided to give gluten-free pizza a go and tried Pamela’s...

Geometry, guacamole-style

My Kids are pretty good at finding the fun things on YouTube – I never would have known about Magical Trevor or Gangnam Style on my own. It’s not that I don’t have the time; I’m really just not clued in enough. The newest YouTube discovery is...
The edible cell

The edible cell

With only one or two exceptions, I love every single one of the teachers my kids have had. They’ve embraced experiential learning, largely abandoning lectures and rote memorization in favor of group projects, individual presentations, skits, and songs. It works....
The amazing Loreto tortillas

The amazing Loreto tortillas

The flour tortillas in Loreto are wonderfully fresh and moist and seven inches in diameter – larger than the corn tortillas you find packaged in the U.S., but still smaller than our standard flour tortillas. They’re so unbelievably thin – almost...