Author: While It's Cooking

I love cooking. Always have. As a busy mother of two young kids, oftentimes the best time I have to pick up a cookbook or explore a new idea is while food is cooking. Sometimes I use that time to explore more about the meal I am preparing - the food, the traditions, the culture. Sometimes I use that time to figure out what I'm going to cook next and delve deeper into ingredients and techniques to experiment with. Usually while I'm cooking my family leaves me alone in the kitchen and I can enjoy a rare moment to myself. One of my favorite times of the day is "While It's Cooking."

Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger

When my family is sick, chicken soup is my go-to meal for them. The addition of ginger bumps up the soothing nature of this soup by helping to sooth upset tummies and the flavor is subtle enough to not overpower the rest of the dish.

Pork Ramen Soup

  Ramen has always been my guilty pleasure. There were days I lived on the small packages of inexpensive, sodium filled broth. After trying this more authentic (and delicious) version, I will never go back.

Diced Tomatoes (to freeze or can)

  It's August and my garden is overflowing. As always, I have more tomatoes and zucchini than we can eat fresh. Luckily, diced tomatoes freeze well and are a staple in many of our favorite recipes. This recipe is for ….

Red Red

  Red Red (African stewed black eyed peas) is one of my favorite meals to make.  It hits on all points – itsinexpensive, its healthy, its easy, and it is delicious.  Seriously.  I can't do justice to the flavors with ….

Creamed Corn

  A dear friend gave me this recipe years ago and it is always a huge hit. If you are used to the canned stuff, you're in for a delicious surprise.