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."

Red Red

  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 ….

Caesar Salad

  Caesar Salad This simple salad will always have a spot on our table. It's one of the first that my toddler girl learned to make and one of the few veggies she actually enjoys. She loves mixing up the ….

Creamed Corn

  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. Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 20 ….

DIY Mosquito Repellent

  DIY Mosquito Repellent Random Fact of the day… Only female mosquitoes will bite you. So I guess it's only the women that are driving me crazy right now, but mosquitoes are a constant irritation every summer at our house.  ….

BBQ Dry Rub

  BBQ Dry Rub Spring is here and that means one thing – it's time for outdoor parties.  Where I come from, that means making sure the grill is ready to fire up and I have all the ingredients on ….