• Snacks: Taco Cheese Popcorn

    There is an awesome popcorn shop on Block Island called Pop Off The Block… we discovered them a few years back when they had a store front in Watch Hill. They have the most creative (and tastiest) popcorn flavors… Caramel Apple being my favorite… but one of our kid’s favorites is Cheesy Taco Popcorn. I was determined to figure out how to make it. It is the perfect after school snack! I think I nailed it! It does require one “special” ingredient, powdered cheddar, but you can order on Amazon! I use homemade taco seasoning (see recipe below) because I always have a jar of it in my kitchen (we…

  • Easy Meals: Lettuce Wraps

    I can take very little credit for this EASY back-to-school weeknight dinner idea. Recently we saw friends for a small outdoor BBQ and my friend Rachael brought these amazing lettuce cups… she had seen the idea in a supermarket magazine of all places. They were fabulous. Light, fresh and delightfully filling all at the same time. I took her genius addition to the BBQ and expanded on it ever so slightly. Really the possibilities are endless depending on what you have in your fridge… and while I say this is an easy weeknight meal for the craziness of back to school (back to Fall, back to reality), there is absolutely…

  • Maple Peach Crisp

    I came down on Sunday morning to find our brand new peaches already starting to spoil… even though they weren’t ripe! Heat and no air conditioning is not produces’ friend unfortunately. I hate wasting food so what better thing to make but a crisp? A close riff on my favorite Bourbon Apple Crisp… it’s delicious and I couldn’t wait until dessert… I had it for breakfast for with coconut yogurt and blueberries. Perfection.

  • Summer Fashion: Tie Dye

    Tie Dye… perhaps THE fashion trend of the Summer. I don’t see it going away anytime soon either… I have seen some for Fall fashion (#7 is fab) and I am in to it! I love my workout tee (#3) and highly recommend it! But tie dye isn’t just for t-shirts and workout gear! I am COVETING this silk dress: #10 . COVETING!   Click on corresponding number to shop item. 1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. You could also go the route of DIY… which is fun and…

  • Summer Salads: My New Staple

    I have had a lot of questions and requests for what this salad is… probably because I constantly post it… because yes, I really am eating it every day. This salad all starts with Alison Roman’s ” Secret Ingredient Pasta”, that I am now making WEEKLY. It is just that good, and the leftovers mixed with vinegar soaked curly kale are even better. It is bright and tangy, and for those that swear they don’t like sun dried tomatoes please try it anyway. They melt right into the fresh tomatoes. Let me back up. I have been reading Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your…

  • Mint Chia Dressing

    I LOVE to add fruit to my salads in the Summer. Nectarines, peaches and watermelon are abundant and pair so well with greens – match made in heaven! I created this dressing for those fruit filled salads… I promise it is not overly “minty”, but a great compliment to the sweet fruit! Adding the chia seeds thickens the dressing while giving you a boost of fiber!   Please note: A Modern Housewife LLC has affiliate relationships with multiple brands. A Modern Housewife LLC will earn a small commission on any item purchased through these links. That commission keeps this site up and running and allows us to keep the content…

  • Summer Salads: Prosciutto, Peach & Cucumber

    Okay, let’s start a new series! Summer Salads! You all overwhelmingly confirmed (thank you!!!) that you’d love to know what is in my daily Summer salad over on Instagram and I’m happy to write a new post series! I love combining the unexpected in a salad, especially when the produce is on fire right now. For me, it’s important to always have something a little sweet, something crunchy and something with zing. And let’s not forget a homemade dressing. I try to make a jar every week so throwing together a salad is easy. I will write the recipe as one serving in my favorite melamine bowls (I have different…

  • Week Eight Coronavirus Hiatus: The Corona Kitchen File

    Week EIGHT. That feels really bananas. That means, in the house, we have had weeks and weeks of cooking. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. We have only had a handful of take out nights- those nights really feel like a vacation… and we should probably do it more. We have already discussed the ins and outs of getting groceries delivered a few weeks ago… I think it has gotten easier to get everything you need delivered! (Read here: Week Five Coronavirus Hiatus: Grocery Games) I have been receiving a lot of questions about what I am cooking and pleas for ideas.  So here we go… this time has given me the…

  • Wild Rice Salad

    I posted a photo on my Instagram Stories the other day of an old school Wild Rice Salad that I have made for YEARS. My DM inbox blew up with requests for the recipe. Okay, people love wild rice! Honestly, it is difficult to write this one up because I don’t measure for this one. I just make it with what I have around and taste as I go. The good news is it means this recipe is VERY flexible. A wild rice blend, artichoke hearts, vinaigrette and mayo (yes, mayonnaise- I know this can be a polarizing ingredient!) are the back bone of this one! Play around with the…