Thirst Quencher: Watermelon Lemonade

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 31, 2011

in simple recipe, vegetarian

Any time we have people over, there are two questions I ask as soon as they walk in the door: Can I get you something to eat? Can I get you something to drink? Usually, the answer to the “something to eat” question is a “no, thanks, we’ll just munch on whatever’s you’ve got out. […]


Cooking Shenanigans

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 31, 2011

in Baking, beef, dessert, friends, Italian, simple recipe

I’ve been out and about with my friend Ericka since she arrived on Monday afternoon… but, for Ericka and I, “out and about” includes things like going to fun grocery stores, coming up with recipes, cooking, and eating. Our friendship has pretty much always been like that, actually. We met in college when we shared […]


Winging It

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 10, 2011

in beef, random, simple recipe, vegetables, vegetarian

Thank you all so much for your supportive words on my last post! I think that with all your support, and of course the support of Adam and my family, I CAN DO THIS!! So, in the spirit of going healthier, I knew that tonight’s dinner had to be a complete trifecta: A good balance […]



by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 16, 2011

in chicken/turkey, friends, Indian

Apparently, I’m a subliminally creepy blog stalker. I had one of those busy days where, even during lunch, I didn’t have time to sit and read blogs. Apparently, Jenna and I are subliminally connected. I found myself googling “chicken tikka masala recipes” this afternoon between my last class and newspaper staff meeting, and found a […]


100 Cupcakes

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 6, 2011

in Baking, dessert, friends

Many months ago, in what feels like another lifetime at this point, I got an email from my friend Mal. You may remember her as the person who started the A to Z Literacy Movement, and I talked about her throughout September when every one of your clicks was a donation to A to Z. […]