The other day my 9-year-old was hungry for a snack, and after rummaging through the kitchen she said, “Mom, do we have any muffins anywhere?” That girl loves some muffins, and if she’s really hungry she’ll try to eat two in a row (or even three!) some days. So she was thrilled today when she came home from school and said, “What smells so good?” and I explained that it was a new muffin creation in the oven …Apple Walnut Muffins! With fall upon us and apples in season this is the perfect combination to snack on (or add to a school lunch) this time of year. I hope your little ones enjoy them as much as mine do! :)
Archives for September 2014
Making homemade pasta, such as this sweet potato ravioli, is a really fun kitchen project for me and my daughters, and the outcome TASTES REALLY GOOD. Homemade ravioli is one of my most favorite dishes of all time, and there’s just no way to make it if you don’t make the dough.
Getting my new cookbook off the ground last month meant having to reach out to others and ask for help. As many of you know, that’s not always an easy thing to do, but these wonderful bloggers (listed below) accepted my request with open arms.
I’m sad to report that what you’ve heard is true …the divided Ziploc lunch containers have been discontinued! :( I did some testing this week that felt pretty darn risky. But the results ended up being better than I expected, so let’s get down to it!
Today I’m going to share Part I of a two part series on my go-to Costco shopping list for real food, which will include produce, pantry staples, frozen organic veggies and fruit, organic meat options, and a few other tidbits. But first I am going to give you my short primer on shopping at Costco.
Every now and then we break the rules with a special homemade treat like this one that I’m sharing today. That’s because it’s unrealistic to think you’ll never indulge in a sweet treat again (oh, the horror!), and I fully recognize that when there is a special occasion, the homemade from scratch version (even with sugar and a little white flour) is far better than the store bought variety. So on that note, I present to you…Homemade Ice Cream Cake!
The Fresh 20, started by my friend (and fellow mother) Melissa, is a meal planning service that helps take the guesswork out of what to have for dinner.
As part of my pantry and kitchen video tour series, here is what you’ll find inside my refrigerator!
I don’t believe that in recreational sports there needs to be a snack given. But on the occasion that they are, there are so many other great ideas for real food snacks that can feed the teams and classes!
You asked for more surprising products with “More Sugar Than You Think” …so here they are!
Today we are talking about a fabulous (colorful) fruit option that holds up really well in the lunch box, and that’s berries!