Applesauce Pouches {Homemade GoGo Squeez or Fruit Crushers}

Does anyone else have kids who fell head-over-heels for those little GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce on the Go or Fruit Crusher pouches? I know it’s  not necessarily a bad thing, given that they’re full of healthy applesauce. The trouble is that they’re REALLY STINKIN’ EXPENSIVE even when purchased in bulk through Amazon. And I have five [Read On]

Bo Ssäm {Korean Pork Roast Lettuce Wraps} Make Ahead Mondays

You and I both know that often times -when we want to try whipping up a popular ethnic food- the thing that stands between us and success is finding the dadburned ingredients to make it. Right? Maybe this isn’t so true if you, unlike me, live in a town with more people than cows or [Read On]

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte {real pumpkin}

Four out of five of my kids are sick. Snuffling, sneezing, sore throat, goobery, gloppy, walking-petri-dish, tissue-dropping sick. This comes at the end of a week that was so busy that I didn’t know whether I was coming or going two-thirds of the time. There are five kids in this house, friends, you can imagine [Read On]

Pumpkin Spice Granola | Make Ahead Mondays

I’m just going to come right out and tell you this is the best granola I have ever made. Hot diggidy dang, it’s good. I know, I know… Granola isn’t usually exciting, but this one is. I recognize that you may be doubting me right now, and I don’t really have a way to make [Read On]

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

  Can we have a chat about what I especially love about the recipe I’m sharing with you today? I know I don’t need to tell you just how powerful melty, stringy, garlicky, herbed cheese is… Or how seductive chewy, crispy, oil-soaked bread is… I know that… So I’m going to convince you that you [Read On]

Adding Nutrition with Dehydrated Vegetables (a.k.a. Hiding Vegetables) | Make Ahead Monday

Over the years, I’ve had quite a few people ask me how to get  their picky kids’ to eat vegetables. I have finally decided to address it, but before I get into that, please allow me to backtrack a moment. I had it going on, friends. My two eldest boys would try everything and anything [Read On]

Farmers’ Market Tomato Sauce and Poached Eggs (Shakshuka) | Make Ahead Mondays

I had the pleasure and privilege of being invited to do a cooking demonstration at the Alfred Farmer’s Market yesterday. It being August in New York, I knew the market would likely provide all of the ingredients needed to make one of my all-time favourite fast, fresh, fabulous meals: Shakshuka. Shakshuka -a one dish wonderful [Read On]

Elvis Frozen Bananas (with Chocolate, Peanuts, and Bacon!)

There are few treats simpler and more satisfying than a chocolate covered frozen banana when the days are steamy hot. It takes very little by way of ingredients, skill, or equipment, and everybody (with the exception of the banana hating contingent) loves them. My kids have even taken to making them without my help when [Read On]