Every week, about Thursday, I start dreaming about the weekend. Spending time at home with the kids playing games and reading together, maybe catching up on the growing stack of kids’ school work, art and papers in the corner, and a big breakfast with all our favorites, after sleeping in. Remember those Saturday mornings when […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Breakfast Revolution: Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats
Winter soups, stews and chilis have been warming our bodies this winter, and we’ve loved experimenting with new flavors and recipes. We’ve tried a lot of new soups and have been discovering new chili recipes lately too. Cooking with beans is a healthy way to stretch our food budget, and my kids will eat just […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
Every September our schedules get turned upside down. As much as I fantasize about keeping some sort of routine over the kid’s summer break, it just doesn’t happen and this summer may have been the worst. I know it’d make the return to school easier, but that seems so distant in June when the days are […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
One of our favorite cuisines is Mexican and we surely eat well beyond our fair share of chips and salsa, enchiladas and tacos. If you ask my daughter what she wants for dinner, 9 out of 10 times it will be an enchilada. Even if she ate one the night before. The last visit to […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
We all have that handful of quick, simple meals that we turn to when the week gets crazy. Usually for me it’s that I’ve got a heavy load of meetings at work, school obligations, or the coach throws in an extra soccer practice. These little things turn my well-intentioned meal plan out the door. For […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I love spending time in my kitchen, especially when I can share this time with my kids. And what’s even better than preparing a meal together is making yummylicious treats together. Put those together and you’ve got dessert for breakfast. Well, sort of. Whole Foods calls this recipe Apple-Berry Baked Oatmeal but doesn’t Berry Breakfast […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
They were also the most chocolaty and moist brownies I’ve ever had! Healthy, moist and rich brownies…you might be wondering how that happens. I did! Guess who was thrilled when I told her we were making brownies together before our sitter arrived for the night? My daughter helped me add all the ingredients, which started […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Since our new schedule started this fall, we’ve really tried to make dinners pretty simple. The criteria most nights mean that it’s something that my husband can easily make, a slow cooker meal, or the make-ahead meals that come out of the freezer and go into the oven during soccer practice or whatever we’ve got […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
My kids love the different root vegetables that are in season right now in the northwest. They’ve brought purple carrots to school for lunch and had all their friends wondering “what’s that?”. We love fall squash, golden beets, parsnips, and sweet potatoes. Last weekend we celebrated our first fall meal with this recipe for Braised […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.