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.
What child doesn’t like to mix up meals and have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Well, mine had breakfast for dessert – and loved it! Alright, let me explain. My friend Michelle shared her new cookbook with me, The Whole Family Cookbook, which is a beautiful book with great recipes that are nutritious […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
How often do you try new recipes? I usually try about one new recipe each week, sometimes more or less depending on how busy I’ll be at work or with family activities. This week is pretty rare to find four new recipes on our meal plan – guess I’m feeling ambitious! Or crazy. Well, the […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Most nights, my kids enjoy fruit or trail mix for an after-dinner treat – except for weekends where we’ll bake something yummy, or enjoy ice cream with berries and chocolate sauce. We try to keep the sugar low during the week to help set them up for success at school, but I love surprising them […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
We all have those nights where you rush home and realize that kids need to be fed, and there’s little time, or energy, to do much. While it’s a great goal to try to plan ahead for those times, it’s just reality that we can’t always anticipate them. In our home, we try to have […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
There’s something about cold weather that calls for soup. Not much does a better job of warming us from within after being outdoors in the elements.Ok, hot cocoa does this really well too, but I’m also talking about hearty meals here. While we do our best to donate and help the hungry in other ways […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
We’re just over two months into the school year and I’m trying to keep lunches new and fun for my kids. I know they like the cookie cutter sandwiches, love notes from mom, and taking their favorite leftovers to school, but I still like to mix it up for them. On weekends, we usually eat […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Busy weeknights mean this mama needs a quick and easy dinner…that my children will like while providing the nutrients they need. One recent week we had a few of these nights and an abundance of eggs that I didn’t want to go bad. While the kids would have been perfectly happy with Breakfast for Dinner, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
In the midst of my Labor in the Kitchen Weekend fun, I decided to try a new recipe for lunch. It’s rare that we’re actually home to cook lunch on a weekend since they’re usually pretty full with play, errands or other activities so I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. And, heck, I […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.