A good marinara sauce is a secret weapon for any mom. You can serve it on top of Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, as a dipping sauce with Zucchini Coins and of course with pasta, but pesto just inches past red sauce is our kitchen. We love it in Egg Pesto Melts, in a Potaco and our new favorite being these zucchini spaghetti noodles. That’s right, zucchini! I got my hands on a copy of Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci and it’s made a world of difference in the way that I think about vegetables. I’ve always been a fan of transforming vegetables kids typically avoid like kale and spinach into fun kid friendly recipes like Kale Chips and Spinach Cake Muffins.
The Inspiralized cookbook shows you how to turn everyday vegetables into healthy, creative, satisfying meals that are not only creative, but as I’ve been finding from the recipes I’ve tried in the book, also delicious. The night I made this Pesto Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes for six people every last bite was consumed. It’s true...
When you watch this Nacho Scoopers video you’ll want to host a party pronto! Forget about a big platter of chips with gooey processed cheese on top and go for these individual Nacho Scoopers. This video will give you all of the building blocks for how to make them, but feel free to make them your own. You could even follow the recipe for Greek or All Veggie Nachos and build them the same way. If you really wanted to go crazy you could make Nachos Scoopers inspired by places from around the world. Maybe I’ll have to work on that for my next video
Once a week I like to mix things up and make fun theme dinners like “seafood”, “Mexican”, “eat only with a spoon”, or “breakfast for dinner” night. Breakfast has come to be one of my kids absolute favorite meals they look forward to after a long day of school and after school activities. A few recipes they love most those nights are Pumpkin Waffles, Crispy Fried Eggs, French Toast on a Stick and Crazy Healthy Smoothies.
I try really hard at night to make sure the kids have a balanced meal with a protein, vegetable and carbohydrate on their plates. This can be challenging when you’re serving breakfast for dinner as the first meal of the day is generally more focused on fruits, carbs and protein. The kids love this strata made with lots of tasty sausage, so I worked up this Veggie Dinner Strata to serve on our breakfast for dinner nights.
It’s a really economical dish yet it feels kind of fancy. The last time I made it I served it on fancy china to make it...
One of the most exciting and challenging transitions for babies (and parents) is moving away from homemade baby food purees to feeding them toddler food. Most of the nerves come from the idea that your baby will choke on solids which is totally understandable. If you’ve ever heard your baby gag on a piece of food, it’s enough to make you head back to CPR class for your little one. Now that I’m embarking on the baby food game with our little girl, Gemma, I’ve been ordering all of my favorite gear to help feeding little ones.
I’m breastfeeding her now, but have had to run out now and then with my older kids so I’ve been...
People think it takes a lot of extra gear, money and time to make homemade baby food. It’s so much easier then you probably thought and this Cooking Basics for New Parents Video will show you everything you need! The best part is that you most likely already have everything you need right in your own kitchen.
This is baby food 101 for anyone wanting to make homemade baby food!