Dutch Baby. The name alone is enough to make this pancake-related breakfast treat something alluring, cute and unique.
If you’ve never tried a Dutch Baby, this long holiday weekend is the perfect time to give it a whirl. I’ve been making Whole Wheat Dutch Babies since my kids were, well….babies. They’re easy for little kids to hold, or cut and eat with a fork. And since they’re so soft, they’re great for new eaters as well.
This is the kind of recipe that’s especially fun to make with your kids and let them practice their egg cracking skills. I used Safest Choice for this since the eggs are pasteurized and there’s no chance of salmonella, keeping me worry free.
This Cinnamon Dutch Baby is lighter than my Whole Wheat version and is made with enough cinnamon to make your kitchen smell insanely delicious as it bakes. The recipe calls for four eggs, making it a great source of protein first thing in the morning. You’ll want to turn on the oven light and get your...
it should come as no surprise that I’m a sucker for a good Bento-style lunch box. This 5 winner Bentgo giveaway should be right up your alley if you’re looking for a cool holiday gift for your kids or even for a friend.
With their easy to clean compartments Bentgo boxes are ideal for kids 3-7 years old, and I especially love that they’re BPA-free.
The creative folks at Bentgo were also kind enough to share some lunch-packing inspiration with a few of these recipe ideas:
Large Compartment: Apple Cheese Wraps
To win one of five Bentgo containers just leave a comment below telling me your favorite sweet treat to add to lunch for a chance to win. Good luck!
When family life gets hectic, there’s just not enough time to shop. This is especially true when you’re looking for the best natural and organic products that can be hard to find at your local neighborhood market. That’s why I’m overjoyed with the arrival of new online store,Thrive Market. Thrive makes it easy and affordable to get the healthy products I want for my family—not only do I save time because everything is sent directly to my front door but also I get peace of mind that I can find all my favorite products from the brands I already trust and love in and out of the kitchen at the best possible prices.
Think of Thrive Market as Whole Foods meets Costco – that delivers! Thrive offers over 3,000 natural and organic products at prices that are 30-50% less than retail. It’s a quick and easy way to get some of your favorite non-perishable groceries, personal care and household items without having to go to the store. Every time I’m on their site I’m blown...
I love firsts. No matter whether they are big or small, the first time for almost anything is special and worth cherishing. First day at school. The first time you fall in love. Your first car. The first steps your baby takes. The first word your child speaks. Yes, even the first time you break with tradition and try a new recipe for the holidays can be momentous in its own way.
I’ve been hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve dinner for our families for the past 15 years and even though I create recipes for a living I’m a creature of habit. I sort through cooking magazines and cookbooks hoping for new inspiration, which does come along now and then, but for the most part I stick to my tried and true dishes like Brined Turkey, Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups, Maple Roast Veggies, Shredded Brussel Sprouts with Lemon and Poppy Seeds, and Pecan Pie (there are a few more I make without fail, but so I don’t sound totally glutinous I’ll stop here).
If you’ve ever been too...
If you visit Kentucky there is one thing you will likely be eating regularly: cornbread. My tastebuds get all warm and fuzzy just thinking back to my childhood in Louisville and my grandmother’s cornbread, which she baked in corn-shaped copper pans. Heaven. I took years of trying to recreate my grandmother’s exquisite cornbread and transferred all that knowledge into a bite-sized muffin.
When done wrong, cornbread can run the gamut from painfully dry and tasteless, to greasy and so laden with butter or oil that it overpowers the fresh taste of the corn. However when done right cornbread is a thing of perfection, light and fluffy on the inside and golden on the outside, with just a touch of crunch on top and a subtle sweetness.
You can serve these Tiny Corn Muffins on their own or to accompany your holiday meal. They are perfect served warm and slathered with butter and a drizzle of honey. They are the perfect size, not to big, not too small. You could even break them into...