Posts in category "Cook with your kids"

7 reasons I love Blue Apron

7 reasons I love Blue Apron
Have you heard of Blue Apron?  Blue Apron is a weekly box that arrives at your door with all the measured ingredients you need to make a delicious, fresh and unique meal. You can choose dietary preferences (vegetarian, chicken, beef, fish) and delivery options (one, two or three meals a week for 2 or 4 people).... Read more »

Family dinnertime games and conversation starters

Family dinnertime games and conversation starters
There are endless studies about the benefits of families sitting down for dinner regularly.  Improved relationships, eating habits and grades are all shown to be found in those that sit down together at the end of the day. “Children who do eat dinner with their parents five or more days a week have less trouble... Read more »

Almost Meatless Monday: Egg Drop Soup and Fried Rice

Almost Meatless Monday: Egg Drop Soup and Fried Rice
This summer, I’ve been pretty bad about Meatless Monday and cooking in general.  We’ve been eating a lot of grilled foods, salads and eating out too frequently. Luckily, I found two recipes and got excited to prepare an Asian inspired vegetarian meal with Egg Drop Soup and Vegetable Fried Rice.  It was a hit and... Read more »
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What I am Reading: The Family Dinner

What I am Reading: The Family Dinner
Laurie David (ex-wife of the hilarious Larry David) shares beautiful recipes in The Family Dinner. Laurie explains how as a new mom, lacking “mom friends” and missing her career self, she made family dinner her “new project” and the process became life changing.  Her grown up daughters now, not only enjoy healthy meals, but linger,... Read more »

Teddy Bear Bread: A cold weather activity

My sister texted me while I was still in bed.  She told me the museums were free during this frigid weather and I should make teddy bear bread. That was a blast from the past that I hadn’t thought about it years, but I remember making it with our Mom when we were little.  The... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Chickpea, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Salad

Meatless Monday: Chickpea, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Salad
My kids are my biggest food critics.  When they compliment my dinner, especially a salad, I consider it a major success. This is the first salad that both of them have loved and asked for more. You can make your own pesto pretty easily, especially if you are growing basil.  Otherwise, feel free to buy... Read more »
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Natural and Healthy Popsicles: Beet, Orange, Raspberry and Carrot

Natural and Healthy Popsicles: Beet, Orange, Raspberry and Carrot
Our latest family project involved creating our own fresh and healthy popsicles without any added sugar. Looking forward to the final product, we walked over to the grocery store as soon as we finished breakfast.  My son read the list as my daughter ran around to find the beets, oranges and raspberries (we had carrots... Read more »

Meatless Monday: My New Favorite Salad

Meatless Monday: My New Favorite Salad
If you come to my house this spring, I will be serving this simple brussels sprout salad.  With only six ingredients and limited prep work, this salad is unique, tasty and perfect to accompaniment something heavy at a barbecue or picnic. Your New Favorite Salad 1 pound brussels sprouts 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese 1 avocado... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Classic Seven Layer Dip

Meatless Monday: Classic Seven Layer Dip
The best food is the one that brings you to a place of happiness. I remember parties sitting around the table in my childhood kitchen with four hands digging into the Seven Layer Dip. Then my college boyfriend, now husband, and I devouring that same dip that his mom made at a campsite in Indiana.... Read more »
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It is easy to make your own whole-wheat bread

It is easy to make your own whole-wheat bread
Carbs are bad.  We hear it all the time.  We feel guilty when we eat the warm bread in the basket on the table.  We eat breadless sandwiches and crustless pizza. Then there are days when the temperature is below zero.  Days when hours after hours are spent inside the same walls.  Days patiently watching... Read more »