In the midst of a pantry challenge, with two hungry kiddos wanting some breakfast STAT, what do you do if you run out of a key ingredient? Make do and substitute. Our beloved spiced carrot bread calls for a few ingredients that I didn’t have: eggs cooking oil buttermilk white sugar vanilla baking chipsClick to Continue »
There are two basic types of smoothie makers: TYPE A. The person who throws in whatever they think sounds good and VIOLA! – They have a deliciously healthy smoothie. and TYPE B. The person who follows a recipe because they’re slightly afraid that just throwing in this or that will make their smoothie taste bad. And thenClick to Continue »
My family really likes breakfast breads and I really like that. It makes mornings much, MUCH, MUCH easier to have something ready when both the 4 year-old and the 2 year-old come down the stairs with growling tummies, wailing “I’m HUNGRY!” to a mommy who hasn’t even poured water into the coffee pot yet. BananaClick to Continue »
When my son had learned to walk, getting him to eat his food wasn’t a problem – the kid was a bottomless pit! Our meal-time obstacle was getting him to sit in his chair! With his new-found freedom, he certainly did not want to be constrained by his highchair. Frankly, battling with him forClick to Continue »
I plan to have one of my good friends over for breakfast and coffee today in celebration of her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIA! I’m making my all-time favorite pastry: cranberry orange scones. She wasn’t available for consultation when it came down to figuring out what to make for breakfast. Besides, even if she hated cranberry orangeClick to Continue »
This post contains affiliate links. Me: Morning guys! Would you like cookies for breakfast? Kids: (in unison) YEAH! (give hugs to Mommy) Oh yes, I did offer healthy cookies to my kids for breakfast. For those who know me, you shouldn’t be the least surprised. I found this totally awesome recipe from Jessica at GoodClick to Continue »
This post contains affiliate links. I told you about the most-amazing-banana-chocolate-chip-muffins-ever-baked-on-the-face-of-the-earth right here, but in case you run out of bananas (or heaven forbid, chocolate!), I devised a back-up muffin that is just as award-winning to my family as the original. Cranberry Almond Muffins. Plus the variation in fruit gives me a thumbs-up in theClick to Continue »
My kids adore muffins. We make zucchini muffins with apples and carrots in the summer and freeze the raw muffin batter with this method so we an enjoy them after zucchini season is over. When both fresh zucchini and frozen zucchini muffins are long gone, this recipe for banana chocolate chip muffins becomes our staple.