Homemade Fish Sticks, 2 Ways!

Skip the frozen pre-packaged varieties that are loaded with lots of breading and sodium, and make your own instead!
Fish sticks are a great options for kids who say they won’t eat fish. They look un-intimidating enough (close enough to pass as a chicken finger–or heck, cut ’em in nugget size pieces to pass […]

Yes, you CAN bring back family dinner!

There’s nothing more refreshing after a day full of work, school, activities, homework, meetings, and playdates than sitting down and having dinner with my family.  It’s over food that we connect, talk, share and bond. That cherished family meal doesn’t happen every night; for me and for most families, that would be impossible. The […]

5 ingredient dinner: Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup

Every time my family takes a road trip to the Poconos, we’re always sure to make a pit stop at our favorite barbecue place. The kids love the popcorn that the waitresses places on the table before their meal arrives (total appetite killer, but after a few hours in a car with two toddlers, […]

Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Admittedly, there’s no greater perk to going to IKEA then enjoying their Swedish meatballs at the end of a long shopping trip. (And followed by a $1 ice cream cone.) Their meatballs may be good, but mine are better—and being a recent US transplant from Sweden—are as authentic as they get.

Serve them like we do […]

Ultimate Chicken Soup

Almost every weekend during the winter, I make a big pot of soup to last my family most of the week. This chicken soup is hands-down the most popular soup in the rotation–and it’s one that my kids ask for regularly. Actually, they ask for “chicken poop” since that’s how my 2-year-old pronounces it, and […]

Sneaky Healthy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

My toddler is going through a crazy picky stage.  She loves carbs (liked her mama) and detests vegetables (unlike like her mama).  You can imagine my frustration when my daughter’s meals sit on her plate uneaten. It’s like, c’mon, girl—I went to culinary school! This is GOOD food!

I tell myself that this phase won’t […]

Mini Stuffing Bites

Why, I ask you, is stuffing limited only to Thanksgiving? This post is my plea to make Thanksgiving’s best side dish extend throughout the winter. It’s the ultimate comfort food–and this version redeems itself by containing also veggies and a fruit (and, ahem, sausage and butter).  I love these bite sized versions for many reasons:

It’s a […]

Pasta with Creamy Butternut Squash

I know you’ve got strong guns from carrying that baby around all day or from lugging all the things that your toddler refuses to carry. You’ll need those muscles to cut through a butternut squash! But if you’re not feeling up for the challenge, here area few shortcuts:

The most economical way to purchase a squash […]