Macaroni Pie

On our table at the holidays, my family rarely remains married to any one particular dish. We don’t live by rules that say we have to eat THIS on Christmas, and THIS on Mother’s Day, and so on. In fact, most of our holiday meals are new recipes that just sound really good but that […]

10 ideas for leftover baby food purees

It seems to happen overnight: Your baby who once devoured baby food purees decides she only wants finger foods.

Once babies begin to use their pinchers, they become more interested in perfecting picking up food from their trays, rather than being spoon fed by you. The good news is that you now have two free […]

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 […]

SWEET SPINACH MUFFINS!

Perfect for St. Patty’s Day, these muffins get their color and nutrition from spinach. And they’re sweet enough to appeal to toddlers and big kids of all ages (including you!). But don’t limit them to mid March. Kids love color, and these can translate into all different type green-themed treats by switching up the […]

Zucchini Muffins–our most requested recipe!

These delicious, healthy  muffins are hands-down our most requested recipe—they’re a regular on rotation at our cooking classes, and when I make them at home, I always get requests for the recipe.  And it’s for good reasons: They’re vegan (egg and dairy free) and nut-free, which makes them a perfect snack to bring for kids with allergies, […]

5 Baby and Toddler Foods That Look Healthy, but Aren’t

It’s no secret that Americans consume way too much salt and sugar, and a new study in the journal Pediatrics shows that food companies may be prepping babies’ and toddlers’ tastebuds early to acquire these tastes.

Many baby and toddler foods–even those marketed as “healthy” or “organic” contained a gross amount of excess sugar and […]

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 […]

Banana-Chocolate Chip-Cauliflower Muffins

If there were ever a time to get veggies into kids, it’s after a month of eating non stop cookies, cakes, and candy canes. Consider this recipe the perfect transition food. It’s disguised as a treat (chocolate chips!), but packed with a fruit (banana) a veggie (cauliflower), and only a scant amount of honey […]

Gingerbread pancakes!

With the last-minute holiday to-do list being checked off twice, it’s easy to forget about what you’re going to eat on Christmas morning. But having a satisfying and festive breakfast is the best way to relax, savor the moment, and power you and the kids through the rest of the day. Especially when your […]