Yummy Mini Donuts, the Sequel

Cute W likes to make delicious breakfasts: waffles, pancakes, French toast. .  . usually while I’m still sleeping. So at some point we got him his very own mini donut maker, and I reported on our first experimental attempts at making mini donuts. On Monday morning I woke up to find that our kitchen had … [Read more…]

An Easy Lasagna Recipe

I’ve struggled for years with trying to make a decent lasagna. Okay, not like I’d stay up nights fretting about it or I’d try recipe after recipe for weeks on end. More like, once every 6 months I’d try a recipe, and it would fail for one of the following reasons: 1) it was an … [Read more…]

Goat Cheese & Pear Salad

The other day I was eating one of my favorite salads ever, and I realized that I’ve never shared the recipe with you. We call it Jane’s Goat Cheese and Pear Salad, because years and years ago my sister arrived an hour after we expected her for dinner at our squalid New York City apartment … [Read more…]

Produce for Kids/Price Chopper Giveaway!

I’ve said before that I’m always trying to get kids to eat healthfully, and I’ve even shared my tips on how to get kids to eat vegetables. You’ve also heard me say that I’m cheap. So when someone from Produce for Kids® asked if we might want to do a giveway, I said, “Heck, yeah!” … [Read more…]

Birthday Party Fun

J’s attended 2 of her 3 birthday parties of the weekend, and I hung around Friday’s party long enough that I couldn’t resist taking a couple of pictures to share. First, rainbow fruit skewers. . . cute, right? Lucky for me, some of the kids were suspicious of the mangoes, which were recruited to represent … [Read more…]

Cluck, Cluck, Limey Chicken!

Recently I noticed that three of our Family Favorite recipes contain chicken and lime juice. They’re all pretty easy, so I thought that some of you folks out there might like them, too. The girls are huge fans of Chicken Satay when we go out for Thai food, and a new favorite at home is … [Read more…]

Yummy Mini Donuts

Cute W specializes in tasty breakfast carbs, so we just had to impulse-buy the Mini Donut Maker that was at Target the week before his birthday. Over the weekend, Cute W made our first donuts. He just used the basic recipe in the instruction manual. The donuts are so little that each one is just … [Read more…]

Fruit Pizza

I realized recently that J’s been asking to make what she calls “fruit pizza” for approximately forever. Okay, not really, but she’s  been asking about once every three weeks for at least 6 months. Which is an awfully long time when you’re little. It’s a recipe called “Viva Les Galettes” from the Southern Living Kids … [Read more…]

Food: Small Disasters and Modest Successes

Guess what happened about 2 minutes after we should have already left for gymnastics on Friday? Yes, that’s my butter dish, which was shattered all over the floor when the refrigerator door was opened with the vigor that is only possible when you are a 7-year-old with an obsessive desire for salami while your mother … [Read more…]