Dates. What do I know about dates? Absolutely nothing, except that I have always thought of them as large, less-wrinkly raisins. The one thing I do know is that nothing about their appearance has ever tempted me to want to use them in a recipe, let alone eat them whole! We’re only into week four…Read more Cooking Through The Alphabet: Dates
In the 2009 movie, "Julie and Julia", Julie Powell challenges herself to cook through Julia Child's first book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". She successfully completes her challenge: 524 recipes and 365 days later. Recreating that challenge seems like it would be so fun, so delicious, and yet so impossible for a busy mom (which I…Read more Cooking Through the Alphabet
Wondering what to cook up this Thanksgiving? Want to involve your kiddos in the preparations? Check out some of our staff-picked Thanksgiving recipes from ChopChop magazine! To start, how about a seasonal apple and carrot soup? These two kid favorites come together to create a unique and comforting beginning to any meal. Carrot Apple Soup…Read more A Healthier Thanksgiving Feast
Looking for an easy, fun, and healthy Halloween treat? Look no further! This snack, Spicy Jack-O’-Lantern seeds, is fun to make, fun to bake, and fun to taste! Spicy Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients 1 cup raw, pumpkin seeds 3/4 tsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. chili powder *Note: If you want truly spicy seeds,…Read more Spooky Spicy Jack-O’-Lantern Seeds
It’s summer, which means hot, sunny days, perhaps with a chance to cool down by the pool or at the beach! And what is the perfect snack to accompany you in the summer heat? A nice, cold popsicle! Many store bought popsicles contain high amounts of sugar and are artificially flavored. But fear not, we…Read more Mango Madness
With (hopefully) warmer weather approaching, we'll be spending more time outside! It's important to stay fueled when participating in outdoor activities, such as hiking or long walks. Enter granola! Granola is a very versatile and nutritious food that provides a number of nutrients through the oats, and nuts and seeds that are in it. The…Read more Great Granola
Every time I tell someone I have a Brussels sprouts addiction, I always get a similar response: “Yuck how can you like them--they’re nasty!” Although Brussels sprouts get a bad reputation, if cooked the right way, they can be very tasty! (Especially if you add some spices and season them well.) I could eat Brussels…Read more Addicted to Brussels Sprouts?