Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies


After watching the delectably enticing Food Network the other night, I suddenly got a craving for some oatmeal cookies. I decided to go ahead and make a batch – and then eat 5 cookies all at once. Oops. Well, I don’t regret it, and you won’t either! I loosely followed this recipe from Betty Crocker […]

No-Bake Baby Bullet Cheesecake

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

As is the case with many New Englanders, fall is my favorite season! The cool and crisp nights, the colorful and crunchy leaves, the hay bales and scarecrows, the costumes and hayrides, and, most of all, the pumpkins and apples are just a slice of heaven here on Earth. The sights, the smells, and the […]

Fruit and Nut Bars


These quick and easy to make fruit and nut bars are an excellent homemade treat you can take on hikes or enjoy as a mid-morning snack before lunch. They’re excellent as a snack in your kids’ lunchboxes, too! We picked up a few cups of our favorite dried fruits and nuts, and used dates as […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning


Last Christmas, I wanted to gift something that was homemade, useful and affordable and thought of making a spice blend – but which to choose? I started to think about what spices my family loves to buy and came up with the perfect idea: taco seasoning! So here is a mix that I tried and […]

Homemade Turkey Burgers


I’ve never made turkey burgers before, I usually just buy frozen. So when my dad invited us over for a barbecue, I decided to give it a try. My sister was visiting from out of town and she tries to eat only organic meat, so when we were wandering around whole foods we decided to […]

Baby Bullet Banana Ice Cream


Summer is in full swing and so is my appetite for ice cream! Soft, hard, store-bought or homemade, I friggin’ love the stuff and I am not even picky about flavors or toppings. Calories aside, the one road block I have in consuming ice cream every day of the summer season is the fact that […]

Coconut Cream Chocolate Mousse


I was talking with family recently about some major life changes they’ve made, including trying to eat less refined sugars and more protein and healthy fats. It got me thinking about “healthy” desserts and I remembered a coconut cream mousse I made years ago that was incredibly decadent and dairy free! Since we were having […]

Oatmeal Almond Banana Puree

Oatmeal Almond Banana Puree

Oats are among the most nutritious grains you can give your baby. They have a higher level of protein (15-20 percent higher) than other grains and contain good levels of polyunsaturated fats. These fats include linoleic acid which is part of the omega-6 fatty acid family, which helps support a strong immune system and healthy […]

Holy Cannoli!


As with most people with limited space in the kitchen, we like to make good use of our appliances. A few weeks ago, I noticed a number of comments regarding how readers were grateful to have some suggestions on ways to use the Baby Bullet once the little peanuts are no longer in pureed food […]

Veggie Smoothie

beet smoothie

I have enormous respect for moms who refuse to give in to the picky eater syndrome and continue to offer their kids vegetables in different forms until they find something that works. Juicing is a good option, but most moms I know don’t own a juicer. I love making vegetable smoothies because they’re packed with […]