Making Dinner a Family Affair

For Christmas, my daughter received a cookbook. It was something she’d begged for, and so her Aunt Fishie ordered one on Amazon a couple days before the big holiday. It was kind of hilarious how thrilled my kid was when she opened it. For the next week, I watched her cook and bake with her cousin […]

Carrot Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite snacks. It’s not just really tasty but also super healthy and packed full of protein. My toddler loves grabbing raw carrots and dipping them in hummus. So, I figured making hummus with carrots would be a nice change of pace for both of us. This recipe is perfect for […]

Fennel, Peach, and Pea Puree

Fennel is a crunchy and slightly sweet vegetable in the same category as a parsley and carrot. Although I tend to think of it more like a sweet onion that I love to sauté in a dish. This is also the season when it’s at it’s best (available from autumn to spring). To some, fennel […]

Baby’s First Cheesy Noodles

Spaghetti is one of my favorite foods to feed a baby. They love the chewy texture, and I love how I can prepare it differently each time to favor their needs. This pasta has been a favorite with my kids. They love the creamy sauce that pairs with the pasta, and I love that it […]

New Years Puree

Happy New Years! Let’s start this new year with all the good luck we can get! So, as my mom always says, “Eat your black-eyed peas for good luck.” Or wait! Was this a trick to get me to eat my veggies? Anyways, I paired this puree with spaghetti squash. Squash of any kind is […]

Basic Chicken Puree

If you follow my blog and recipes, you know that I’m a big fan of making a dish that the family can enjoy as well as using it to make a puree for your baby. This basic chicken puree can be the base for a ton of baby purees – as well as being used […]

Baby Pumpkin Carrot Soup

Soup is one of the first ‘real meals’ that my babies enjoyed eating. I love the stage where they are starting to realize they can drink through a straw! They want to drink everything they see. One of my tricks to get my little ones to eat soup is to add a straw to the […]

Grillin’ and Chillin’: Late Summer Salads

As a high school teacher, the end of the summer is both joyous and agonizing. As much as I want to thoroughly enjoy the dog days of summer, thoughts of lesson planning, waking up early, and being back to the daily grind are always on my mind. I had to make a conscious effort to slow […]

You Can Do WHAT with Cauliflower?!

When friends of mine approach me to say, “Oh my god, I just did ___ with cauliflower and it tasted amazing!” I reply, “Welcome to the wonderful world of cauliflower.” By the way, if you hate cauliflower, stop reading here. This is for those of you who either love or like the taste of cauliflower […]

Easiest Ever Homemade Granola

Always a sucker for a bargain, I recently was compelled to purchase four bags of Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats because they were on sale two for $5. How could I resist? The major catch is that I’m the person in my home who actually likes oatmeal, so I probably over did it a tad […]