Archives for April 2012

Crock Country Chronicles in NYC

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the launch of A Very Veggie World Cookbook by Clare Crespo with fellow bloggers Caroline from Smarty Pants Mama, Laura of Real Mom Kitchen, and Anne of Cooking With Anne. I was excited to attend and learn more about the cookbook, which encourages parents to make vegetables fun for their family. When I first walked in the room and saw all the … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: Graduation

So I'm not sure how this happened, but I have a child graduating this Saturday!!!! Where did the time go??? I've planned easy menus this week since we'll be busy planning for the graduation party on Saturday. I still haven't decided on the menu, but I hopefully I can get that planned in the next few days. Breakfasts Breakfast Bars served with smoothies Whole Wheat Corn … [Read more...]

Breakfast Bars

The following is a post from contributing writer Lauren. My 5-year-old daughter is a very reluctant breakfast eater.  She doesn't like the typical oatmeal, cereal or yogurt.  She'll eat granola or cinnamon toast only occasionally.  To say I have a hard time filling her belly in the mornings is an understatement. I am always on the search for good breakfast items for her that I can pack full of … [Read more...]

Strawberry Banana Sorbet

Quick question: When you saw the words "Strawberry Banana" did you read them in David Beckham's voice? Or is that just me? Thanks to that ad, I think I will forever be pronouncing "Strawberry Banana" in a British accent. I guess there are worse things..... In a normal year, I wouldn't be posting a sorbet recipe in April. But we've had unseasonably warm temps here in Colorado, so we are busting out … [Read more...]

Home Baking Pantry Essentials Free Download

Today you can download The Home Baking Pantry Essentials for free on Amazon. I downloaded this, but haven't had a chance to check it out yet. Let me know what you think if you've downloaded it already. If you don’t have a Kindle you can still download these free ebooks to your smart phone or computer. All you need to do is download one of Amazon’s free reading apps. Remember that … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Sugar Bites

A few weeks ago I had a bread machine fail. The loaf fell during baking and was pretty doughy in the middle. I didn't get many takers at dinner so I hopped on Facebook to ask what to do with my doughy loaf. You all had many great suggestions, but since I was craving a sweet treat I went with the cinnamon sugar option. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:65] This would work with any loaf of bread, but it … [Read more...]