Ten-Minute Tummy-Warming Baked Apples

Ten-Minute Tummy-Warming Baked Apples

When I was growing up, each day began with a good breakfast. And breakfast always began with a serving of fruit. On chilly mornings, my favorite fruit offering was my mother’s delicious homemade baked apples. My mama baked apples the old-fashioned way, in the...
Yummy Summer Breakfast Parfait

Yummy Summer Breakfast Parfait

I’ll admit it. The name Yummy Summer Breakfast Parfait is a blatant attempt to follow my long-standing rule of giving foods appealing names. A recent scientific study at Stanford confirmed my practice: People are more likely to try strange foods with appealing...
Recipe: Dijon Deviled Eggs

Recipe: Dijon Deviled Eggs

Those of you celebrating Easter in the weeks to come (or at least taking part in Easter egg hunts) may find yourselves inundated with hard-boiled eggs soon. Deviled eggs are a definite kid-pleaser, in my house at least. And this recipe makes the YUMMIEST deviled eggs...
Fast & Easy French Toast

Fast & Easy French Toast

French Toast is one of those things I’ve always known how to make. Don’t ask me how; I just have. It never occurred to me that anyone would need a recipe for French toast until a month ago. That’s when my husband, the more skilled chef in our...
Recipe: Cheesy Toasts

Recipe: Cheesy Toasts

As I sit down to write this post, it’s a cold and dreary January in our corner of the northern hemisphere. We’re barely back from our latest visit with family, and I haven’t even had time to unpack, let alone get to the supermarket. So I’m...
Technique: Microwave-Steamed Vegetables

Technique: Microwave-Steamed Vegetables

Steaming vegetables in the microwave is about as easy as cooking gets. If you haven’t done this before – or if you wish your kids would eat more veggies – then microwave-steamed vegetables is a technique worth trying. What you need All you need is a microwave-safe...
Recipe: Christmas Pizza

Recipe: Christmas Pizza

Are your kids going nuts, now that Christmas is over and school vacation lasts another week? Are they not ready to let go of their favorite holiday? Either way, making Christmas pizza for lunch or dinner might help. If your kids are like mine, they could do Christmas...
Super-Yummy Pumpkin Dip

Super-Yummy Pumpkin Dip

Looking for a super-yummy snack with that delicious pumpkin spice flavor that goes so well with autumn? If so, this pumpkin dip is a must-try. The days are turning cooler here, the leaves are changing color, fresh apples are in season, and it seems everyone is...

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