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: Take-Along Taco Salad

Recipe: Take-Along Taco Salad

Do your kids love tacos as much as mine do? Does your family need some new ideas for school lunches, now that we’re several months into the school year? If so, here’s the recipe for one of my kiddos’ new lunchbox faves: Take-Along Taco Salad. As soon...
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...
Four-Thumbs-Up Roasted Eggplant

Four-Thumbs-Up Roasted Eggplant

OK – I can hear some of you groaning from here: “Roasted eggplant? You’ve got to be kidding me – my kid won’t eat that!” So don’t call it “roasted eggplant.” Call it roasted dinosaur eggs, or roasted purple plant,...
Comfort Food to Warm Your Winter

Comfort Food to Warm Your Winter

It’s winter in the northern hemisphere, which is where most of you live, dear readers. Are you hibernating? Or are you out hunting for some comfort food? I recently stumbled across a collection of super-simple slow cooker recipes gathered for the New Year. As I...
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...
Family-Favorite Fried Rice

Family-Favorite Fried Rice

Serves 4-6 as a main course; doubling recommended This recipe is a favorite not just of my family, but of every family I know who’s tasted it. And not only is it super-yummy, but it’s another great way to use up leftovers, from leftover cooked rice to random chunks of...
Recipe: Anytime Strata

Recipe: Anytime Strata

Spring’s pending arrival got you feeling domestic?  Have some time to devote to cooking prep this weekend? Here’s a tasty one-dish meal that was a huge hit with girls and dear husband alike. When I think of strata and its cousin, baked French toast, I...

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