Mashed Potatoes are a classic, homemade side dish that up until not too long ago were considered easy and approachable by most cooks. But with the invention of instant potatoes in the early 1960s, homemade mashed potatoes have become a lost art. Now while I’ll never try to judge your food choices, I’m here to tell you—REAL mashed potatoes aren’t that hard to make AND there are so many reasons to avoid the box! Continue Reading >>
I LOVE asparagus, and my son loves it too! Without a doubt it’s one of our favorite vegetables for a quick, weeknight meal. But you know what’s so wonderful about asparagus? It’s also perfect for special occasions! And with my quick recipe, it’s really easy to make asparagus a no-brainer addition to any meal.
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I love cooking with my son. And when he took a Culinary Arts class in school this winter, he started coming home with recipes for us to cook together. Now how great is that?! I absolutely love it! Even some of his friends have gotten in on the fun and started cooking with us!
This recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu is an adaptation of one shared in the culinary arts classes at my son’s school. If you’ve ever made Chicken Cordon Bleu before, it can be a little fussy (I’m just being honest) but still easy enough to make with your kids. So if you have a little extra time and want to make a special, family meal, this is a wonderful dish to serve and it doesn’t take hours to prepare. And what I really like about it is that you can make it in advance so if you’re entertaining—voilà! All you have to do is cook up the chicken when your guests arrive. Continue Reading >>
My son and I have a long history of making waffles together. I truly believe that a great way to start cooking with your kids is to create a ritual. Saturday mornings is where our ritual began, and waffles became a family favorite. Continue Reading >>
This is a guest post by Kelly Harjes who’s a regular contributor to our site. To learn more about Kelly check out “Our Team” page.
Eating more real food in and of itself goes a long way towards better health. But to really reap the benefits, we need to make sure that the real food we are eating includes plenty of vegetables. This certainly isn’t breaking news. But while most of us know this, our diets tend to indicate otherwise. I’m not big on “recommended serving sizes,” but a good rule of thumb we try to stick to in our house is simply to eat some vegetables with every meal, including breakfast.
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