The Husband wasn’t home for dinner last night and there were leftovers for the kids, so I decided to experiment a bit.
I was in the mood for something comforting but quick. I had zero desire to prep. So most of this is made with quick pantry items. I happened to have cubed squash that I cut into slightly smaller pieces.
I’m trying REAL hard not to become date obsessed. I always see them out during the holiday season, so I picked some to experiment with and am now wondering why they aren’t more popular.
Or maybe they are, and I’ve just been living under a rock?
Regardless, I’ve been having fun and all my experiments have been delicious! Even the kids think so. Ryan went nuts for these small cookies, eating most of them after school on Friday before I could even grab my camera! Read the rest of this post »»
I go through smoothie waves. Some months I’m making them almost daily and then for some reason, I forget to even consider them an option. Normally I rediscover the yumminess when my fridge is empty and I’m scrounging around for a half decent breakfast, like today.
The fridge may be empty but I happen to have a full fruit basket of ripening clementines and bananas. Both of which are not going to last much longer. So I decided a quick, refreshing smoothie was in order. Read the rest of this post »»
Sometimes my food ideas come from strange places and motivations.
Yesterday I realized I needed to post one more Laughing Cow idea this month. So I wanted to come up a with a fun cheese inspired lunch. Then I opened the pantry and saw the quinoa. I don’t know why I don’t use it more, it’s SO good! My brain starts churning…
It’s holiday cookie season! I love this time of year because it forces me to get creative in the kitchen. Sure, I could make all the standard cookie recipes out there but where’s the fun in that? I’d much rather experiment and come up with fun, healthy ways to indulge while still getting some good stuff in the kids.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against all the traditional baked goods out there. Give me a standard chocolate chip cookie or double chocolate brownie and I’m good to go, but in a way I find baking that stuff at home boring and well, monotonous. It’s what everyone bakes. It’s what every store carries. Read the rest of this post »»
These were born from a recent brinner night. You know, Breakfast for Dinner. We’ve been having brinner at least once a week lately and it’s really a nice change. We save a bit of money, time and, for the most part, calories. Plus it’s just easier to prepare with stuff you have on hand instead of defrosting a piece of meat and trying to figure out sides. Oh and the kids love it! Especially pancakes.