Sarah Jackson
In the Kitchen
Now’s the time for comfort food. This banana bread relies on a few twists — oil instead of butter, half whole-wheat flour (which imparts a nutty goodness) and an exact measure of banana mash, just 1 cup!  INGREDIENTS3/4 cups white flour3/4 cups whole wheat flour1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 eggs or flax eggs1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup very ripe bananas (2 to 4 bananas, the... more
Heat and eat
You need only four ingredients for this recipe, which means it can be made on your busiest days. Need a simple holiday meal for Easter? Done! Let your slow cooker do the work — while you tidy the house.Slow-Cooker Ham and Sweet Potatoes1 boneless ham, about 2 pounds3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered4 tablespoons... more
Swoon worthy
You may be familiar with tahini (sesame seed butter) as a hummus ingredient (and it is). But did you know tahini can also help you make great cookies? It adds a delicious nuttiness and creates a lovely texture, too. And the best part? Tahini is a great source of antioxidants, healthy fats, calcium and vitamin B6.Double Chocolate Tahini... more
Steak night
Need a stay-at-home Valentine’s Day meal? Splurge on some ribeye or filet. Put the kids to bed early. And get ready to fall in love with this recipe. No grill required — though you do need a cast-iron skillet! INGREDIENTS1 cast-iron skillet1 pound or more ribeye or filet mignon steaks, ideally 1½-inch-thick cuts 2 ... more
Soup's on!
There’s nothing quite like a hearty bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup in the wintertime. This delicious and easy recipe features a melange of simple, comforting flavors, plus egg noodles and tender veggies to get the kids on board, too! Easy Chicken Noodle SoupINGREDIENTS8 cups chicken broth3 cups cooked shredded chicken (... more
Eat clean!
This flavor-packed puree isn’t just good for you: It’s based on a recipe from the Algonquin Hotel in New York City, where writers of the 1920s hung out at their famed round table, trading quips. When you make the soup a little thicker, it doubles as a gourmet first food for babies — and a healthy lunch for you and yours. ... more
Cookies for life
Making rollout cookies takes a bit of extra work. But these gems, which I bake with my son every December, are so worth it. With the double whammy of vanilla and almond flavoring — in the dough and in the icing — they’re so good: I swear you’ll want to make them every year.Aunt Marilyn’s Sugar ThinsCOOKIES½ cup butter, softened1 cup... more
Hot pockets
Grab-and-go breakfasts are easy to find in the freezer section at the store, but what if you could make your own — without all those added ingredients? You can! In fact, the kids can help roll out this easy homemade crust and then choose their favorite veggies for the filling, too.INGREDIENTSCrust1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese,... more
Top ramen!
Can’t get the kids to eat broccoli? Try this crunchy-noodle slaw! Let them bash the noodles and then watch them devour the final dish. Double this recipe for a party and you’ll be a hero.Crunchy broccoli slaw1 package Oriental-flavored ramen noodle soup (3 ounces; other flavors work, too)2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons vegetable... more
Oatmeal revisited
This naturally sweetened, baked oatmeal recipe features blueberries, wholesome oats, nuts and warming spices. And it makes big batch — just the thing to get you ready for those busy back-to-school days.Baked Blueberry OatmealOATMEAL2 cups old-fashioned oats2/3 cup roughly chopped pecans1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1... more
Nuts for muffins
Lazy summer days call for easy, picnic-friendly snacks like these gluten-free muffins, which include walnuts, nut butter and even nut flour. They’re so filling you can even serve them for a quick breakfast!Paleo Banana Nut Muffins3 large eggs2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 medium)1/2 cup peanut butter (or... more
Sweet sensation
We love lavender lemonade! This refreshingly floral spin on a classic summer drink tastes lovely, looks pretty and — because this recipe doesn’t overdo the lavender — it’s kid-friendly, too! Find culinary lavender at Penzeys Spices in Minneapolis, St. Paul or Lakeville (in stores only) or at more
Just peachy
Need a quick and easy dessert that’s gluten free, but still super tasty? Check out the fastest, sweetest cobbler you’ll ever make, which we adapted using liveGfree cake mix (made with rice flour) available for less than $3 at Aldi.Peach Cobbler2 (15.25-ounce) cans sliced peaches in light syrup1 package yellow gluten-free or regular... more
A mocktail for mama
Need an alcohol-free beverage that drinks like a craft cocktail? Don’t underestimate the power of tea. In cocktails, tea syrups (brewed tea mixed with white sugar) can impart a variety of balanced yet complex flavors to homemade mocktails and — eventually, mamas-to-be — cocktails, too!Blueberry Blossom2 tea bags of Rishi Blueberry... more
Next-level brownies
If you love the chocolatey, powdered-sugar-coated snack known as Muddy Buddies, then you need to try these moist and flavorful brownies, topped with a thick, peanut butter layer that’s filled with crushed graham crackers and dusted with powdered sugar. Brownie Layer1 cup unsalted butter2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 cup sugar1... more
Let’s face it: While mac and cheese is a classic, it isn’t always the healthiest option for dinner. Luckily, the addition of butternut squash (a great source of vitamin A) blends beautifully with the rich, creamy cheese of your choice to make this nutty adaptation a new family favorite. Butternut Squash Mac... more
Pizza in a bun
Tiffany King’s new book, Eat at Home Tonight, is perfect for busy families. Check out the meal-planning guru’s pizza-inspired sloppy joe, made with a ton of veggies — and sausage and pepperoni instead of beef — plucked from her Everyone’s on a Different Schedule Tonight chapter. Royal Feast Pizza Sloppy Joes1/2 cup diced onion1... more
Gobble these up!
I’m always on the lookout for flavorful, nutrient-dense food to fuel my growing children. These delicious homemade meatballs have become a staple in my rotation along with several other recipes from the bestselling cookbook Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow: Quick Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes. Turkey Trot MeatballsINGREDIENTS1... more
Super. Easy. Spiced.
Savor the flavors of autumn with this delicious recipe. You can even use a slow cooker to make it easy! Bonus: As the cider mulls, your house will smell fantastic — just the thing for a weekend treat or a tasty contribution to any holiday gathering.Super-easy spiced ciderIngredients1 gallon apple cider4 whole cinnamon sticks½ teaspoon... more
Yummy mummies
Lay a solid foundation of protein in your kids’ tummies — before trick-or-treating — with these whimsical mummies. They take time, of course (about 45 minutes). But at least they don’t require Pinterest-worthy pastry-chef skills.INGREDIENTS1 8-ounce can refrigerated crescent dinner roll dough 2½ slices American cheese, cut into 10... more
Peachy keen
Caprese salad is a go-to side this time of year when tomatoes and basil are in season. But what about substituting peaches for a pop of orange — and a touch of sweetness — to lure in the kids? PEACH CAPRESE1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil2 white peaches, chilled2 yellow peaches, chilledTwo 4-... more
Gad zukes!
One thing that almost always grows well in a Minnesota garden is zucchini. This recipe, one of my childhood favorites, is a creative and delicious way to enjoy the harvest of summer squash, green or yellow. You can just pretend it’s healthy! Nana’s Zucchini Chocolate Cake INGREDIENTS2 1/2 cups flour4 tablespoons cocoa... more
Cutie pops
Ice Cream Scoop PopsHaving cake and ice cream this summer? Don’t waste valuable party time by scooping tableside. Instead make these delightful grab-and-go treats ahead of time. Or better yet, skip the cake — like we did — and just make these for fun with the kids. All you need, besides ice cream and toppings, is little wooden... more
Simply stuffed
Tomato and Couscous Salad4 large tomatoes2/3 cup tomato juice2/3 cup couscous2/3 cup boiling water1/3 cup raisinsHandful of basil leaves, choppedHandful of flat-leaf parsley, torn (optional)Slice the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out the insides.Put the seeds and the flesh into a small bowl with the tomato juice and stir.Place the... more
Positively nutty
Sun Butter Oatmeal Cookies1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened1/2 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar1/2 cup sunflower seed butter or creamy peanut butter1 egg3/4 cup flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt2/3 cup old-... more
Oven fried fajitas!
Looking for a quick, easy and satisfying weeknight meal for your family?  We tried the make-ahead version of this recipe and loved it!SHEET-PAN CHICKEN FAJITAS8 small flour tortillas2 bell peppers 1 small onion1 cup cherry tomatoes2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 tablespoons oil1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon... more
Pops of flavor
CRISPY ROASTED CHICKPEAS2 15-ounce cans chickpeas2 tablespoons olive oil3/4 teaspoon salt2 to 4 teaspoons spices or finely chopped fresh herbs, such as chili powder, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, smoked paprika, rosemary, thyme — or other favorite spices and herbs (see seasoning ideas below)... more
Cocoa fluff
Should you really feed your kids chocolate for breakfast? Well, yes — especially if it’s something you can make ahead (the night before), and especially if you’ve blended in potassium- and fiber-rich avocado and banana, plus protein-packed chia seeds. So say the family-food mama-bloggers behind the... more
Sneaky pizza
We love making mini pizzas with the kids! And we’ve recently found a way to make them a bit healthier by using whole wheat flatbread. We like Flatout Light wraps, which have 9 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, 14 carbs and only 90 calories per Flatout.Traditional white-dough pizza crust has just 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, 24... more
Easy treats
Get your kids to help you with holiday baking with these crisp-on-the-outside and soft-on-the-inside coconut treats! We found the simple, small-batch recipe in Deanna Cook’s delightful new cookbook Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake. Simply gorgeous, instructional and super fun for kids, Cook’s colorful spiral-... more
Roll it up
What is garbage bread? It’s a super delicious, crazy-adaptable burrito-sized pizza roll. You stretch out pizza dough, sprinkle it with toppings, roll up it and bake (or grill) the whole shebang. Then slice it up for a tasty weeknight dinner (or weekend party platter). Garbage bread tastes delicious whether it’s filled with veggies,... more
Better than boxed
So your kids don’t like beans — a protein source that’s also rich with iron? No problem! Just sneak them into these rich, tasty, flourless treats, which contain four times the protein and 10 times the fiber of boxed brownies. And they’re made with less than half the oil. Win! Black Bean BrowniesIngredients1 15-ounce can of black... more
Tots for tots
It’s zucchini season! Also known as summer squash, these green or yellow fruits are available at farmers markets now. Celebrate the season by turning them, skin and all, into kid-friendly tots — a great side for breakfast or dinner.Zucchini totsIngredientsOil or cooking spray1 1/2 zucchini 1 large egg, beaten1/4 medium onion,... more
Eat your greens!
Balsamic vinaigrette is a go-to recipe for many home cooks, but sometimes it can be overpowering and even a bit sour.This five-minute recipe solves that little issue with two secret ingredients (maple syrup and Dijon mustard), dramatically reinventing this go-to dressing for just about any summer salad.Maple-Balsamic... more
Get fresh!
Freezer jam is — hands down — the easiest and prettiest jam you can make.Traditionally canned jams involve first boiling the jam and the jam jars (in a water bath), effectively twice-cooking the berries. Blasphemy!With freezer jam, you can skip all that while also capturing the berries’ super-fruity, crazy-fresh flavors and bright, ... more
Pancakes that pop!
If you grew up using boxed pancake mix, it might seem fussy to make pancakes from scratch. But once you’ve done it, you’ll see (like we did) how surprisingly easy — and tasty — it can be! You’ll likely save money — and you’ll open the door to all kinds of experimentation, too.When you’re ready to break out of the box rut, try this ... more
Fresh start
As a working mom of four, I find mornings in our household can be a whirlwind. Breakfast is an important meal, but it can get bland with the monotonous repetition of boxed cereal, toast or, even worse, skipping breakfast altogether. Recently, I’ve been inspired by Kate Sullivan Morford’s new book: Rise and Shine: Better... more
Smart cookie
Virtually everyone loves a warm chocolate chip cookie. But hauling out the electric mixer, cleaning messy bowls and dealing with baking sheet after baking sheet of cookies? I can do without that part. Hence this miracle — a chocolate chip cookie mixed in a coffee mug and cooked in the microwave. Even the youngest kids can make... more
Spear it!
Need a french fry fix? Hold up (and hold the fast food potatoes) and go healthy with this crazy-tasty recipe by foodie author Chungah Rhee, featuring the soon-to-be in season delight that is asparagus.Baked asparagus friesIngredients1 cup panko bread crumbs1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheeseKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to... more
A fresh twist
Citrus, when you live in Minnesota,  is winter’s solace, a blast of sunshine in January.Clementines, satsumas, mandarins, Halos, Cuties, whatever you want to call them, they’re all in season now.Heavily marketed to parents and kids (usually in 5-pound bags or larger) they’re super sweet, mostly seedless, easily portable and usually... more
Veggie power!
Trying to get kids to eat broccoli has long been a parenting cliché. But not anymore.Today’s foodie parents don’t boil or steam veggies into oblivion. They know the power of roasting veggies quickly at high temperatures to bring out their sweetness.Not in the Candied Broccoli Club yet? Try this recipe.If you’re already a veggie-roasting... more
Williams-Sonoma is famous for its holiday peppermint bark. But if you don’t have $30 to spend on a pound of the stuff, why not make your own?In multiple at-home tests, this recipe turned out beautifully for us — and you can even let the kids help bash the candies, spread the chocolate, sprinkle the peppermints and break the bark into... more
Easy-prep dinner
Yep, it’s fall, the perfect time to break out the slow cooker for easy school-night eats.This recipe, despite requiring only about 20 minutes of prep time and just five key ingredients, delivers a surprising amount of flavor.Serve the chicken over cauliflower “rice” and sauteed zucchini or a simple salad. Slow-cooker chicken... more
Golden nuggets
Skip the frozen-section nuggets made with unpronounceable ingredients and try this down-home recipe.Instead of using an egg wash to adhere the breading, this recipe relies on — oh, yes — melted butter, along with Parmesan cheese and a few fairly common pantry items.It’s so simple, you can make it with the kids.And you’ll actually want to... more
'Dragon Slime' bread
We love this recipe for a few reasons.It's an easy and surprisingly delicious back-to-school snack (or breakfast).It helps you incorporate veggies (zucchini), fruit (blueberries) and whole wheat flour into your kid’s diet.Local and organic blueberries and zucchini are easy to find in Minnesota this time of year.And the batter looks... more
Easy-to-make energy bites
Trail mix is out. And energy balls are in!And you can make them easily at home with this highly adaptable recipe, printed with permission from Maggie Brereton’s Smashed Peas and Carrots blog.Too busy? Check out the new local line of mixes, including energy balls that enhance lactation!  See the sidebar on this page for the story on... more
Berry bliss for kids!
Strawberries and cream parfaitIngredients1 cup chopped strawberries4 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided5 ounces Greek yogurt¼ cup cream cheese1 tablespoon milk, half-and-half or heavy cream1/4 teaspoon vanilla extractPinch salt1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs DirectionsPlace the strawberries in a small bowl and sprinkle with 2... more
Berry tasty!
June is peak strawberry season in Minnesota — and this no-bake pie really shows off those red orbs’ freshness and bright flavors. Check local grocers or see for a list of local farmers markets and strawberry farms.Fresh strawberry pie Ingredients3/4 cup sugar3 tablespoons cornstarchDash of salt1 cup water3... more
Toad in the hole
To Brits, Toad in the Hole is a traditional sausage and Yorkshire pudding dish. To a Yankee, it could best be described as hot dogs combined with popovers. The resulting dish sort of tastes like a corndog hot dish! The tangy onion “gravy” elevates the flavor, but this is an all-around favorite for the whole family. Toad in the Hole... more
Grab-and-go granola bars
INGREDIENTS3 tablespoons butter, plus more for the pan⅓ cup packed brown sugar¼ cup honey1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats¼ cup chocolate chipsMakes 12 bars DIRECTIONSButter an 8-inch-square baking pan. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, honey and vanilla extract... more
Skillet lasagna
INGREDIENTS1 28-ounce can diced tomatoesWater1 tablespoon olive oil1 onion, chopped fineSalt and pepper3 garlic cloves, minced1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 pound meatloaf mix10 curly edged lasagna noodles, broken into 2-inch lengths1 8-ounce can tomato sauce1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (1/2 cup), plus 2 tablespoons,... more
Sweet candy bacon
I know what you’re thinking: It’s bacon. How can it get any better? Well, it can. Oh, it can. The best part, beyond the deliciousness, is how easy it is for kids to make something that will literally bring “oohs and ahhs” from anyone who eats it. That’s got to make a beginner chef proud and happy. Just thinking about these makes my... more
Meatloaf minis
Turn meatloaf night into a treat with kid-sized servings, filled with chopped veggies under a layer of ketchup and mashed-cauliflower “frosting.” This recipe’s combined prep and cook time comes to about 50 minutes. Ingredients1 teaspoon coconut oil½ cup minced yellow onion2 medium carrots, finely chopped1 clove garlic, minced1 pound... more
Baked apple chips
If you just came back from a Minnesota apple orchard with a 10-pound bag of apples (what a steal!) — and you’re not quite sure what to do with them all — try this recipe from the new cookbook: Little Bites: 100 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Snacks. Once you’ve made it, this recipe should be easy to remember: Bake for 2 hours at 200 degrees... more
Spider treats!
Food-crafting expert Ashley Fox Whipple — in her new book Super Cute Crispy Treats: Nearly 100 Unbelievable No-Bake Desserts — takes rice crispy treats to a whole new level with flavors like caramel and sea salt, peanut butter and jelly, pretzel and chocolate and even Kool-Aid, such as the grape-flavored spider recipe you see... more
Pea and parsley pesto with pasta
INGREDIENTS2 cups frozen peas (one 10-ounce bag)1 cup packed fresh parsley leaves1/2 cup walnuts, toasted (see sidebar)2/3 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oilCoarse salt and ground pepper12 ounces pasta DIRECTIONSCook 1 cup peas according to... more
Quick lamb chops!
SUPER-QUICK LAMB CHOPSIngredients4 large garlic cloves, crushed1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves2 teaspoons fresh thyme leavesPinch cayenne pepperKosher salt, to taste¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil8 lamb chops, 1 inch thickVegetable oil for grilling InstructionsPulse the garlic, rosemary, thyme, cayenne and salt in a food processor.... more
Cool pops!
WATERMELON-MINT POPS3½ cups seeded, cubed fresh watermelon¼ cup cold water1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice6-8 mint leavesPinch of sugar (optional) Place ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until firm (about 8 hours or overnight). LEMON-LIME BASIL POPS½ cup lemon... more
Cherry clafoutis
This baked French dessert (kla-foo-TEE) features fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick, flan-like batter.Ingredients1 tablespoon unsalted butter2 eggs2 egg yolks½ cup all-purpose flour4 tablespoons sugar½ teaspoon kosher salt1 ½ cups heavy cream1 teaspoon vanilla extract8 ounces... more
Grilled pineapple
Inspired by the grilled pineapple side dish served at Brazilian steakhouses, these tasty spears pair well with grilled chicken or steak. You could also serve them with cinnamon-sugar-sprinkled vanilla ice cream and call it dessert. Going camping? Pineapple travels well. Before you go, place the dry ingredients in a large plastic bag,... more
Easy almond cookies!
IngredientsZest of 1 large lemon2 ¼ cups almond flour or meal¾ cup granulated sugar1 egg white1 teaspoon almond extract1 teaspoon vanilla extract½ cup powdered sugarMakes 2 dozen cookiesGluten freeInstructionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.Whisk together lemon zest, sugar and almond... more
Dinner inspiration!
Honey-mustard baked ham
1 (8- to 12-pound) bone-in shank-half ham1 cup pineapple juice
½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup honey1 tablespoon Dijon mustard⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepperServes 12 to 14_________________________________Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Remove any wrappings from the ham as well as the plastic disk on the bone. Place the... more
Slow-cooker taco soup
Ingredients1 tablespoon oil2 pounds lean ground beef 2 cups diced onion 1 cup fresh peppers, seeded and diced (For mild soup, use bell peppers; for a spicier soup, use 1 poblano pepper, 1 jalapeno pepper and 1 green chile.)2½ tablespoons taco seasoning 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning (can substitute 3 cloves of garlic,... more
Sneaky smoothies
Looking for ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your kids’ diets? These smoothies are delicious with or without the greens. (But be sure to give the greens a try. You’ll be surprised how mild they are: You may even want to add more!)Each recipe yields approximately 32 ounces. Blend the ingredients thoroughly and serve... more
Super s'mores
S’mores are easy: Toast your marshmallow, then squeeze it — and a piece of chocolate —between two graham crackers.But there’s a serious problem no one ever seems to talk about with this traditional recipe: The chocolate never melts. And the result is a dry treat.Solution: Use Nutella — silky smooth chocolate-hazelnut spread —... more
Grilled peach and lentil salad
 IngredientsSalad:4 ripe peaches, pitted and quartered½ cup of uncooked black lentils, rinsed2 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced1 yellow bell pepper, diced¼ cup parsley leaves, finely chopped2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped3 tablespoons of pine nuts4 tablespoons of golden raisins⅛ teaspoons of cayenne pepper (optional)... more
Raw Kale Salad with Tamari Pumpkin Seeds
Raw kale salad Tamari pumpkin seeds more
Breaking Bread
Minneapolis baking superstars Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë Francois are out with a new cookbook featuring more than 30 new recipes and a chapter devoted to gluten-free recipes. Much like their previous bestselling books, The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, is designed to make it easy for people to make their own delicious bread... more
Crockpot Braised Short Ribs
Serves: 62 tablespoons vegetable oil1 cup diced onion½ cup diced carrot½ cup diced celerySalt and pepper to taste6 boneless short ribs (6-8 oz each)1 cup red wine3 cups beef broth3 cups root vegetables (large diced) (radishes, carrots, turnips, or any other braising vegetables)1 Tbsp oil1 Tbsp minced onion½ Tbsp minced celery½ Tbsp... more
Homemade granola
Once you make this delicious homemade granola, you'll have a hard time going back to boxed versions. Wheat germ is a nice addition, boosting protein and adding nutrition and great flavor. Plus, what a great host/hostess or holiday gift! Double or triple your recipe so there’s plenty to share, package in 16 oz. wide mouth Ball jars (... more
Breakfast bars
Makes eight servingsIngredients1 cup           old-fashioned or quick oats (not instant)1 bag           mixed dried fruit (7 ounces)1/4 cup        sugar1/2 cup        shredded unsweetened coconut (optional)1/4 cup     ... more
Egg breakfast bliss
Ingredients1 tube refrigerated pizza dough1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon red wine vinegar½ teaspoon dried oreganoSprinkle of salt & black pepper1 cup fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped1 cup fresh sweet red pepper strips1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (1½ ounces)4 eggsThis recipe makes four personal... more
Whole Grain Raisin Muffins
Whole Grain Raisin MuffinsIngredients:½ cup boiling water½ cup raisins1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats1 cup bran cereal½ cup all-purpose flourfile://localhost/Users/kathleenstoehr/Desktop/Muffin.tif¼ cup sugar1 ½ tsp baking soda1 tsp ground cinnamon½ tsp salt1 cup low fat or fat free milk¼ cup honey¼ cup canola oil1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp... more
In the kitchen
Rigatoni with Asparagus-Pistachio Pesto Ingredient List1/4 cup pine nuts1 1/2 pounds asparagus, cut into 1-inch lengths3 medium carrots, chopped1 medium shallot, chopped1/2 cup packed basil leaves2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced1 tablespoon honey2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest1 teaspoon cumin1/... more
In the Kitchen
Vegan Tortilla SoupVegan & Gluten-Free // Serves 4Ingredients4 cups vegetable broth
2 avocadoFresh cilantro2 14-ounce can diced tomatoes (or diced tomatoes with chilies)
Lime juiceSalt & pepper2 cup onion4 cloves garlic
Tortilla chips DirectionsToss veggie broth, diced tomatoes, lime juice, onion and garlic into blender and... more
In the kitchen
Turkey A La King4 tablespoons unsalted butter1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice2 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch dice2 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed1/3 cup sliced black olives1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley1... more
St. Patty's Day Green Food
THE LEAPING LEPRECHAUN½ cup strawberries1 banana½ cup spinach leaves1 cup waterCombine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until really smooth, not grainy or chunky or with bits of leaves floating about. It can be thick, as you can always thin with water, but it needs to be smooth. This should take only a couple of minutes. Blend... more
In the Kitchen
Recipe: Slow cooker steel-cut oats with maple syrup & bananas1 cup steel cut oats 4 ½ cups water½ teaspoon salt3 tablespoons butterMaple syrupBananasRight before you go to bed, mix oats, water, salt, and butter in your slow cooker. Cook on low for six to eight hours and your kids will wake up to a cozy, filling breakfast.... more