SAVE THAT TURKEY CARCASS at the end of your Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday. You can use it to make a big batch of turkey stock, which you can then freeze in 2-cup increments so that you can make this soup for months to come. My mother-in-law’s soupĀ is incredibly simple to make, but it’s so good […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Soups

November 24, 2014

Noni’s Turkey Continental Soup

Fruit and vegetable breads are one of my absolute favorite ways to sneak healthy food into my kids’ tummies without them even knowing it. I’ve tried dozens of recipes and I have to say that this chocolate zucchini bread is hands down the best bread I’ve ever made. Not only does it taste like a […]

Breads, Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

September 3, 2013

Seriously Effing Awesome Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Earlier this month, I agreed to make a special reading-themed snack for Punky’s class on the day they took the reading portion of their standardized tests. At a complete loss, I turned to Pinterest– and found these adorable bookworms. They took some time to put them together, but the end result was fabulous– –and they’d […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Play

May 22, 2013

Kick Off Summer Reading With Edible ‘Bookworms!’

Seriously. It is. This recipe is based on Martha Stewart’s very popular recipe for mac and cheese, which you can find all over the Internet- HOWEVER, if you’re familiar with Martha Stewart’s recipes, you know that they often contain ingredients that are difficult to find and steps that are tough to follow. So I did […]

Food, Holidays, Kid Favorites, Sides

May 14, 2013

This is the Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipe in the World

I made these muffins for my daughter’s birthday sleepover last weekend and they were a perfect breakfast treat. Not too sweet, not too rich, moist, and delicious right out of the oven. The ingredients and prep are simple, too, which is important when you’re not a morning person! Ahem! One note- Be very careful if […]

Breads, Breakfast, Food, Kid Favorites

April 12, 2013

Easy and Delicious Chocolate Muffins

I tried these HEALTHY, oven-baked french fries last weekend and OMG, y’all. I am spoiled for life. I’d put these fries up against the ones from Five Guys any day. BRING IT. And yet, they’re so much better for you than anything you’d get in a restaurant. But don’t take my word for it. Try […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Sides

March 15, 2013

Best French Fries EVER!

Food confession: I may have become a little bit obsessed with Beef Stroganoff. Seeing recipes for it over the years, it seemed like it SHOULD be delicious. Thin strips of beef. Egg noodles. A sour cream-based sauce. Mmmmm. I tried several different recipes for it, though, and it was never all that special. Undaunted, I […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Main Courses

January 25, 2013

Ridiculously Delicious Beef Stroganoff

I got to make these fish tacos in the Betty Crocker test kitchen a couple of years ago and they’ve been a dinner staple ever since. You will not BELIEVE how easy and DELICIOUS they are. Every single member of my family loves them and they only take a few minutes to put together! INGREDIENTS […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Main Courses

October 13, 2011

Simple and Delicious Fish Tacos

This is my favorite muffin recipe. They’re easy to make and perfect for a special breakfast, an after-school snack or your child’s lunchbox. And the streusel on top makes them a divine gourmet treat. INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened to room temp 1 egg 2 1/3 cup AP flour 4 teaspoons baking […]

Breads, Breakfast, Food, Kid Favorites

October 6, 2011

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Oh, Y’ALL. I was not at all convinced that my kids would eat these Zucchini Chips when I saw the recipe. But after reading that they had gotten RAVES from other kids, I decided to give them a whirl — and I’m so glad I did! These are magnificent. They are super-easy to make, healthy, […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Sides

September 28, 2011

Zucchini Chips- Your Kids WILL Eat Them!