Peaches, Berries, and Cream Popsicles

Summer has officially hit here in Houston. This means two things: First, if we don’t go outside before 10AM, we don’t go outside. Second, it’s popsicle season! If you haven’t made your own popsicles before, it can be intimidating, but I promise it’s just as easy as making a smoothie. You simply put that smoothie…

Nut-Free Cinnamon Quinoa Granola

Store-bought granola is delicious, and sometimes I want one that has a little less sugar. I love this granola, because it is not over the top sweet and it clumps together nicely (thanks to the egg white). It is much less expensive than store bought, and lasts forever. The best part about this recipe is…

Review of Pamela’s Chocolate Cake Mix

We had a very busy weekend…again. Preparing a house to put it on the market is more of an ordeal than I ever imagined. Especially when you’ve put off painting projects for two years. My husband and I worked incredibly hard this weekend, trying to get it in tip top shape, and we are still…

Sweet Potato Fritters

This weekend was a doozy. My husband and I both took on large house projects, while taking care of the kids. He built a raised bed in the back, while I painted the 14 large cabinets in our master bath. After our home flooded in Hurricane Harvey several years ago, we changed the color of…

Build Your Own Lunches

I keep seeing posts about how over cooking every single meal we all are. We are burnt out from trying to do at least 3 full time jobs all at once, with no respite. We are working, day-caring, cooking, home-schooling, worrying about the state of the world, and trying to connect with our loved ones…

Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Beans

I don’t know about you, but I have a large bag of beans and several cans I bought to prepare for this quarantine situation. It’s one of the first things people think of when they think “shelf stable foods”, but how much can we actually do with them? Are endless batches of hummus and re-fried…

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

If you are not a breakfast cookie convert, prepare to be. These carrot cake breakfast cookies are a great way to shake up the never ending cycle of oatmeal at our house. Eloise is on a peanut butter oatmeal kick lately. I like to keep changing things up when I can, so that there aren’t…

Snack Tray Lunches

Weather has been warm and beautiful lately, and we have been enjoying outside lunches as much as possible these days. The easiest way¬† to make this happen has been snack tray lunches. What is a snack tray lunch you ask? It’s where I pile all the leftovers and odds and ends from the fridge onto…

Roasted Beets

Beets were one of those things that I was intimidated and confused by before I actually figured out how to cook them. I grew up with pickled beets from a jar (also delicious), but I didn’t have roasted beets until after college. I still remember the delicious quinoa salad I had them on with a…

Division of Responsibility in Feeding

In my early days as a WIC clinic nutritionist, I stumbled upon a book in a reference section for one of the classes I was teaching. This book revolutionized the way I thought about feeding children. It focused more on the psychological aspect of feeding children than the physical. Everyone pretty much knows kids should…

Instant Pot Carnitas

Have you ever eaten a dish at a restaurant and thought, “I wish I could make that”. This is exactly what happened last weekend. We had a lovely weekend spending time with my husband’s brother, sister-in-law, and nephew. We don’t get to see them all that often, and it makes it extra sweet to see…

Cooking with Toddlers: Yogurt Edition

I have a confession. I do not like yogurt. I know, at this day and age we are all supposed to be working on our “gut health” and doing all the probiotic things, right? Yogurt, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, etc. We always had the little tubs of individually packaged yogurt with flavors that gave their best…