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…

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…

Cooking with Toddlers: Tools and Tasks

Staying at home with small kiddos has plenty of challenges. Some days we make barely make it to nap time. That’s why I like to blend the tasks I need to get done with toddler activity time. One easy way to do this is making cooking time an activity. Sound like you’re adding more stress…

Gluten Free Confetti Waffles

My little girl turned 3 today. We had a narwhal-themed party over the weekend with extended family and a few friends. If you have not read the Narwhal and Jelly series by Ben Clanton, I highly recommend those books.  They are sweet and funny, and they always have a good message about friendship and being…

Gingerbread Cookies

Amid the chaos that the holidays bring, the shopping, cooking, traveling, decorating, some traditions are really worth the effort. These cookies make the cut. No leaving the house, no battling crowds, no sleepy toddlers fighting to stay awake for Christmas lights. I plan on making them every year. They’re classic, warm with spices, and so…

Christmas Cookies

Every year when I was young, I looked forward to my Christmas cookie marathon. For weeks before, I would scour cookie recipe books picking the perfect combination. One chocolate mint, one oatmeal chocolate cherry for my mom, a challenging stained glass butter cookie, and a sliced peppermint. I’d get so carried away that we would…

Budget Smoothies

Smoothies may seem like a luxurious breakfast, especially when smoothie joints charge you $5+ for a serving. However, at home, they can be a cheap, easy way to nourish yourself in the morning or as an afternoon snack.   One of my favorite aspects of regularly doing smoothies is that it can be an excellent…

Cooking with Toddlers: Oatmeal Edition

Some common complaints I hear about cooking with kids is that it takes too much time, everyone leaves frustrated, knives are scary, it doesn’t always taste as good or look as good as without help, and they’re not sure where to start. Let’s start with the basics. When to start. ASAP The sooner you get…