Marinated Grilled Vegetables

It is full on 90+ temperatures every day here in Texas, which means you can usually find us at the pool. During COVID, that means our backyard. We’ve got a large blow up pool for the toddler (is 3 1/2 a toddler? I guess not) and the baby pool for the little one. The girls…

Childhood Food Neophobia

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a parent say something along the lines of, “my child used to love vegetables, but now they won’t touch them”. What causes this phenomenon and what does it mean for our child’s eating? Food neophobia is the rejection of new or unknown foods. This occurrence peaks…

Creamy Strawberry Banana Popsicle

We’ve been trying different popsicle flavors at our house lately. I love the simplicity of them. I love how excited my toddler is to make them. I love how excited she is to go outside and eat them. We’ve been having a popsicle snack when the 3 year old wakes up from her nap. We…

Peanut and Almond Powders, Are You Using Them Yet?

Flashback to 2017: the powers that be (the American Academy of Pediatrics) had completely flipped the allergen guidelines on their head. For those of you not in the world of tiny people or nutrition at the time, you may not have realized. Essentially (and I am heavily paraphrasing here) the guidelines went from waiting until…

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…