Here in North Carolina, it is hot… These hot summer days get me thinking back on some of my favorite frozen desserts when I was a kid, and one thing that always comes to mind is the fruity/cream/vanilla combo. One thing I used to love were the orange push pops, a creamy citrusy treat. My … Continue reading Summer Sweets
You may have noticed I’ve been on hiatus for a while, but I have a good reason. Baby #2 arrived January 24! Between my pregnancy and now having a newborn, I have definitely been slacking in the kitchen. But I’m planning to get back to it in the coming weeks and months, along with revisiting … Continue reading Quick Pizza
A couple years ago, I picked up a cast iron tortilla press at a Latin American grocery store in Chicago. Since then, I’ve enjoyed pulling it out on rainy days or when we’re looking for a fun activity that has the added bonus of taking care of dinner. All you do is buy a package of prepared … Continue reading Tortillas
Please check out my first podcast, part of a recent appearance on DocSmo.com!! DocSmo.com is the website of Charlotte, NC pediatrician and children’s health blogger Dr. Paul Smolen. Here is the link: http://www.docsmo.com/peanuts-for-your-peanut/ For a summary, read on: DocSmo and I teamed up to give you a special post about a topic that is very … Continue reading Rethinking Peanuts for Babies
My aunt recently gave me a cookbook that was prepared as a fundraiser for an organization that she has been giving her time and energy to for many years. It’s called A Better World, and it’s a wonderful after-school program that gives low-income children a safe and enriching environment in the after-school hours. (Read more … Continue reading A Box of this and a Can of that – A Great American Tradition
There it seems that every area has its own specialty (near St. Etienne where I was there are Le Puy Lentils, Verbena liquor, quenelles- a puffed dumpling- just to name a few) or delicacy that is made exactly as it was in pre-industrial times. Continue reading Local Eating?
Today I would like to post my first entry in what I hope will be a recurring feature of the blog, and that is kids’ (and adults’) tasting panel. I thought what better product to start with than what seems like one of the fastest growing markets for kids food products: yogurt pouches. There is … Continue reading Tasting Panel – Kids’ Yogurt