There is nothing better than a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs on a cold winter night, especially if your kids are doing most of the cooking! Mixing and shaping are a great activity for little hands if they’re old enough to know to wash their hands after touching raw ingredients. Conveniently leaving your hands free for supervising and sipping. Continue reading
Category Archives: kid friendly
Featured Recipe: BBQ Chicken & Greens Pizza
Featured Pairing: Beer!
As a mother of a light-speed growing boy, I have accepted the fact that pizza is going to be a key part of my life for the next dozen years or so. It’s easy, it’s filling, he can make it himself before he’s 5 and feed a crowd, what’s not to love? It turns out that it’s also a great way to clean out the fridge and feel all fancy doing it. Continue reading
Featured Recipe: Root Vegetable Soup
Featured Pairing: Chardonnay
Happy Meatless Monday!
With the lull between Halloween and Thanksgiving, I’m looking for healthy, satisfying, nourishing meals that help me detox from all the candy and meat and carbs that we’re inclined to scarf up this time of year.
Featured Recipe: Grilled Pizza
Featured Wine: Chianti, or if you’re feeling sassy: Champagne.
A dab of flour on noses, oops! a little juice spilled. Cooking with kids, what a delightful mess and such fun, say paper towel companies.
More like, splat! there went a dozen eggs. No, you can’t eat raw bacon. How did spaghetti sauce wind up on the ceiling?
So, cooking with kids. Delightful and fun? Yes. A mess? Definitely! Continue reading
Featured Recipe: Risotto Milanese
Featured Wine: that bottle in the back of the fridge that made it beyond the weekend.
What do you get when you take an overzealous _______ and add a healthy dose of absolutely no spare time? All too often a _____ full of the best intentions that’s threatening to spoil. Continue reading
Me: N, what would you like to help me cook for dinner (expecting an answer of mac & cheese or pizza)
N: Steak. I want to help you cook steak. With vegetables. And a nice salad.
Me completely freaking out because he’s hilarious and awesome. And then trying to figure out how he can help me cook something that you literally just throw on the hottest surface you can find for 5 minutes and then slice with your sharpest cutting implement. Continue reading