Valentine’s day is coming and we’re making white chocolate cranberry hearts. Yay, chocolate. We try to teach our littles that gifts should come from the heart. It should show people you are thinking about them. So, for valentine’s day (and other holidays) we make our gifts with our hands and from our hearts.
This Saturday is Chinese New Year. Holidays present the opportunity to embrace different cultures and food. Hence, New Year, New Food. 2017 is the year of the rooster and this Chinese New Year I’m introducing Asian barbecue ribs. We’re also going to try our hand at some origami.
I’m not a gadget person. If you are short on space, It’s even more important not to crowd your kitchen with gadgets. Of course, my silicon cooking mat is a necessity. Especially, for making the comfort dish I love with a couple of fewer calories. I guess that’s why it’s called a Silicone Non-stick Healthy Cooking Mat.
This time of the year is when the ovens turn on and the cookie sheets come out. Even with the worst bah hum bug fever, cookies make everyone feel a little more chipper. Especially, when you can smell the sweet buttery cookies as you walk the door. This is a present I’ve received from my co-worker and one I’ve given often. My mini me loves to make cookies, so I know it’s a gift other moms appreciate. Though titled holiday cookie gift jar, I love this gift idea because there are several others treats (both savory and sweet) you can fit in a quart sized mason jar.
The holidays get so busy I did not plan any specific dishes for the blog. But this deconstructed spinach salad was a life saver. My focus has been on trying to make an AIP Paleo dish to bring to my friend’s house for brunch. This dish allowed everyone big and small to get what they wanted and needed out of our brunch meal.
It’s “Meatless Monday” and soup is what I decided would be the best answer for the cold days we’ve been facing. Cuban Black Bean Soup is my go to soup. Whether using canned beans or dried beans it’s always delicious. Now I will admit, I like soup. Soup with a sandwich or a salad. It doesn’t much matter to me. What does matter, is that it is filling and delicious.
I’ve been on this breakfast kick and I don’t want it to end. Particularly, not after the bacon and egg hash brown cups I made the other day. I love a good “to go” breakfast.
Roll apple roll. It’s a conversation I’ve had often with my friends. How we are so much like our parents or how our children are like us. My mini me is exactly like me. That’s why I call him mini me. We are alike in so many ways. We even like the same foods. So, it’s no surprise that he loves cheese. These mini mac and cheese cups are just for him. Continue reading “Mini Mac and Cheese Cups”