What's for dinner Mom? I don't know! Just got home from work and carpooling from football practice and
I have no dinner prepared. Tacos again? Spaghetti again? How about we try a creation that the kids heard
about on one of their favorite shows iCarly? Spaghetti Tacos!
Whether you are packing a snack for your child's daycare group or are watching a daycare full of kids yourself, you can put together a snack that will be healthy and sustaining for everyone. Although the kids would love a sweet junk food snack, teachers and volunteers would probably appreciate a low-sugar snack that will fill kids without spinning them up.
Infuse meat, cheese and vegetables with the tasty flavors of smoke by building your own barbecue smoker. Alton Brown, cookbook author, debuted his own homemade smoker on his Food Network show, "Good Eats." His smoker was made from a terra-cotta flower pot. If you are worried that a terra-cotta pot will break, you can use a clean, aluminum garbage can instead. Work outside when building and using your smoker, so that you don't fill your house up with smoke or start a fire.
Many people ask me what I have in my pantry, since I always say that stocking a healthy one is the key to preparing quick, nutritious meals.
To answer that question, I decided to make a list of everything I have on hand and, in doing so, realized this would make a great shopping list for my readers!
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper…Well, I am not completely sure that we can all follow that logic, but what I can say for sure is if you skip breakfast or eat one that is packed with sugar and little other nutrients you are not preparing yourself for the best day ahead.
It makes perfectly good sense that you wouldn’t send your kids to school with homework unprepared, just as you wouldn’t want to send them out the door unprepared nutritionally. I watched “The Middle” the other night and laughed at the scene where everyone woke up late, and the mother (played by Patricia Heaton) was throwing her kids out the door half dressed (and half naked) with frozen brownies (straight from the freezer) as their breakfast. The house was bedlam, pretty much what a lot of houses look like in the morning. Here are a few healthy ideas to avoid the breakfast insanity at your house:
Buckle up because here we go! Tis our season
Sugar Lovers. Start off with this Pumpkin Gooey Cake. It's a no-fail recipe
that's sure to please. Make sure to add the spiked bourbon whipped cream for adults.
About 2 years ago, I planned on baking cookies for a friend’s birthday, but I didn’t want to bake the traditional chocolate chip cookie. So I searched online for some inspiration. I came across a recipe that caught my eye. I put my own twist on it and set off to bake! It is not too far from a traditional chocolate chip cookie, but adds a couple ingredients to create just the right blend.
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