Mi Oh My Spaghetti Pie


by on May 10th, 2012 // Uncategorized

Thank you Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook for another amazing recipe. This spaghetti pie was so good I almost didn’t get the photo op. Not a minute after I served the hubs and kids a slice they were reaching for more. I managed to salvage the last quarter of the pie for a quick pic and then let the family devour the rest.  This, my friends, is a hit. Find the full recipe on the Family Kitchen.

Fruity Flowers for Mothers Day


by on May 7th, 2012 // Breakfast, Kid-tastic, Snacks

Ok, all you moms out there. Send this post to the Daddy’s in the house. Can you imagine waking up to this sweet, healthy bouquet of springtime fruit on Mother’s Day? So adorable and definitely easy enough for dad and kids to pull off. The look on my daughter’s face when she put these together. It made my day. She and her brother are planning on making them again for Mother’s Day, take note dad. For our fruity flower how to head over to The Family Kitchen.

The Improvised Parfait By Sylvie


by on Apr 26th, 2012 // Uncategorized

The other day Sylvie and I got our copy of The Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook and we sat down and read the entire cookbook with her stopping and begging to make what was on every page. I already had dinner planned and we were low on ingredients, but she insisted on making the first thing in the book, a Berry Breakfast Parfait. Well, we didn’t have raspberries or fresh blueberries or vanilla yogurt or anything even remotely resembling granola. She asked for nuts, none of those. I went about my business and the next thing I know she’s got an assembly line of parfait like ingredients that she managed to scrounge up. It turned out delicious so thank you Mayo clinic kids’ cookbook for the inspiration. You can find Sylvie improvisation at the Family Kitchen.

Pineapple Upside Down Donuts


by on Apr 19th, 2012 // Breakfast, Desserts

Yes, you read that correctly and you will eat all of them. We’ve already gone through one batch in a day (with some help from the neighbors). This was one of those unexpected recipes that just blows your mind and it all started with a pineapple sale at the grocery store. How could I resist buying a pineapple when they were only .99 cents? We ate about half of the pineapple, then I was daydreaming about pineapple upside down cake and these baked apple donuts. Could we combine the two and make this happen? Oh yes we can and we did! Get the full recipe at the Family Kitchen.

Easy No Cook Strawberry Syrup


by on Apr 12th, 2012 // Breakfast, Desserts

Strawberry season is upon us which means I’ll be making all kinds of  recipes with fresh strawberry.  As a kid I remember going to a you-pick strawberry patch and everyone one in my family (seven of us) would pick as much as our containers could hold. It was back breaking work, but when we got in the car, each holding our load of berries, we could eat to our hearts content. By the time we pulled up to the house half the strawberries had vanished, which is scary, because we picked TONS. When we got home we set up an assembly line in the kitchen.  Some would hull, others would wash and those good with a knife would slice. Then all the prepped berries would go into a giant bowl. Add sugar, place it in bags and freeze them for later. That way, in the middle of winter when strawberries were expensive and tasted like you know what, we could bust out our frozen fresh strawberries. Keep reading over at the Family Kitchen for this super simple no cook strawberry syrup recipe.