Breakfast Cookies

Jul 22nd, 2010 // Breakfast, Kid-tastic, Recipes

I recently found myself pondering whether oatmeal cookies could “count” as breakfast food. After all, oatmeal is breakfast food, isn’t it? My constant nibbling on leftover oatmeal cookies inspired the idea to bake up a bona fide breakfast cookie. As you can imagine, this recipe was met with glee in my house and a new breakfast recipe was born.

These cookies are perfect for breakfast because they have the consistency and taste of muffin tops but they are in the shape of a cookie. And if I’ve learned anything on this cooking journey it is that when it comes to kids shape and size does matter. I’ll admit they aren’t the picture of health but they are healthier than most muffins and cookies. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Broccoli & Cheese Stromboli

Jul 21st, 2010 // Dinner, Easy Cheats, Recipes

When my friends Angie and Josh were over the other day, they told me that their kid loves stromboli. I hadn’t even thought about stromboli since high school! I tucked it away in the back of my head and then tonight I remember when I was starring at some left over pizza dough in the fridge.  If you have left over pizza dough or the pre-made kind in your fridge, this is a great kid friendly alternative to pizza. Even though it’s got a lot of the same basic ingredients, I find it’s fun to mix things up a bit. It’s what kids cooking is all about.

Not only did my kid like eating it, but he totally dug making it. What could be more fun than rolling up all the ingredients into a nice big log? As you can see, the robot was very involved in preparing this meal. He was with us every step of the way but didn’t get a chance to taste it because my kid cleaned his plate. Next time we’ll have to have Angie and Josh’s daughter, Molly, taste test it for us. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Bite Sized Greek Salad

Jul 20th, 2010 // Appetizers, Most Popular, Recipes

I promised to bring an appetizer to a friend’s birthday gathering this week. I wanted to make something light and bite-sized. These individual Greek salads are the perfect party pickup food and per usual my kid liked being able to do the skewering! (Anything on a stick is a hit!)

My kid did as much grazing as making but I can’t complain because he was eating healthy bits of cucumber and olives. I kind of got the feeling he’d eat anything on a toothpick. Except for tomatoes! Still haven’t gotten him to try them. I’m not giving up yet. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Tofu Channa Masala

Jul 19th, 2010 // Dinner, Recipes, Veggie Friendly

Every time I’m trying to think of something new to cook I turn to Jamie Olivers book, Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals. There so many good ideas that you can mix and match a million ways. I had never in my life attempted to make Indian food but he makes it look so easy that I thought my kid and I would give it a whirl. I liked the idea of making it super mild so that my kid would try it. (When we order Indian it’s always too spicy for him.)

Jaime’s book has a recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala but since my husband is a veggie, we made Tofu Channa Masala instead. My husband also H-A-T-E-S cilantro so we had to adjust the recipe a bit to accommodate both restrictions. The good news is that my kid loves chickpeas and is a fan of using the food processor, so this turned out to be a good family meal. I’m so excited that we can take him for Indian food and get him to eat more than just bread! Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Birds, Binoculars & Breakfast Trail Mix

Jul 18th, 2010 // Breakfast, Recipes, Tool Tips

This morning I surprised my kid with an indoor bird watching expedition complete with make-your-own binoculars and breakfast trail mix. He’s been talking about it all day long.

The bird watching expedition starts with our special breakfast trail mix which we take along while we search for birds throughout the house using our home made binoculars.

My kid uses the Bird Watching Guide I created to find each of the birds hidden throughout the house. Once he’s identified and found a bird, he circles it on the guide and heads off to look for the next. Here’s how to set up a bird watching expedition in your own home…

Read more after the jump…