Egg Salad Celery bites


by on Apr 5th, 2012 // Appetizers, Snacks

Come Sunday afternoon many of our fridges will be overflowing with hard boiled eggs. What to do with all these colored beauties? There’s only so many hard boiled and deviled eggs I can eat.  My kids and I came up with a perfect snack to use up those eggs that’s both healthy and gives us an afternoon boost. To top it off it’s fun to eat, crunch crunch! Get the full recipes on the Family Kitchen.

Spring Rainbow Salad


by on Mar 29th, 2012 // Sides, Veggie Friendly

Spring has sprung. Which means showers and rainbows and purple, yellow, orange and red flowers in full bloom. And since rainbows are all the rage these days and with all this rain (here in Los Angeles, anyway) what better way to celebrate these vibrant colors than in a healthy spring salad and what better way to get my kids excited about eating a salad! Get the step by step over at the Family Kitchen.

Cooking Breakfast With Sylvie


by on Mar 19th, 2012 // Just for Fun, Kid-tastic, Uncategorized

Lots of parents are nervous about bringing their kids into the kitchen – I was too! I was also doing that crazy balance of trying to entertain kids while cooking dinner and it never seemed to go smoothly. One day I realized if I have to make dinner I might as well bring in the kiddos to help me out, it will give them something to do and give us all time together. Sure there might be a few more messes and things might take a bit longer, but I’m spending quality time with my kids while accomplishing tasks (and I don’t have to do things like wash veggies anymore!). My kids have learned so much and are really excited when they create a new dish. I can’t begin to tell you how proud my 2 1/2 year old was when he made those yogurt covered strawberries! For tips on how to get started cooking with your kids and the recipe for the french toast strips, take the jump…

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Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberry Pops


by on Mar 15th, 2012 // Desserts, Healthy, Kid-tastic, Snacks

By now most of us have seen these incredible yogurt covered strawberries on Pinterest. If you’ve made these delicious treats at home you know they taste as good as they look. But they’re a mess to eat and when you add a tw0-and-a-half-year old wrecking ball named Lincoln (my son) you’re really in for it. So I thought of a fix and an easy way for the kids to enjoy Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberry Pops without breaking out the stain remover. And just in time because this week in our farmers market basket we got fresh strawberries so check out my less messy version at the Family Kitchen.

Naptime Chef Cookbook Winner Plus Parmesan Panko Chicken With Balsamic Tomatoes


by on Mar 12th, 2012 // Dinner, Uncategorized

We have a winner!  Congratulations to Carrie who wrote ‘I can’t wait for my boy to come home from grandmas to cook this. My boy has been showing a lot of interest in cooking lately by asking to help more and more’.  Looks like you and your boy are going to be doing some cooking!

Now for a bonus Naptime Chef recipe! I love a good chicken parm recipe and this one turned out to be quite the tasty recipe indeed.  It’s is topped with a simple tomato arugula combo making what can be a heavy dish, light and fresh. Keep reading for the full recipe…

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