Prudent Baby Guest Post: Apple Fritters

Jun 23rd, 2010 // Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes

As many of you already know… I have a thing for the Prudent Baby blog. I spend hours on end looking at the projects and dreaming of one day being able to sew like Jaime does. When Jaime, one of Prudent Baby’s proprietors, told me she cooked these with her kid, I asked if I could feature them on my site. She obliged. This is her very own Apple Fritter creation and her gorgeous daughter, Scarlet, making it along with her.

Here are some more pictures of the big Apple Fritter Making session on Prudent Baby. And here’s what Jaime had to say about this recipe: Every single morning during my last month of pregnancy I ate an apple fritter on my way to work…alone in the car…licking my fingers after each bite.  Yes, I got really fat. Anyway, these homemade fritters might give you a heart attack but the recipe is easy, quick, and your kids will be like “Mommy made donuts!  We love mommy!!!” If you don’t want to deep fry you can check out Jaime’s Apple Cream Cheese Muffins instead.  Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Summer Salad 3 Ways

Jun 22nd, 2010 // Easy Cheats, Recipes, Sides, Veggie Friendly

When my friend Myra made mention of this salad in an email, I immediately wanted to make it. The next day I bought all the ingredients and whipped up a batch with my kid before heading off to Anne’s house for dinner. Anne made these Salmon Croquettes and served the lentil salad along with them. The kids (one 4 year old and two 7 year olds) were reluctant to taste the lentils but after finally giving in they requested helping after helping. I’m not kidding, it’s THAT kid friendly! Shocking, I know.

Anne sent me home with the salad because she had already resolved to make a batch of her own the next day. When I saw it in the fridge in the morning I just had to fry up an egg and serve it atop a warmed up scoop of salad. The result was divine!

That night when my kid wanted pasta for dinner, I simply could not resist using the last of the lentils instead of sauce. This may be my favorite incarnation of it yet. Next time I’m going to use spaghetti.

One healthy salad, served three different ways. What could be more appealing? Now for the recipe…

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S’mores Bars

Jun 21st, 2010 // Desserts, Recipes

If ever there was an irresistibly delicious dessert THIS IS IT. The recipe comes from my friend Mindy’s mom, Peg. Peg, I think you might owe me a years worth of personal training sessions because I cannot stop eating these! They taste just like s’mores only more sinful. As you might imagine, they are incredibly sweet. So much so that I’ll definitely be using dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate the next go-round.

The best part this recipe is that it contains marshmallow fluff. The nostalgia alone was amazing, but being able to introduce this “food” to my kid made it all worth while. He was fascinated by it and also loved using the electric mixer. The trickiest part is the top layer which needs to be shingled on so as not to disturb the fluff. We had to do some serious teamwork to get that right. Now for the recipe…

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Lox & Eggs on Rustic Toast

Jun 20th, 2010 // Breakfast, Holiday, Recipes

My kid and I got up bright and early today and headed out to get some father’s day food supplies. We left the baby and the baby daddy at home sleeping. We were on our way to the bagel shop to get bagels and lox (baby daddy’s favorite) when I had an idea to make something even more special. So, we turned around and picked up supplies to make this delicious Lox & Eggs on Rustic Toast Recipe instead!

Truth be told, my kid wouldn’t touch the the lox, but he loved the eggs and toast so at least we didn’t have to make a separate meal. The good news is that the baby daddy L-O-V-E-D it. That’s what’s most important on father’s day. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Festive Watermelon Stars

Jun 20th, 2010 // Healthy, Picky Busters, Recipes, Sides

Holidays are all about having fun with food. My kid just loves watermelon so I thought it would be cool to cut out some star shapes in honor of our country’s independence! This is the easies activity ever. The only trouble I had was keeping the stars out of my kids mouth. He wanted to eat each one as soon as it was cut!

We used a baby seedless watermelon because I find that they are consistently sweeter. We didn’t waste any melon. We just recycled the left over parts into watermelon chunks and my husband and I had it with our dinner. Happy 4th of July! Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…