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Let’s Do Lunch: Over the Rainbow

I intended to make a St. Patrick’s Day lunch for Jack today, but my shamrock cookie cutter is still on its way, so instead, this week’s lunch features only the rainbow part of the St. Patrick’s Day theme. This is packed in a two-tier animal lunch box from Old Navy. The bottom tier holds a … Continue reading

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

When I saw a picture of cheesecake-stuffed strawberries on Pinterest the other day, I knew I had to make them. Succulent strawberries filled with sweetened cream cheese and topped with graham cracker crumbs — what’s not to love? They’re adorable, require only five ingredients, and are a snap to put together. These may very well … Continue reading

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas — So Addictive!

The other night, I made the crispy roasted chickpeas from Steamy Kitchen (another of my go-to food blogs), and oh.my.goodness. They are so yummy and so addictive. I made two cans’ worth of roasted chickpeas, and I had to stop myself from gobbling all of them. I’m not a huge fan of chickpeas (also known … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Kalua Pork Sub Sandwich

I made slow cooker kalua pork again last night (it was so popular with my gang that Jack requested I  make it again!), so I sent Jack to school with a sandwich made from some of the leftovers. There’s no theme to his lunch this week, but I still think this meal, packed in an … Continue reading

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

I love a good stuffed pepper, but I don’t relish the time involved: brown the meat, cook the rice, prep the tomato sauce, stuff the pepper, then bake (or cook in the crock pot). Plus, there’s the trickiness of eating a stuffed pepper — the moment you cut it, it falls apart. So, I was … Continue reading

Crash Hot Potatoes, aka Potato Perfection

I love potatoes. Mashed, baked, roasted, deep-fried, boiled — I love them all (as long as they’re not scalloped. I don’t like potatoes combined with cheese, sour cream or other dairy products, aside from the occasional order of chili cheese fries). So, it means a lot when I say that I have found the perfect … Continue reading

Pasta With Italian Turkey Sausage, Escarole and Beans

Today’s entry is, like the kalua pork and broccoli and cheese pasta from last week, courtesy of Skinnytaste. Yes, I’m still obsessed with it, and plan to make at least a dozen more recipes from that blog. 🙂 This pasta with Italian sausage, escarole and beans was a huge hit with Johnny and the boys. … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: May The Force Be With You

Johnny recently advised me to make Jack’s lunches “cool,” as opposed to “cute,” in preparation for possible teasing in kindergarten next year. My response was, “What? Five-year-olds don’t know what’s ‘cool’!” Alas, it appears I was mistaken. The four- and just-turned-five-year-old boys in Jack’s preschool class are really into Star Wars. I’m perplexed by this … Continue reading

Nutella Crescent Cookies

For Valentine’s Day, I decided to whip up these cute little Nutella pie crust crescent cookies — flaky, chocolaty little bites of heaven. I saw the recipe on my friend Marci’s Pinterest board the other day (feel free to follow any or all of my Pinterest boards!), and I knew I would be making these … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Pizza

This Valentine’s Day pizza is yet another idea from the awesome blog Cute Food For Kids (seriously, she’s so prolific, and everything she makes looks amazing). All you need are ready-to-bake pizza crusts (such as Boboli’s), pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni slices. It also helps to have the ability to strategically place the pepperoni … Continue reading