Calm Down Jars

Calm Down Jars It’s summer break and the days are hot! In the midst of all the fun there are often times of breakdowns, issues with sharing and little emotional flare ups. Calm down jars give you something to hand a cranky toddler who needs…

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Super Speedy Cinnamon Rolls 

Super Speedy Cinnamon Rolls  Makes 12   This is a recipe for parents who don’t bake yet still find themselves suddenly and mindlessly volunteering to bring “something sweet” to the next play group, school board meeting, baby shower, family gathering…you get the drift. These taste like you’ve spent…

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca Makes 8 Servings This is a wonderfully refreshing drink. Imagine taking a straw to the juiciest watermelon in the patch as you dip your toes in a crystal-clear pool. That’s the feeling you get from this drink. This agua fresca is just…

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Potato Zucchini Latkes

Potato Zucchini Latkes Makes about 18 latkes These are incredibly finger friendly and great for dipping into homemade apple sauce. You can make as smaller latkes for your little one or simply cut an adult size one into pieces. Ingredients: Vegetable oil for frying 4…

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Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas Serves 2 Welcome to the weekend! I’m someone who loves potatoes in all incarnations but these are especially tasty. I used to eat these with my girlfriends when we would go out for happy hour at our favorite tapas bar. Now I serve…

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Potato Leek Gruyere Soup

Potato Leek Gruyere Soup An entire week of rain has me in soup mode. Our butterfly release (my son’s latest and by far coolest in-home science experiment) has been delayed so meals are currently enjoyed with our resident colony of 4 Painted Lady Butterflies (still…

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Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad Serves 8 This pasta salad flies together and makes for fantastic finger food for toddlers. It also serves well for a grab and go option for adults. The added broccoli can be substituted for steamed green beans, sweet peas or your child’s…

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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce Serves 8-10 You don’t have to enjoy raw vegetables to get the benefits of this creamy dip. Cucumber and dill are already seamlessly blended in to this favorite spread, making it the ideal snack for kids. Ingredients: 1 cup seeded and grated Persian…

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