Pumpkin Smoothies!
Sep 28, 2011 | Posted by Shaina Olmanson
One of our favorite breakfasts and snacks is a simple smoothie. They're great for mornings when you're on the go, and kids of all ages can agree on a breakfast that feels like a treat. Moms can get behind whole fruits and vegetables even when slurped through a straw. Read More
Mother Knows Best
Sep 23, 2011 | Posted by Marisa McClellan
Years ago, I was on the phone with my mom when she said abruptly, "Just a second, there's a recipe I want to read to you." She had just re-discovered a pumpkin cookbook that dated back to her newlywed days and wanted to share a little of her culinary history with me. Read More
Apple of My Eye
Sep 18, 2011 | Posted by Marisa McClellan
Last year, one of my favorite orchards offered an incredible deal. For just $20, they’d let you fill a half-bushel crate of apples up to the very top. That’s approximately 25 pounds of apples. Being one who cannot resist the allure of a good deal, I indulged in this bargain. Read More
Kids in the Kitchen
Sep 15, 2011 | Posted by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque
If your little one is anything like mine, he probably doesn’t even need an invitation into the kitchen. Children are naturally drawn to the heart of the home because of the good smells, curious gadgets and, let’s face it, that’s where they find YOU most of the time. But those hands are fast, and attention spans are short. How does one get anything accomplished with a two or three-year-old ‘helping’? Read More
Spotlight on Superfoods: Butternut Squash
Sep 10, 2011 | Posted by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque
Fall whispers its entrance with cool evenings, blushing trees, and the laughter of school children. With it comes an array of colorful squash, my favorite of them being butternut. Fall squash are not only pretty and decorative, but they are tasty and loaded with complex vegetable carbohydrates and dietary fiber. The butternut happens to be my favorite because its thin skin is easy to peel and there is a high flesh-to-seed ratio in each squash. Read More
In Season: Pears
Sep 6, 2011 | Posted by Marisa McClellan
Pears aren’t as eye-catchingly glossy, but they grab my attention far more than apples. They have a certain culinary humility and lack of flash that makes them good players in baked goods and preserves. Pears also dress up better than apples ever can, achieving easy sophistication simmered in honeyed wine or baked into an elegant tart. Read More
An End of Summer Feast
Sep 2, 2011 | Posted by Marisa McClellan
The secret to end-of-season party planning is keeping it easy. No need for complicated cocktails or loads of decorations. It really helps that there’s so much amazing food in season right now. Here are some ideas to celebrate the labor of summer’s fruits (and vegetables). Read More
Tummy Time
Aug 29, 2011 | Posted by Jessica Shyba
Along with all of the other various trials that come with having your first baby, tummy time proved to be the first that challenged my instincts as a new parent. It seemed as though just at the moment when we got to know each other, I needed to place my son into this awkward position on the ground that made him more than a little uncomfortable. Read More
Preserving Tomatoes: Tomato Ginger Jam
Aug 23, 2011 | Posted by Winnie Abramson
Ever since I started growing my own tomatoes, I looked forward to making tomato jam each summer. I make all sorts of salads, salsas, and sauces, too, but there's just something magical about this jam: the spices and the ginger make it reminiscent of an Indian chutney, but it's thick, perfectly sweet, and spreadable. Read More
Tomatillos: Salsa Verde
Aug 18, 2011 | Posted by Ethan Adeland
Show me someone who has never heard of salsa verde (green salsa) and I will show you someone who will fall in love with the taste of it as soon as they give it a try. Read More