Because homemade is always better. And it’s even better when you’re 12-year old brings home the recipe, and now it’s part of her own recipe repertoire. This is super, super simple. If you are a fan of (most) restaurant salsa’s, … Continue reading
Can’t decide if it looks simple to make, or hard to make? It’s not just making a cake out of the box, though, there are multiple steps to get to the final product. However, my 11-year old made this. … Continue reading
Strawberry Pavlova…. My daughter’s first recipe! She entered this in her 4H cooking competition this week, and placed 3rd. I don’t know much about 4H, but it is very big in our area. She is a 4th grader, and apparently, … Continue reading
Easy pinto beans. These may be left juicy and served as a soup, or reduce the liquid, to serve as a side. Or, puree or mash and serve warm with some chips topped with chips and jalapenos as an appetizer … Continue reading
Fabulous freshly made, but, make a double (or triple) batch, and save in the freezer either baked or unbaked for a quick dinner. Or breakfast, if you’re like my daughter who’s often willing to eat lunch for breakfast. Note: Dairy, … Continue reading
Used White Lily self-rising flour; who needs a pancake mix? Very easy to put together! Made for some happy kids (big and little)! 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour 3/4 cups milk 1 egg 1 tablespoon vegetable oil chocolate chips, your … Continue reading
So, at the young age of 8, my daughter has learned firsthand that what she eats has an effect on her health.
So, we’ve talked about foods many times: foods that are good for us, foods that are bad for us, and some foods that really have a negative impact on her.
So, the other day in the car, I brought up the concept of Meatless Mondays. By giving her examples of some of the potential meals we could do (and no negatives about meat itself), she was all for it. She was so for it, that she was upset that she had meat for lunch at school the last 2 Mondays.
The best part about Meatless Mondays is that a lot of vegetarian dishes are also quick and easy to prepare, a definite positive for a Monday night after a busy weekend (any weekend!)
So, for our first official Meatless Monday, I took the easy path and served them something they both love: Bean Tostadas with fresh Guacamole!
Using premade tostada shells and canned beans, the hardest part was making the simplest of guacamoles, and grating the cheeses.
Twenty minutes later, dinner was served!
Here’s what’s left of one of the last flats of the strawberry season in Louisiana for 2013: What to do with these beauties? The list is endless…. Salad with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar/glaze… smoothie… yogurt and granola… strawberry shortcake… … Continue reading
A salad I learned to make living overseas, where the avocados (and oranges) were plentiful. A great winter salad to beat the winter blahs! Doesn’t hurt that it also incorporates Mardi Gras colors! You will need: 1 navel orange, … Continue reading
What is paneed? A term still used in New Orleans cooking and on restaurant menus, it simply means pan-fried. Usually, the meat, whether it be chicken, pork, veal or beef, or even eggplant, is pounded thin, dipped in an … Continue reading