Here’s what you may or may not know about me, I love kids. I do, in fact, I wish I was one. I totally agree with that saying that “youth is wasted on the young.” Oh to go back and play with Barbies all day or run barefoot through the grass at dusk, trying to catch fireflies in a jar. Sounds pretty perfect, right? Well, I know I can’t go back, but that’s ok, because what I can do is help make a difference for our kids. Because besides loving kids, I love food. And that leads me to this year’s August celebration of Kids in the Kitchen 2017! I also like to think of it as the “Kitchen Kids Collaboration.” A true celebration of kids in the kitchen – teaching them the basic life skill of cooking – so that they can become “kitchen kids.” And to help me, I’ve enlisted the skills and smarts of some pretty cool people, including America’s Test Kitchen!
Do you use your slow cooker in the summer? No? Why not? Even though your slow cooker seems to get the most use during the winter, it makes perfect sense to dust it off and use it ALL summer! You should be outside, not in the kitchen! Let your slow cooker do all the work while you soak up the sun! Sounds pretty good, right? Get it ready, because you’ll be needing it to make this yummy 6 Ingredient Slow Cooker Poblano Chicken!
I may be slightly obsessed when it comes to baking. Have you noticed? When life gets crazy, I bake. And luckily, I’ve got plenty of inspiration for new desserts! I’m pretty pumped to share my newest baking success story – White Chocolate Chip Blondie Sandwich Bites!
There’s something magical about cookbooks, right? Those glorious pictures! That delicious food! I love them so much! And when I find one that I really like, I want to dance in the streets and sing out loud. Well, ok, that may be a bit “Disney” of me, but it’s true! And the feeling came to me recently when I discovered Bowls of Plenty by Carolynn Carreno.
Sometimes cake needs to happen, right? For one reason or another, I always find myself making cake. This Banana Coconut Bundt Cake has a story all it’s own. Perhaps not a riveting story, but a story nonetheless. Let me take you on a journey, a journey about how bananas and coconut became a bundt cake.
Every year Mother’s Day rolls around and I always find myself asking, “what am I going to get my mom?” I start feeling anxious about it too. I mean, is there really any gift that encapsulates the love I feel for this amazing woman? So you see, nothing ever seems adequate. This year I started to get that anxious feeling and then, by some grace of God, I felt a wave of calm wash over me. A voice telling me to sit down and reflect. So I did…and Mexican Wedding Cookies came to mind.
Time To Fire Up Your Grill!
I mean it, I’m fighting for that warm weather to show up and I’m coming in strong. Luckily I have my friends at Plan to Eat on my side to help me! We’ve partnered for this super fun meal plan to get you excited about the upcoming warmer months! What’s this Grill It meal plan all about it? I’m so glad you asked! Take a peek at what you can expect by checking out the video below!
I refuse to make this post about Cinco de Mayo. Instead, I want to talk about salsa. It’s one of my favorite condiments for so many reasons. This post is a profession of my love for salsa. For reading it, you will be rewarded with my super fresh Jalapeño Honeydew Salsa, perfect for ANY day, not just Cinco de Mayo! 🙂
I made something fancy for you. Something you’d find on the menu at a bistro. A French bistro. The kind with wrought iron tables set with fine china. The kind where you see (and yearn to be the) people sipping rosé and wearing dark sunglasses and white linen pants. I’ve never been to France, but this is how I imagine every bistro there. Super cool without even trying. Kind of like this tuna salad, super cool without even trying!