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The classic margarita is perfect. Not one thing wrong with it! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play around with a classic every now and again. And since pomegranates will be coming into season soon and your tacos will STILL need that perfect margarita pairing, I’ve created this Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita (Mocktail)!
Every now and again I get inspired to make granola. Especially after going to the grocery store and seeing the cost of the store-bought stuff. Can an 8 ounce bag really be 8 dollars? Oh my! That’s when I turn to my kitchen, because I know I can make granola. And I know a little sous chef that can help me make it! And this time, I went all out. Yup, I made seriously delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Granola! Want the recipe? I thought so. Heeeeere you go!
For some reason, I really love breakfast food. Eggs, bacon, pancakes and all of it just makes me so happy. Perhaps that’s why you’ll find so many breakfast recipes on my site! Ha! And now, since it’s officially (ok, unofficially) PUMPKIN season, I had to whip up some Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes. And of course, I had to share the recipe with you!
Does that exclamation sound familiar? It sure does to me. When I pick up my little sous chef from school, I’m always met with those two words. Luckily, we both love a delicious, nourishing snack. And the effort in making that nourishing snack is worth it, because snacking can be a great way for your kids to get more nutrition while keeping them happy and satisfied until their next meal. Today I’ve partnered with Simple Mills for this post all about making snack time meaningful and I’m sharing a recipe for my Avocado Watermelon Cracker Snackers.
What do you usually have for breakfast? Do crush hard on cereal and oatmeal or are you more an eggs and bacon kind of a person? Well, I personally show no bias when it comes to breakfast! But these days, I’m really craving the savory stuff! Bring on the fried eggs! But those savory dishes needed something new, so how about a sauce? Yup. How about Spinach Cashew Pesto? Um, YES!!! Ok, well I’ve got the recipe here for you!
There’s a whole lot of German ancestry in me, so by default, I must love sauerkraut. And luckily, I do…now. But when I was little, I just could not figure out why my mom loved it so much! Why, oh why, did it have to show up on my hotdog? Ugh! But, with age, comes wisdom, and now I see how that fermented cabbage is such a beloved food. But I know seeing outside it’s traditional use as a “sausage topping” is hard, so I’m here to shed light on what to do with all of that kraut! So catch my ideas below along with a recipe for these yummy Sauerkraut Turkey Burgers!
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!