Alright Mom, it’s your moment. Your little ones are all tucked in, the dishes are done (or not), and you plop yourself on the couch taking a deep breath. Every mom needs a little “me time” and this is just that.
Since moving to Europe this summer, we spend almost all of our free time traveling. We spent a few weeks in Italy over the summer and fell in love with the people and culture. One thing in particular, is Italian breakfast. It is a simple affair – meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, yogurts, breads and simple pastries. Most of it is store-bought and from a local bakery. One thing that is always on the table and is always homemade is a yogurt cake.
As a mom of two young kids and a Registered Dietitian, I am always looking for healthy recipes that don’t take all afternoon to make, and that the kids will actually eat.
When I created this Holiday Lime & Gingerbread Square a few years back, I was simply trying to develop a recipe that was a little more festive-looking than lemon squares to add to my baking tray. But they were such a huge success that they have now joined the ranks of Christmas baking tradition at my house.
Every Christmas morning we’d wake up to an empty glass and a plate of crumbs. That’s how we knew he’d been there. In the days leading up to the big event, we’d be busy baking him shortbread cookies, taking extra care to ensure they were perfect because, of course, they had to be Santa-worthy. Then we’d put them on a plate, with a drink (I wish I could say it was milk) and anticipate his arrival and enjoyment of our special treat. It was tradition.
Corn Muffins with Lemon Honey Butter By Bree Hester of BakedBree.com
Thanksgiving is all about the sides, right? I could skip the turkey all together, but I would never dream of not having the smell of a roasting turkey wafting throughout my house on Thanksgiving Day. It is a smell that connects me to my mom, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother. For generations, we have served the same exact meal from different cities, states, and countries.
Now that the leaves are changing and the temperature is getting cooler, it means we can finally bake all things pumpkin! I’m always looking for a healthier snack to bring along to work or to have after dinner. This Pumpkin Banana Bread is the perfect thing to satisfy your fall sweet tooth. It’s gluten free (because of the coconut flour) and it has lots of nutrients in it as well!
Just when you thought hot dog season couldn’t possibly get any better, cooks can’t seem to stop dreaming up tasty (out-of-the-box) hot dog toppings for their cookouts. Here in New York City, you can get just about anything on a dog: fried eggs, kimchi, even beef heart–ragu! Crazy, right!?
It’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July! That means family fun, picnics galore and the never-ending dessert platters. And if you are gluten-free, we’ve got you covered. Try our scrumptious gluten-free fruit cookie recipe that will be the perfect addition to your holiday weekend.
Easter will be hopping onto your calendar later this month, and that means it’s time to think about putting together the perfect Easter basket for the little ones in your life. Traditionally, Easter baskets are packed with plastic grass that sticks to everything and enough candy to fuel a week-long sugar rush.