Cooking with Kids: Pumpkin Pie

The chef

A few days before Halloween this year, we were over at my Mom's house to celebrate a birthday in the family. She gave each of the grand kids a sugar pie pumpkin and a tray of paints and told them to go to town decorating them, which they did with … [Continue reading]

Cube Steak & Gravy

Aurora stealing food

Comfort food. We all have favorite foods from our childhoods that remind of us of simpler, more carefree times. For me, one of my favorite comfort foods ever is Cube Steak & Gravy. It is simple and fairly quick to prepare, and most importantly, … [Continue reading]

Plantains: 4 Ways (Plantain Chips, Plantain Coins, Plantain Fries and Tostones)

Plantains 4 Ways

  It should be pretty evident by now that our family has a serious love affair with plantains. We use them as savory sides and in baking as sweet treats (see here, here, and here.) And why not? They are inexpensive, delicious, easy to prepare … [Continue reading]

Carrot Spice Plantain Muffins

Carrot Spice Muffins

One of our staples for a quick and easy breakfast has been my Apple-Cinnamon Almond Flour Muffins or Double-Chocolate Almond Flour Muffins. It is so nice to be able to grab a muffin from the freezer to satisfy an empty tummy on a busy morning. But … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Chip Cookies- Made from Plantains!

Chocolate Chip Cookies (from plantains)

  I haven't had chocolate chip cookies in a really, really long time. And usually, I'm pretty OK with that. But sometimes a girl just longs for the delicious sweetness, comfort and fond memories a fresh-from-the-oven, warm and gooey chocolate … [Continue reading]

Mango Chicken Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Mango Chicken Salad with Chipotle Dressing

   One of our favorite meals and a frequent choice for our meal plan is this absolutely delicious Mango Chicken Salad with Chipotle Dressing. The original inspiration for this came from the wonderful Sarah Fragoso at Everyday Paleo, but … [Continue reading]

Blueberry-Banana Plantain Pancakes

Aurora loves her pancakes!

Before Aurora was born, Pumpkin Almond Flour Pancakes (recipe coming soon!) were a regular breakfast offering in our family. Since Aurora is allergic to tree nuts I don't do as much with almond flour as I used to, so I have had to be a little more … [Continue reading]

Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

Mahi Mahi with Fresh Mango Salsa

   I was trying desperately to come up with something to eat for dinner the other night, since I had forgotten to thaw anything out. My musings led me to fish, because it can be thawed in a matter of minutes in cold water. So I went out … [Continue reading]

Apple-Cinnamon Almond Flour Muffins

Apple-Cinnamon Almond Flour Muffins

Almond flour has been a staple in our household for quite some time, although it doesn't get used as much these days due to Aurora's tree nut allergy and foraging habit. Add in our egg allergies, and it has been tricky to come up with a delicious … [Continue reading]

Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!

One of our family traditions since long before kids entered the picture has been a weekly Taco Night most Saturday evenings. Of course, we used to eat them with tortillas or corn chips. Now we love to enjoy our tacos in a simple lettuce shell, with … [Continue reading]