Banana Muffins

I made these muffins this morning, before anyone even woke up.  It couldn’t be easier.  I had bananas that were so leftover that they were black on the outside, but still good on the inside.  I didn’t want to make banana bread or cake, because it always seems that my kids don’t eat it, for […]


Lamb Chops with Asian BBQ sauce

Here is one of my go-to dishes that my picky eater loves every single time I make it! In a bowl, I mix 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon Chinese 5-spice powder, a couple of grinds of the peppermill. Mix this […]


Easy cream of broccoli soup enjoyed by all

Today I decided to try a cream of broccoli soup as a way to entice my kids to get their veggies.  Here’s what I did: I sauteed one chopped yellow onion in a few teaspoons of butter over medium heat.  Let that cook for 5 minutes until the onions became softish.  Then I added fresh […]


Lunch is a major problem for my picky eater

So finally my four-year old started going to school for full days, twice a week. At first, I was so nervous about the little guy being in school until 3:30 that I almost didn’t want to send him, but then again, he IS supposed to start kindergarten next year, so I figured he had to […]


A yummy and easy soup-just 4 ingredients

I had a few small potatoes in the house so I decided to make some kind of simple soup.   I sauteed one whole yellow onion, one big carrot, and three fat green onions (almost leeks but not quite as tough)  in EVOO in a small soup pot.  After about 10 minutes I added two […]


A healthy, low-carb and super quick meal

Yesterday was my husband’s 47th b-day and I wanted to cook him a special meal.  However, we sort of celebrated the night before with a meal that was also pretty heavy-pasta, cake and ice cream, the works.  So last night, to kick off a healthy new year for him, I made Rachael’s Gutsy Red Pepper […]


Our “Green” Vacation

My husband and I just returned from a week’s vacation with our two small children, ages 3 and 5. We decided to take the kids to a small island off the coast of New England and since we made our plans so last minute, we could not get our car on the ferry and renting […]


Homemade “play” dough

Making “play” dough at home couldn’t be easier and is a quick and inexpensive way to get something very close to the stuff you buy in the store (what’s it called???). However, there are a few different recipes out there and they are definitely not created equal. There are pros and cons to each…. The […]


A healthy summer snack for the picky eater

You may have made a juice pop or two in your life, and if you haven’t, then run out and buy one of those juice pop molds because they are about the easiest things in the world to make and so so so much better than getting the freezie pops from the grocery store, which […]