halloween “in the house”: vampire teeth!

vampire teeth

October 21st, 2014

I love these: And while I wouldn’t call anything involving mini marshmallows “healthy”, it is Halloween after all – and at least you’ve got apples and nut butter, no? This would work just as well with Nutella or speculoos (homemade if you’re feeling it) too. Boo! Vampire “Teeth” (makes 8; may be doubled or tripled) […]


sriracha caramel corn & a giveaway!

vermont maple sriracha caramel corn

August 7th, 2014

So there was this: See – I told you it was going to be a good week! When Jackson sent me a bottle of his new sriracha sauce I knew that I wanted make something sweet as well as savory. Yes it was fabulous in that chicken, but I had a feeling that it would […]


favor-“ette”: apple peel “twigs”

apple peel twigs

November 5th, 2013

Still got apples? Me too. And what’s worse is that Noah will NOT eat an unpeeled apple – in fact, none of my kids would “eat the peels” when they were little. Which results in a lot of discarded peels. So you could imagine my delight upon discovering this genius use of apple peels – from […]


favor-“ette”: leftover dough scraps = best treat ever

cinnamon sugar puff pastry scraps

September 17th, 2013

If you ever find yourself with leftover dough scraps – from pie crust, phyllo or puff pastry…. DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY!!!! Wrap them in plastic, store in the fridge and when you have some time, bake them into the best treats ever: Simply brush with some melted butter or margarine, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar […]


favor-“ette”: apple to go

apple to go

June 5th, 2013

Noah will be in a little program for a few weeks before camp starts, and I have to send him with his lunch each day (I know, when did THIS happen??). As his picky eating has been well-documented here, you can imagine how stressful this is for me. But one thing I can pretty much […]


shortcuts: wonton ravioli

kale ricotta wonton ravioli

April 12th, 2013

Remember my “shortcuts” series? You know, the one where I was going to post recipes using pre-made ingredients – like puff pastry, or pre-rolled pie crusts? Me neither. That’s because I did exactly one post on the subject – almost two years ago. Oops. I have no idea why I never kept up with this […]


favor-“ette”: roasted chickpeas

favor-"ette": roasted chickpeas

March 20th, 2013

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of chickpeas – whether in a lunchtime salad or my-current-favorite-snack hummus, you’ll always find at least a few cans hanging out in my kitchen cupboard. But here’s my most favorite way to eat chickpeas: roasted. Have you ever had roasted chickpeas? They’re delicious, and a perfect nibble with […]


favor-“ette”: sweet “potatoes”

favor-"ette": sweet "potatoes"

March 13th, 2013

Well I know the month is only half over but I’m going to say that these are officially my favorite “favor-ette” of March! I mean, just look at them! I saw these in Martha Stewart last year and filed them away for this St. Patrick’s Day. I was convinced, however, that they would never make […]


dairy free: hummus and (homemade) pita chips

dairy free: hummus and (homemade) pita chips

January 27th, 2013

I’m in the home stretch of my dairy-free month and am actually quite enjoying it! I’ll save my thoughts on it all for the end of the month but for now, another great recipe… I don’t know about you, but the “witching hour” does not apply to kids only. At around four or five o’clock […]


dairy free: breakfast bars

dairy free: breakfast bars

January 24th, 2013

I am SO excited to share this recipe with you all today! First, it is from my newest love –  The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by the amazing Deb Perelman. You’ve seen her across this screen many times, both as the subject of “blove“, as well as the many recipes I’ve posted. Guys – get this […]