Whenever my mom went grocery shopping, she would treat me to a box of Barnum's Animal Crackers. Even though they were called crackers, I considered them more of a cookie and would save them to enjoy after lunch, or as a reward for making it through a long day of school. They're great plain, but in a few steps, you can also have a delicious after school snack. Crunchy celery is filled with creamy peanut butter and topped with the crackers. If your child has an allergy to peanuts, substitute cream cheese for the peanut butter. It's so simple that older children can help make and serve it to their younger siblings. To take a look at the recipe, read more
Posts for September 4th 2007
The process of removing food, usually meat, that is left/stuck in the pan after sauteing. A small amount of liquid (usually wine or broth, but it depends on the recipe) is poured and heated in the pan. It is then stirred up to remove the now loosened food from the pan, the end result is usually the basis for a flavorful sauce.
Spaghetti & meatballs is a classic meal that is equally pleasing to both kids and adults. Kids love its tomato sauce and cheesy pasta, while adults love its comforting aroma and familiar flavor. It's such a crowd pleaser that everyone should know how to make it. If you haven't got a lot of time, cut to the chase and make the easy recipe. However if you have some time and want to give a more difficult recipe a try, make the harder version. No matter which one you choose, be sure to serve it with a green salad, garlic bread, and a glass of Italian wine! For both recipes, read more
The blogosphere is running amok with a story about a "feud" that is brewing between Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson. Martha supposedly referred to Nigella as, "what's her name who married the Saatchi." Which caused Nigella to respond that Martha has "insecurities."
I'm sure that this so-called rivalry is hyped to sell papers, but it definitely got me thinking about the two domestic divas. They have very different approaches, but they're all about bringing domestic bliss into your life. Do you think you can tell the two apart? Try our Who Said It quiz and see how you do!Take the Quiz
My little sister Trish recently began her career as a working woman. Now that she is confined to an office for eight hours a day she has realized the importance of packing a filling and healthy lunch. To help her out I've put together a bunch of lunchtime tips. These helpful hints can be applied to both those who are in the work force and those who are in school.
- Maintaining variety is vital to brown bagging. Having the same lunch every day can be incredibly depressing. With creativity, a delicious lunch can totally brighten your day.
- Make your food more alluring than the nearby fast food chains. Sandwiches with quality ingredients like proscuitto, mozzarella, and fresh herbs will have you looking forward to lunch in the morning.
- Don't buy single serving packs of chips. Instead pack a small amount in a zip lok baggy. This discourages over eating and saves money.
For the rest of my tips, including how to stop sandwich sogginess, read more
Remember the dog ice cream I told you guys about a little while back? Well if you're holding out because Fido doesn't want the extra calories, or if he wants to participate in the frozen yogurt revival, then be sure to check out Yöghund. Developed by The Barking Dog Ltd., Yöghund is a frozen treat made from organic yogurt, bananas, peanuts and spring water. It's currently only available in a few markets, but you can also purchase a pack of four containers online for $5.99.
Source: Cool Hunting