I prefer to make foods from scratch so I know exactly what is going into the meal I feed my family. There are some foods I never dreamed of touching, one of them being breakfast cereal. Who would have thought that making breakfast cereal would actually be easy? From bran flakes and granola to cookie inspired creations, your imagination is the only thing that will limit you in your homemade breakfast cereal adventures. All of these homemade breakfast cereal recipes are perfect served in a bowl ... Continue Reading
Know exactly what’s going into your breakfast when you make your own cereal.
Four fun experiments: make an eggshell disappear, hold a spinning egg contest, float and sink eggs, and dye eggs red naturally.
Set aside some of those Easter eggs (or grab a fresh carton) for fun science experiments in the kitchen. You’ll make an eggshell disappear, hold a spinning egg contest, float and sink eggs, and dye them bright red using yellow onion peels. Make an Eggshell Disappear Check out the chalazae. You’ll need: An egg White vinegar Instructions: An egg is surrounded by a thin, hard shell, made of calcium carbonate. Inside, the egg yolk is suspended in the egg white by one or two ... Continue Reading
Use batch cooking to save time and money in preparing recipes for your family.
Batch cooking is a great way to spend a little extra time to save a lot of time and money later. Once the food is prepared, all you need to do is prepare and serve later. And even better, there's less clean up. Here are a few batch cooking recipes I love to whip up: Pancakes I have never been that great at making pancakes. For some reason they never cooked inside but they were always brown on the outside - until I found this recipe. This recipes makes a ton of pancakes. Once they are cooled, I ... Continue Reading
Have leftover baby cereal? Here are some ways to incorporate it into baby and family recipes.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional programs) can be an awesome resource for parents on limited incomes. However, you get a lot of baby cereal. After a lot of research I opted to skip the traditional white rice baby cereal phase of feedings and go straight for single ingredient baby foods and whole wheat cereal. So with lots of parents skipping the cereal phase, many families on the WIC program have found themselves with a surplus of baby cereal. Here is a little background on the ... Continue Reading
Slip a few vegetables into pancakes for dinner and your kids may think it’s a special treat.
Even the pickiest eaters can usually be coaxed into eating fried food, and if you tell kids they are having a special treat, breakfast for dinner, you can even slip a few vegetables in. These are not pale, insipid pancakes drowned in maple syrup. Corn pancakes, bursting with fresh kernels (you can use frozen out of season) are hearty on their own, but you can serve them with a kid-pleasing fresh vegetable salsa for even more flavor and vitamins. The squash or pumpkin pancakes work equally ... Continue Reading
Find tips for healthy snacks and snacking habits after school this fall.
I love to snack, just like my kids! It's only human to want some nourishment between meals. When looking for snacks this fall, remember that after school is the perfect time to recharge and keep your kids (and you) motoring along, nourished and ready for after school studying and activities. Here are some of my favorite tips to keep in mind when in between meal noshing: Go for healthy. Try granola-topped yogurt, celery or carrots, whole-grain toast or whole grain crackers, apples or oranges. ... Continue Reading