Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana BreadDo you like cooking with your kids?  This isn’t a trick question. I can see why some people love it. I can also see why some people hate it.  Kids have a tendency to make things either a lot more fun or a lot more disastrous/messy/high-pitched-scream-inducing.  Sometimes both at the same time.  I tend to be a little bit of a control freak in the kitchen, so the idea of adding a few tempestuous, grabby little humans into the square footage of my kitchen sounds pretty terrible at first.

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Soft, Chewy Bagels

Soft, Chewy BagelsYou know, when I post things like homemade bagels, I get concerned that some people might get the wrong idea about me.  See, sometimes when I see people that I know, who read my blog, they say things like, “I don’t know how you do it!” or my favorite, “How do you make these gourmet meals every night?!  I can barely heat up the mac ‘n cheese.” I have the uncomfortable feeling that I might be perpetuating the myth that moms with young kids can really keep perfectly clean houses, have perfectly groomed (and well-behaved) kids, and put perfectly nutritious meals on the table three times a day. [Read more...]

Sweetcorn Cornbread

Sweetcorn CornbreadI love this time of year- the few weeks between summer and fall, when the air is crisp and cool, but there are still so many beautiful summer vegetables to be had.  It’s the perfect season for chili, stir-fries full of veggies, and creamy corn chowders.  It’s fall food, but with one foot still firmly planted in summer.  And if there is one thing I love with fall food, it’s corn bread. [Read more...]

Fig, Ricotta, and Arugula Pizza

Fig and Ricotta PizzaSince I just gave you guys my favorite recipe for easy pizza dough, I thought it only right to give you a little something special today to top it off.  I know this isn’t your typical pizza recipe- but that’s what I like about it.  Don’t get me wrong; I will worship at the altar of cheesy, saucy goodness any old day.  But sometimes, I’m craving a little something different in the pizza department. [Read more...]