Stovetop Mac and Cheese

This much is clear: if you can make stovetop macaroni and cheese that is much more delicious than what comes from the box in less than half an hour with minimal ingredients, you must do it. This recipe is from The Food Lab, Kenji Lopez-Alt’s newish tome of a book is about all things food science, or rather recipes involving food science. The real, secret strength of this recipe is the way that it gets gooey and delicious, while maintaining […]

Pretzel Chicken Fingers

This chicken finger recipe brings out the inner kid in me. I used to love chicken fingers as a kid, and still do! Every now and then, I like to mix it up a little. Sometimes, I’ll make cornflakes chicken fingers or cracker chicken fingers. This time, however, I mixed it up a little and made them with crushed pretzel twists. The pretzels are salty and crunchy, which make them the perfect coating for chicken! The Magic Bullet does a great job […]

Strawberry Mint Watermelon Salad

The summer can be brutal, and the majority of the time, I just want to enjoy a nice, refreshing piece of fruit. Almost daily, my kids and I venture to the pool with packed lunches and sunscreen. The last thing I want to eat is a sandwich, so I created this salad as my g0-to summer lunch. It’s light, refreshing, but still totally filling. And, you won’t feel heavy or bloated in your bathing suit! We all know how important […]

Lusciously Sweet Chocolate Pudding

I’ve been making this pudding for years, and it’s definitely one of my favorite recipes! The best thing about this pudding is the surprise ingredient: avocado! It not only adds a richness and creaminess to this pudding, but it also provides a great serving of healthy fats. And, surprisingly, it’s one of those recipes everyone loves. All three of my kids can be extremely picky with their food choices; sometimes, it seems like they would be just fine living off of ice […]

Cherry Pie Smoothie

It’s cherry season! This Memorial Day, I was so excited to see boxes of bright red cherries stacked up in the fruit section of my grocery store. I brought home a box and made this cherry pie smoothie, which includes fresh cherries, graham cracker crust, vanilla yogurt and milk. If you don’t have the energy to make a cherry pie (if you’ve made one before with fresh cherries, you know the amount of work involved in pitting the cherries one […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Honey Almond Toast

Breakfast time is hectic, and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut eating the same thing every day. My kids LOVE cereal, but I always feel like it sends them off to school with a tummy full of empty calories and sugar. On the other hand, I love toast because I can top it with pretty much anything and can guarantee that my kids will get a good and filling breakfast. Not to mention any breakfast that takes less than […]