Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes & Basil

In the summer, I make this pasta sauce at least once a week. It’s fresh, tomatoe-y and vibrant, and the best part – it’s a cinch to make! This was the first recipe I learned when I started cooking in college. I was missing home and my Mom walked me through the steps over the phone. It’s still one of my favorite recipes and my boys LOVE this meal so much that they always end up dancing a little in their high chairs after the first bite. Really!! The tomatoes really are the star ingredient: make sure you buy the most flavorful ones you can, and after that everything will be a piece of cake….errr pasta.
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Tips for Getting Kids in the Kitchen

Ever since the kids were born, they’ve been with me in the kitchen. I’ve gotten so used to having a baby on my hip, I feel like I’ve mastered the art of one-handed cooking. Lots of times this can be overwhelming; toddlers are like little tornadoes, so there’s not a lot of time for nuanced cooking. But, if you go in prepared, leave your perfectionist tendencies at the door, and roll with the punches, it is absolutely one of the most rewarding experiences you can have with your family.
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Homemade Popsicle Blueprint

It’s amazing how freezing a bit of fresh fruit on a stick can turn healthy food into the BEST. SNACK. EVER. Homemade popsicles take advantage of the ripe fruit of the season, are so so tasty, and dare I say, a bit healthy. The best part is, once you know the blueprint, the possibilities are endless. Just start with the basics: fresh fruit, your favorite sweetener, and you’re good to go.
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Easy Like Sunday Morning Pancakes

We eat a lot of pancakes at our house. It’s become our go-to lazy weekend breakfast, but of course that doesn’t stop me from tinkering with the recipe. For such simple ingredients (flour, leavening, an egg and a bit of milk), there sure are a lot of ways of to combine them.
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Homemade Pizza Pie

Pizza is one of those foods at the top of every kid’s (and adult’s) list. But, it’s also deceptively simple. Crust, tomato sauce and cheese. What could be easier? A lot, it turns out. Get the Recipe