Today I present you with a muffin based on an ice cream flavor. But not just any ice cream flavor… Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream’s Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry flavor. You may need to have been living under a rock to not have heard of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams before. Her shops began in my home state of Ohio (Columbus to be exact) but her stores and pints of ice cream are quickly spreading across the country.KEEP READING
It’s been a long time since I posted a pizza recipe for you. That doesn’t mean we’re not still eating it. My kids love make our own pizza night. Our most recent venture was the night before school started and the toppings they requested were pepperoni, black olives and plenty of cheese… pretty basic. Hannah skipped the sauce this time and made a face on her pizza. Both Tom and Caleb loaded their crusts so much I was afraid they wouldn’t bake all the way through (they did, thanks to my pizza stone), and I added fresh green peppers to mine.KEEP READING
Fiestas should not be confined to Cinco de Mayo, especially when my kids are as fanatical as they are about Mexican food. And of course I use the term Mexican food loosely, as they are used to our Americanized version of it. But still, I’ve never met a burrito, taco, quesadilla, etc. that I didn’t like, so I’m happy to fix them often.
When I was thinking about back to school lunches, I knew both my kids would appreciate the “fixins” for burritos the first week back. I made things a little more nutritious by using whole wheat tortillas and ground turkey meat. Plenty of fresh fruit makes for a healthy lunch, so a churro baked donut as a treat for their school lunch “siestas” seemed like a great idea!KEEP READING
I do love wedge salads. Though not because of Phil Dunphy. Any Modern Family fans out there? I have to say, ever since I saw the episode (216, Regrets Only – I looked it up) with Phil innocently asking, “Claire, can I recommend the wedge salad?”, I hear Phil’s voice every time I see a wedge salad on a menu. I do love Modern Family and their humorous look at marriage, so this is a happy association. In the show however, Claire blows up at Phil because she’d been trying to get him to try a wedge salad for YEARS, he ignored her, but then finally listened to one of his buddies and discovered that guess what, the wedge salad is fantastic! I will say, for all the selective hearing that goes on between my husband and I, he always listens to my food recommendations. Smart man, he is!KEEP READING
So I created this printable for you to frame in your house. Just right click and save as. Then print at best quality on your printer at home. It’s sized as an 8.5×11 print, which can be trimmed to fit an 8×10 frame.
My children and I are in a serious Harry Potter phase currently. I’d previously gotten through book four with Caleb before he decided on his own that he wasn’t old enough to continue, bless him. And now this summer as I read books one and two to Hannah, he’s listened along with us. And when I say read, I mean I am reading the entire books aloud to them. It’s our nightly ritual before bed that we all look forward to.KEEP READING