by Rebecca on Jul 19th, 2012 // Desserts
A few months ago my kid started taking Tae Kwon Do lessons. Shortly thereafter, the newly minted ninja suckered me into buying these ridiculously cute Fred & Friends Cookie Cutters. How could I resist when the box says “They’re cut out for action!”
My little potty trainer wanted in on the action as well. We took the recipe right off the box, modifying it slightly to add some whole wheat flour and also ensure that our gingerbread wouldn’t be too spicy.
Waiting long enough for the dough to properly chill was the hardest part. Is it ready yet? Now? Can we make them? Please? How ’bout now? It’s been forevvvvver! Yes! Ok. Now. My big kid rolled out the dough and the naked little chef cut out the ninjas.
These super stealthy cookies disappeared in no time.
Read more after the jump…
by Rebecca on Jul 17th, 2012 // Desserts
It’s been a great, long while since I last posted, but I have a good excuse. Really, I do. I’ve spent the better part of a year working on a new food concept and I’m beyond thrilled to announce that I’ll be opening a restaurant by summer’s end. It has been stressful, crazy, fun, exciting, meaningful, challenging, exhilarating… well, you get the idea. As opening day gets closer, I’ll tell you more about it. In the meantime, you must make this tart.
Mostly because it is as easy as it is delicious. For me, the hardest part is simply remembering to pick up superfine baker’s sugar when I’m at the market. (I came home without it the first time.)
We made it for a party we were going to. My little man wanted it all for himself. There wasn’t a slice left when it was time to leave. He was bummed. I was delighted… still working on being swim suit ready for our vacation in August! Read more after the jump…
by Macki on Jun 1st, 2012 // Desserts, Kid-tastic
Summer is almost here, the weather is warm and we all need something to cool off from the afternoon heat. Bring on the popsicles! We like to make our own, not only does it give us something to do, but we get to choose what goes in them. No processed corn syrup, gobs of sugar or food coloring here. Instead we chose a rainbow of fruit all held together with some homemade lemonade. They turned out so beautiful and delicious and all natural so I can feel great about giving these to my kids. Get the recipe on The Family Kitchen.
by Macki on May 24th, 2012 // Breakfast
Even though the school year is coming to a close I’m still looking for shortcuts in the morning. That’s when I decided to make one of my kids favorite breakfasts, potatoes, eggs and cheese in a mini muffin tin. Usually this breakfast is saved for the weekend because even with store bought shredded potatoes it still takes at least 20 minutes to make which doesn’t cut it for hurried weekday mornings. Now with a tiny bit of planning ahead (making it the day before), I can freeze these little potato nuggets and pop them in the microwave or roster oven for a quick breakfast even on the go. Get the recipe at the Family Kitchen.
by Macki on May 17th, 2012 // Desserts, Easy Cheats
Normally I would be posting some recipe that I made with my kids and we shared in the eating. Umm, that’s not the case today. While my daughter was in school and her brother was napping, I went hunting for a snack. I peeked in the fridge and saw a small tub of blackberries. Of course my mind raced to blackberry cobbler from my childhood, but with only a small amount of berries this recipe would never work. I could have used another fruit, but I didn’t have enough of any fruit to make it happen. Not to mention I wanted this treat right now, not in the hour plus it takes to prep and cook it. I’ve seen the 5 minute cake in a mug and I thought, why not give cobbler a try? It worked and was devoured and I got to eat it in peace and not have to share. Get the easiest and fastest cobbler recipe on the Family Kitchen.