Wednesday, December 21, 2016
This year I have become obsessed with gingerbread! I taught a couple gingerbread classes where we made gingerbread dip, toast and smoothies. I love all things ginger and all things coffee so this recipe is a win-win! You can also make kid versions by substituting cocoa for coffee...
Monday, December 12, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
These pancakes are yummy, fun and will earn you "my kids eat spinach for breakfast" bragging rights! Perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day these pancakes are naturally colored and easy to make...
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Here is my favorite cut-out sugar cookies that are safe for the whole family, being free of the top 8 most common food allergens. They taste good, are healthier than most store bought sugar cookies and are pretty easy to make. My girls love rolling out the dough and cutting out shapes. A healthy treat to the rescue!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Got turkey? Here is a great recipe utilizing some of those Thanksgiving leftovers. It's a great recipe for a night that you need to come home to a hot dinner all ready for you! Toss everything in the slow cooker in the morning and let time do the work for you...
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
For the last few years I have been playing around with and testing gluten-free pumpkin muffin recipes with mixed results. Either the results were less than great or the recipe was too complicated. I am happy to say I have cracked the code and these gluten-free pumpkin muffins are awesome and so easy to make that I have been making them almost every week since September. My family loves them - even my gluten loving husband and kids! To make them nut-free use coconut flour instead of nut flour and omit the pecans or substitute pumpkin seeds...
Friday, November 11, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
This is my new favorite recipe. At our house we have pizza about a gazillion times a year (I'm only slightly exaggerating). I love being able to try new twists and variations. This savory use of pumpkin is warm and yummy, a spot on flavor combination. My culinary students loved using this sauce last month, it was a huge hit!
Thursday, October 27, 2016
This is a great autumn twist on the classic dish of macaroni and cheese. The best part of this recipe is the pumpkin adds such a creamy texture you won't even miss the dairy if you make it dairy-free, which I do. My five year old would likely have mac and cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner if allowed so she's a pretty tough critic of alterations to the classic. Yet she gave this recipe a thumbs up so you can trust it delivers...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
So easy a baby could make these. Okay, maybe they would need a little help and would likely chew on the celery but honestly these cuties are so simple to make plus a healthy classroom treat for fall...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Get your chocolate fix with these easy and healthy muffins! Perfect for breakfast or packing in a lunchbox. Warning: So yummy your children, spouses and or pets will try to steal them from your plate.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Hello my name is Tara and I love jam. There, I said it. I seriously cannot get enough of homemade jam.
Carrots are a wonderful, almost always available fresh vegetable so this makes a great jam in most seasons. I made this recipe this weekend for our Yummy Sprout booth at the Madison Moms Blog Eggstravaganza with ingredients graciously provided by our local Whole Foods Market. I had quite a few people loving this jam on top of rice crackers with a bit of fresh carrot shreds on top, mmm just like carrot cake.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
This recipe is one of my daughters' favorite lunches. Perfect for the weekend...what's better then ooey, gooey warm peanut butter and jelly on a sleepy Saturday?! Plus kids love helping make this recipe...
Monday, February 29, 2016
I am participating once again in the Wisconsin Whisk "all whisked up". A chance to make and share a recipe from another Whisk member. This month I was assigned the blog Wisconsin Fun Next Exit. The author Erica chronicles her food, travel and life adventures at her simple and chic space of the internet. Currently I'm dreaming of spring which melts into the long days of summer, soup and stew recipes...I'm kind of over you right now. I decided on a recipe Erica shared a few summers back when she worked on a farm in exchange for fresh veggies (sounds like a fun trade to me). I had to make a few changes because well it's February still here in Wisconsin but I tried to stay true to her recipe. I love the homemade dressing...tangy and balances the greens well!
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
This is my new favorite burger recipe!! Healthy and beyond delicious, not much more you can ask for. My whole family loves them and you will too...
Kale and Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers
1 lb Ground Turkey Breast
1/2 cup roasted and pealed Sweet Potato
3/4 cup chopped Baby Kale