Bacon Wrapped Figs

Bacon Wrapped Figs

Bacon wrapped figs you ask?  Yes.  Bacon wrapped figs.  I know it sounds weird, looks crazy, and yet; I promise they taste like something wrapped in bacon should taste – which is delicious.  I picked up some beautiful organic black figs (which happen to be in season right now) from Trader Joes the other day and with the help of little Row Row we went to work!   [Read more…]

Baked Eggs

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First, when you have a chance, check out my guest blog post that I wrote for the amazing Melissa who runs The Clothes Make the Girl.

This meal felt like spring and reminded me that despite the rain here in Northern CA, warm weather and Easter bunnies are right around the corner.  I will definitely make these for brunch on Easter Sunday and probably a few more times in between now and then.  All three of my boys loved these yummy little baked eggs and Jaden was super excited about the possibilities of making them “a million different ways mom!!” [Read more…]

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Bake

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The boys and I made this fast meal on  Monday night and it was delicious and easy enough that the evening did not feel as much like hectic Monday’s often can….

Oh, and check out Rowan chowing on spaghetti squash – it was like some sort of spaghetti squash nirvana!!

Now for the recipe!

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A Coq Au Vin of sorts and “The Kitchen Get Down”

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Dinner time at my house tends to be the most chaotic time of the day.  My husband is often home well after dinner time and I’m usually alone with the boys trying to juggle hungry kids, homework, and dinner.  Sometimes I lose my mind but usually I remember my little trick that gives me some perspective and helps me keep my sanity. [Read more…]

Easy bacon and kid friendly snackin’

So, am I the only one who didn’t realize that you could microwave bacon?  Well, in case I was not alone in my naivety, guess what – you can microwave bacon and it’s really good, fast, and easy!!  Take your nitrate free all natural bacon, place in strips on a couple of paper towels, cover with a couple  more paper towels, and microwave for 4-6 minutes.  Thanks to my genius friend Nicki V. for giving me this tip!  Now I’m sure I’ll be eating bacon on everything…. : ) I love BLT’s,  without the bread of course,  add some hard boiled eggs on the side to make a  quick and tasty  breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  

On to snacks.  Kids like to dip things so always keep on hand almond butter and mayonnaise.  As you can see, Rowan really enjoys his almond butter.  You can find pretty good mayo at natural foods stores that have no sugar and are made with pretty much just oil and eggs.  If you add curry powder, dill, garlic powder, or whatever spice combo you prefer to some mayo, it will make a tasty dip for veggies.  I like to stock up on bags of already sliced apples and already sliced carrots and celery for easy and fast snacks for my boys. Sliced deli meat is a must to have on hand for hungry little ones and now almost all grocery stores carry decent deli meats without a ton of preservatives and fillers. 

One last tip, never leave home without food.  I always have snacks in my car because kids are always hungry and with good options available, fast food is NOT an option. 

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