Granola on the Go
May 28, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
A few weeks ago I tasted the most delicious breakfast bar at a bake sale. I went home and started researching this new mysterious treat. Turns out they are a very popular tea-time staple in England. The only problem is every recipe calls for golden syrup, and I needed more of these flapjacks now. There was no time to wait for shipping. It was time this recipe assimilated, and so here you have it. English Flapjacks—Brooklyn style. Read More
Let’s (e)scape
May 26, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Garlic scapes are the shoots from, drum roll please…garlic plants. You can chop them up and sauté them as you would regular cloves, but another addictively delicious use is pesto. Instead of waiting for your basil plants to come full-bloom, get some scapes and you’ll be in for a real treat. Read More
Snack Attack
May 25, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
As the weather gets warmer and your toddler gets more active, food is the last thing on her mind. When hunger does hit, it's usually too late, making it a prime moment for meltdowns. Luckily, this is one tantrum you can tackle before it happens by simply packing some healthy snacks as you head out for a day of play. Read More
Juice Fixation
May 21, 2010 | Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel
Many parents complain about their children rapidly becoming addicted to the sugary sweetness of a juice drink, often at the expense of all other beverages. Sure, fruit juice is a great source of vitamin C. But it's important to set limits. Read More
It's Picnic Time!
May 19, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Memorial Day is the official beginning to a season of fun in the sun, so it’s time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining. What better way get started than with a picnic? Check out my secret to perfect picnic sandwiches every time... Read More
A Berry Good Treat
May 17, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
My little one never tires of eating strawberries one-by-one, but I like to mix things up a bit. A favorite way is making strawberry jam. Here’s my quick and easy recipe for a homemade version, perfect for PB&J sandwiches or stirring into yogurt. It’s sure to put a smile on your little one’s face too. Read More
Quick Thinking Bolognese
May 13, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Some nights I crave a dish a bit more, shall we say, elegant. It was on such a night that I came up with my recipe for 10-minute Bolognese. Tired of plain old meatballs, I decided to mash them up with a fork and sauté the bits of meat with some red wine. A quick simmer in some marinara sauce and in the time it took for the pasta to cook, dinner was done. Read More
That’s the Way the Topping Crumbles
May 10, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
How do you make your treat stand out in a sea of sweets without spending hours in the kitchen? The secret is in the topping – a good crumb topping livens up an otherwise ordinary coffee cake. Here’s my basic recipe and a nut variation to get you started. It’s easy to make and fun to tinker with, so let me know what you come up with. Read More