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A New Brew
Jul 29, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
It’s ironic that most people need a cup of coffee to get going, yet putting up a pot requires a caffeine-energy boost. A good answer to this early morning java dilemma is cold-brewed coffee. Just set up a pot of French press with ground coffee and water from your Cuisinart CleanWater, and all you’ll need to do in the a.m. is pour and enjoy. Read More
Just Peachy
Jul 27, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Imagine if we could remember our first taste of a juicy, ripe peach? Right now they’re bountiful at farmers’ markets, so if your baby is turning six months or older, it’s like hitting the edible jackpot. Besides being a good source of Vitamin C, peaches have a natural sweetness baby can enjoy by making a simple puree in the food processor. Read More
Zucchini Parmesan Hummus
Jul 25, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, especially when it comes to a fridge full of zucchini. This recipe hit a homerun with the kids, and it disappears quickly at backyard BBQs too. Read More
Pies on the Go
Jul 23, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Sometimes it seems a cruel twist of fate that berry season coincides with summer. I dream of making blueberry, peach and cherry pie all year long and when their time at the farmers’ market rolls around, the temperatures are so hot outside, turning on the oven for the hour or so they take to bake seems crazy. One such solution is hand pies. Read More
Reading Labels
Jul 22, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Reading labels is perhaps the most important task when supermarket shopping these days. While manufacturers have responded to consumer concerns about the use of high fructose corn syrup and trans fats, such as partially hydrogenated oils, there’s a new ingredient in the hot seat: palm oil. So, what is it all about and is this yet another ingredient we should add to our “do not buy” list? Read More
Peanut Butter with a Twist
Jul 20, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Provided there are no allergy issues, peanut butter can be a mom’s best friend. When all else fails, and you find your life filled with finicky eaters, peanut butter is usually the universal food most every kid will eat. Read More
Homemade Hot Pockets
Jul 15, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
The farmers’ market brings a surplus of bounty come summertime. In fact, some weeks I wonder how I’ll ever use up all I bought. Such was the case last week, and since my cooking week was cut short with a business trip, I went to work emptying the vegetable bin. Read More
Veggie Spotlight: Broccoli
Jul 13, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
When it comes to broccoli, it’s tough to put together a short list of this vegetable’s powerhouse properties. Not many foods can boast record numbers in Vitamins C, K and A, not to mention a healthy dose of dietary fiber and folate—linked to healthy brain development. A simple puree made from steamed or roasted broccoli is perfect for babies 8 to 10 months old. Read More
Be Our Guest
Jul 8, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Whether you’re going to an intimate dinner party or summer soiree, showing your host a simple thanks is a sure way to get invited back. Here are some tips to secure your seat at this season’s backyard bashes. Read More
Play It Safe
Jul 6, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
An ounce of prevention is all it takes to stay ahead of dehydration and other heat-related illnesses. Before you head out for a day of fun in sun, use these tips to keep your little ones refreshed all day long. Read More