Flatbread Pizza
Sep 27, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
The crust was crisp, almost cracker-like, defying gravity, no matter what type of topping it needed to support. More than 10 years after my first bite, I discovered the answer in my very own kitchen. After creating a recipe for an easy butter crust using baking powder, it occurred to me that not only does this important ingredient add a bit of rise, it gives a little elasticity to the dough. Read More
Back to School
Sep 24, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
School lunch. In a perfect world, childhood nutrition would be a budget priority. All our kids would have access to healthful, tasty meals in their own school cafeterias. Until then, here are some time-tested tips for packing a healthy lunch your kids will actually eat. Read More
Kids in the Kitchen
Sep 21, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
We all want our children to develop a healthy relationship with food. Instilling a true enjoyment of cooking will help ensure they know what to do with those ingredients once they leave the home cooked comfort of your kitchen. Read More
Under Pressure
Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Between homework, shuttling to afterschool activities and playdates, dinner seems to be an elusive task this time of year. So what’s a busy person to do when they want home-cooking to be a regular part of their routine? The answer is as easy as investing in a pressure cooker. Read More
Breakfast for Dinner
Sep 7, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I love eggs. My kids love eggs. Besides their great taste, there are plenty of reasons to include eggs in a balanced diet. At a mere 68 calories, a single one delivers more than 5 grams of protein and generous amounts of essential amino acids. If you’re worried about cholesterol, take heart that as with any food, eating them in moderation can be a good thing. Read More
Cool as a Cantaloupe?
Sep 2, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I’m not one for impulse shopping, except when I’m at the farmers’ market, especially when it comes to first of the season fruit. I wait all winter long to devour fresh berries, peaches, plums, but have learned to steer clear of melons. They tend to be pricey and rather disappointing in flavor. This year, though, I might have unlocked the key to sweet, juicy cantaloupes, honeydew and watermelon. Read More