Archives: Kid-friendly

Berry Best Muffins

August 9, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Kid-friendly, Muffins, Recipes

I made these delicious citrusy, berry-studded muffins last week for a gathering. They were easy to make, moist and a perfect way to highlight summer’s freshest berries. These muffins are best the day they’re made…but are still tasty the second day. I used blueberries and raspberries, and lemon zest and orange zest for both the […]

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One-Eye Jacks

May 18, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off | Filed in Breakfast, Eggs, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Snack

I love fried eggs, scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs…just about any kind of eggs. I saw this recipe for One-Eyed Jacks in one of my Foster’s Market cookbooks and thought it would be a fun way to eat eggs and toast. They’re great for breakfast and as a snack. Depending on heat setting and what your pan […]

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Grand Central Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 4, 2011 by andrea | 11 Comments | Filed in Baking, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes

One of my weaknesses is a good, chewy chocolate chip cookie. It’s like my kryptonite. I’m not proud of it, but I’m pretty much defenseless around them, which is why I don’t make chocolate chip cookies very often. Recently, though, I was thumbing through the Grand Central Baking Book (from the popular Grand Central Bakery located […]

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Banana Oatbran Muffins

February 19, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Kid-friendly, Recipes

Looking for a good banana muffin that tastes great and is healthy, too? Give this recipe a whirl. My kids loved them…so did I! The struesel topping elevates them from plain ol’ banana muffin to something special. I didn’t have plain yogurt for the recipe so I used 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup buttermilk. The […]

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Grand Central Bakery Peanut Butter Cookies

January 12, 2011 by andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in Baking, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes

When it comes to cookies, most people fall into one of two catagories: crunchy or chewy. I tend to favor chewy cookies. This recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies from The Grand Central Baking Book bakes up a cookie that is buttery, peanutty and somewhere in between crunchy and chewy. I surprised my kids the other […]

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Crazy for Candy Canes

December 22, 2010 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Entertaining Tip, Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Holidays, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce

  If you’ve got lots of candy canes and you’re wondering what to do with them, here’s a few ideas I found at MarthaStewart.com.  The Candy Cane Can -tips from Martha Stewart Everyday Food and MarthaStewart.com  More than 1.8 billion of these holiday hooks are made each year. Luckily, candy canes are tasty additions to lots […]

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Rudolph Cookies

December 20, 2010 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Kid-friendly, Recipes

Here’s a fun project I made with my kids not too long ago. It’s easy, fun and kids love eating the Rudolph cookies once they’re made. I used Nabisco Nutter Butter cookies since I’m not aware of any other peanut-shaped cookie on the market. The hardest part of making the cookies was inserting the “antlers” into the […]

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

September 21, 2010 by andrea | 10 Comments | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes

One of my kids recently requested (verbatim) chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles for his birthday treat. After doing a quick recipe search, I decided to make him a Chocolate Sour Cream Cake. The very moist, very chocolatey and very delicious cake was a hit with the Birthday Boy! Is there anything better than that? I […]

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Chile Mac

September 13, 2010 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Beef, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes

Now that we’re heading into Autumn, it’s time to start hauling out the comfort food recipes!!! Chile Mac, a simple and comforting dish, is nothing fancy but it is a good, quick weeknight dinner. Plus, it’s fairly inexpensive to make and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. I usually use beef broth instead of chicken broth, and […]

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Packing a school lunch…safely!

September 8, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Kid-friendly, Morsels & Musings

I read an article in The Oregonian last week on how to safely pack school lunches. Our kiddos have enough hurdles to face these days at school without the added bonus of their lunch making them sick. The article includes a few simple rules to ensure that a packed lunch stays safe to eat. And while we’re on the subject […]

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