Baby & Toddler Friendly

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

So, as of Tuesday, I’ll have a 2 year old. I’m not really sure how that happened. I mean I kind of do. I was there after all. But still. A 2 year old. That goes to preschool. And gymnastics. And can roll her eyes. Right now, she’s obsessed with most things Dr. Seuss and [...]

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Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

Stove Top Mac and Cheese

I’d like to blame the Toddler for this mac & cheese post. But the truth is, I’m the mac & cheese eater of the house. I often joke that my “Emergency Kit” contains a cake mix, a box of shells & cheese, and a bag of Funyuns. If by “joke” I mean that’s exactly what’s [...]

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Penne with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Penne with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella

I frequently get requests for toddler- and kid-friendly food ideas and I struggle with how to respond. I know how other family and friends have struggled with picky eaters and I don’t want to meet that frustration with a smug, “my kid eats everything,” response. But the truth is, we lucked out. Our toddler eats [...]

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Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

I’m sad to report that our two rockstar zucchini plants fell victim to their nemisis: the vine borer. I’ve started a couple of new seedlings in hopes of being run over by zucchini again soon. Because I really do want more zucchini. But prior to their demise, they teamed-up and tested my love for zucchini. [...]

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Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Kids can be frustratingly picky eaters. They can also have highly entertaining quirks. My niece used to ask for pepperoni pizza and then proceed to discard all of the pepperoni. But don’t you dare suggest that she order plain cheese pizza! She did not want plain cheese pizza. She wanted pepperoni pizza. But without the [...]

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Honey Graham Crackers

Honey Graham Crackers

One of our kiddo’s favorite treats are graham crackers. They’re easy to make and they don’t contain anything we don’t want them to. I went through a couple of recipes before landing on this one. These crackers are crispier and firmer than the boxed variety. And they have a much more pronounced honey flavor. They [...]

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Vanilla Wafers

Homemade Vanilla Wafers

Growing up, Nilla Wafers were a big hit snack in our house. They went into mom’s banana pudding and dad’s chocolate pudding. They were smeared with peanut butter and made into sandwich cookies. They were eaten plain, straight from the box, and enjoyed just as much! I make Homemade Vanilla Wafers and graham crackers (recipe [...]

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Cranberry-Apple Sauce, Two ways

One of my favorite bloggers, Josie of Pink Parsley Catering, blogged a homemade applesauce a little while back that stopped me dead in my tracks. Once I recovered, I headed straight to the kitchen. The Foodie Baby, boy, was she in for a treat! I temporarily retired last fall, so I had “plenty” (ha!) of [...]

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