July 4th Family Fun Activities, Crafts and Recipes 1

Celebrating July 4th offers so many fun summer time fun opportunities from delicious food to spending time with friends and family to creative activities that can teach kids about our nation’s history. Here are ideas from our Mom experience and nifty resources we found online.   Seeing the Fireworks or Seeking Alternative Day Time Events […]

Purim Family Fun and Recipes

    Purim is Sunday! My kids love to wear costumes and bake hamentaschen, triangular cookies with filling. Now for my secret hamantaschen recipe:  gingerbread with nutella filling! We make both these and the traditional ones and give away boxes to our friends and family. Here are my favorite Purim family fun activities and recipes. […]

Frittata Recipe

I made this frittata recipe for the adults and was happily surprised when my children begged for some, then chowed down large quantities. My son renamed it Egg Pie.   Ingredients: 10 eggs 2 cups milk Two cups baby kale (or regular kale with stems removed), finely minced or pureed Two chicken apple sausages, chopped into […]

Cioppino Recipe

Ingredients: olive oil ½ onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced or put through a plane 4 large cans diced tomatoes salt, pepper and dried oregano to taste 1.5 lbs deveined prawns, shells on (for flavor), heads off (my preference) 1.5 lbs live mussels (should be closed; store in a bowl on […]

Zucchini Carrot Multigrain Muffins

These delicious multigrain zucchini carrot muffins were inspired by this great recipe:   Ingredients: 3 cups grated zucchini (use food processor) 3 cups grated carrots (not baby, peel first, use food processor) 1 ⅓ cups melted unsalted butter 2 ⅔ cup brown sugar (can probably use less) 4 eggs (beaten) 4 tsp vanilla (more can […]

Spaghetti with Peanut Sauce

This is a super easy dinner, inspired by this recipe:   Ingredients: 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti (or even better, soba noodles) 6 tablespoons peanut oil, divided up 8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (ideally the kind where the oil separate out) 8 tablespoons soy sauce 4 teaspoons (not tbsp) sesame oil 4 tablespoons light […]