AMAZING Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

My friend and work colleague said that I should only post recipes of meals that Will loves. Will is probably my pickest eater--which is funny because when you have two sets of twins 19 months apart they are all pretty much eating the same thing. So, I find it strange (and I'll admit frustrating) having a picky eater. But that is Will. It might also be that he "tastes" food differently than the rest of us. Will is allergic to eggs and the allergist once told me that eggs probably have a … [Read more...]

Chile Verde–the perfect meal for a cold evening

We are bracing in south Texas for a blast of cold air. Don't laugh at us--when it is below 60 degrees people will ask, "What's with this cold weather?" So the possibility of 28 degrees and freezing rain/snow/drizzle has caused all kinds of warnings and has my kids talking about a snow day. My Chile Verde recipe is ideal for this cold weather and it is a family favorite that is easy to make, incredibly healthy, and the perfect supper on a cold evening. I didn't grow up with tomatillos, but … [Read more...]

Sausage, Spinach and Pasta Soup: Something for Everyone

The weather is expected to turn cooler this weekend so this is a perfect opportunity to get a great soup on the stove. This one is a tad more time intensive in that there are veggies to cut up. But, I save time by putting the onion and the garlic in the food processor for a few pulses and the carrots are pretty quick to cut. The spinach can go in whole or torn up and anything else you add is just bonus. There is a parenting adage that if you are going to introduce a new food item to … [Read more...]

Lentils and Sausage

What parent isn’t after a meal that is nutritious, fast, filling and inexpensive but rich with flavor? My “go-to-meal” fills the bill and also provides children the opportunity to “personalize” it with their preferred “add-ons”. A dear friend from Guatemala, Nancy Diaz, introduced this meal to us and it is a family favorite! As with so many great cooks who can invent something on the spur of the moment, Nancy didn’t have a formal recipe so we wrote this one. The beauty of this meal is the … [Read more...]