Asian Slaw Spring Rolls

If there’s one thing that my kids love it’s food they can pick up with their hands. In fact, Kenya would be more than happy to never use a knife or fork another day of his life. If he can get away with figuring out how to eat a dish with his hands instead of a fork he will happily do it! ...more

Mini Babybel Big Dreamers

My friend Mini Babybel is running this awesome contest that celebrates the aspirations in all of us by showcasing the big things kids want to be when they grow up and what their parents wanted to be when they were little. This past July, Mini Babybel® brought three lucky finalists and their parents on an all-expenses-paid journey to Chicago, home base of the brand’s U.S. corporate headquarters, to help bring their dreams to life. During their visits to Chicago, Mini Babybel created surprise, exclusive experiences with star role models in their dream professions ....more

Eat Cleaner Giveaway

It’s not always the food you’re using in your recipes, but also what you use to clean it. Even when cooking with organic produce you want to make sure to wash it carefully to remove any dirt or debris that may have come in contact with it. You would be shocked at the foods that contain bacteria ....more

Billion Family Dinners Challenge

As Kenya and Chloe get older the one part of the day that I give the most importance to than any other is mealtime. Even at age 6 and 8 I see how busy their lives have become between school, after school activities, time with friends and more. Whether it’s breakfast, dinner or lunch on the weekends, I really try to make meals that we can sit down to and catch up about our days ....more

Avocado Cream Cheese Sandwiches video

Even though it’s only the second week of school for many kids I heard parents saying they had hit a wall about what to make for school lunch. I get that it’s daunting. Do you go with the same old peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day, buy the hot lunch option at school or just let them try something new and pray your kids will eat it? ...more

Bambo Nature Giveaway

Our little baby girl is only three weeks old, but we’ve already gone through a lot of diapers in her short life so far. It’s kind of amazing how many you go through in one day. I would estimate 12-15 as babies really have no sleep pattern at this point so it’s a 24 hour experience changing diapers which means you want them to be absorbent, leak proof and as kind to their little bottoms as possible ....more

Pizza Bagels Video

I’ll give you two words you can say to your kids and I bet they will come running into lunch or dinner without a single protest. “Pizza” and “bagel”! Just as an example I do 30 second quick recipe commercial ideas on Kids Place Live on Sirius radio and while I was driving with the kids today they heard one come on ....more

Turkey Cucumber Roll Ups

I still can’t believe my kids are going back to school this week. It has been one of the best summers I’ve ever had getting to travel with them at this amazing age. We started the summer in the Turks and Caicos for a much needed family vacation for two weeks ....more

5 Ways to Improve the Health of Your Home

Over the past few years we have tried to make some major changes in our home to protect the health of our family. 1. Buy Organic Produce – We buy most of our food at our local farmers markets focusing on organic or pesticide free foods that are locally grown as often as possible trying to avoid chemicals that can be sprayed on the food we eat that’s supposed to keep it beautiful. I would rather eat tasty food that’s unattractive to pretty food with little taste any day! 2 ....more

Shrimp UnFried Rice Video

Kenya could probably subsist on brown rice, so I keep bags of it on hand in the freezer at all times. Thank goodness for our rice cooker which makes cooking huge batches of it all fluffy and nutty smelling. We enjoy eating it plain or sprinkled with sesame seeds or in Tex Mex Rice Cakes, Mexican Rice Balls, served alongside Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry or in Shrimp Un-Fried Rice ....more