One of the things I find most challenging as a mama is finding healthy things to make that my kids will eat and I feel good about feeding them…and that don’t take eight hours to make and are filled with exotic ingredients that are hard to find and cost an arm and a leg. Nowhere is this challenge more evident for me than in packing lunch for my kiddos for preschool/daycare. Our school is wonderful and does have a school lunch option but for a myriad of reasons, we’ve always packed lunch for them. One of my favorite little things to include are these Apple Zucchini Toddler Muffins. Adapted from a recipe by Super Healthy Kids, these tiny muffins pack a pretty good nutritional punch and they are super easy to make. Win! …
Oh, dear foodie friends. We have such goodness for you in this latest installment of Good Food Reads! As usual, we have scoured the internet and found a collection recipes and articles that are inspiring us currently and can’t wait to share them with you. Ready? I thought so. Here. We. Go….
A Guide To Pairing Wine and Cake. Because we all need a little more cake. And probably a little more wine!
Check out the gorgeous color of these Red Coconut Curry Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice. I’m planning to prep a batch for easy work meals this weekend!
Continuing my love affair with the InstantPot: Life Changing InstantPot Beef Stew from the lovely Lindsay at Pinch of Yum. Since we’re still working our way slowly into spring over here in Minnesota, this
Patio season is going to be here soon and I’m collecting cocktail recipes for entertaining. The latest addition to my list? The Ginger Rogers from Broma Bakery. With fresh ginger, grapefruit, and gin, how could it not be perfect?
Though we are nearing the end of citrus season, I’m still planning on getting in a batch of these Thick and Chewy Lime Bars with a Shortbread Crust. And I’m just aching to get my hands on some fresh rhubarb so that I can make these Roasted Rhubarb Scone Sandwiches with Vanilla Bean Glaze. Gorgeous.
Are you a Trader Joes fan? I love picking up unusual items there and love seeing what others are buying. Here’s a list of 20 Things To Buy at TJ’s to save a little grocery cash.
This one’s for you, Lane: Smashed Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Chimichurri. Sounds like the perfect summer dinner!
And finally, I’m making a batch of these honey roasted strawberry muffins tomorrow morning to get me through my work weekend.
What are you lovelies planning to make this weekend? Let us know via instagram or twitter (@withtwospoons) or join us on Facebook! We can’t wait to see what you’re cooking!
I am so excited about our picks for this week’s Good Food Reads. One of my favorite things about writing this part of the blog is all of the fun internet food inspiration I get to sort through and ooh and aah over each week. The blog world is filled with such good stuff! I am continually impressed with all of the creative and super yummy things ya’ll are putting out there. I’m pretty sure this week’s Good Food Reads has something for everyone – from the sweet tooth to the veggie lover and in between! …
Whatever your view on politics and yesterday’s election, it is an historic day in America. And I think we could all use some culinary distraction. This week’s Good Food Reads is a great mix of comfort foods and some pre-Thanksgiving prep. I’m really excited to try all of these recipes and (let’s be honest) to check out the new TV show linked at the end of the post. In fact, I think I’m going to whip up a batch of the pancakes below this afternoon, while I check out Martha and Snoop. What are your plans for this post-election day? Hopefully they include some Good Food Reads!
Fluffy Ricotta Lemon-y Pancakes (A Cozy Kitchen)
Peanut Butter M&M Oatmeal Cookies (Greens & Chocolate)
Pumpkin Chai Crumble Muffins (How Sweet It Is)
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Carolina Mustard Sauce (Lemons for Lulu)
Garlic-y Olive-y Pull Apart Knobs (A Cozy Kitchen)
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls (Girl Vs Dough)
Butternut Squash and Leek Risotto (Love + Lemons)
The Best Inexpensive Digital Thermometers (via Serious Eats)
I will leave you with this: Martha and Snoop. Yup, they’ve got a cooking show and I think I’m going to need to watch. Because, whoa…it’s gotta be better than CNN right now.
Muffins. Oh, how I love you. And oh how very picky I am about muffins. Why? Well, if I’m going to eat cake for breakfast (because, let’s face it, they really are just unfrosted cupcakes that we all pretend are not desserts), I want them to be juuuuuust right. Not too sweet, definitely not too dry, and studded with the sweetest bits of tart fruit. After a long search, I’ve finally found a recipe for the best Lemon Blueberry Muffins and I’m going to share it with you today. You’re welcome.
I’ve long been a fan of America’s Test Kitchen and a few years ago was given a copy of their Family Cookbook (I use this edition; here is a link to the newest one). Like just about everything ATK does, this cookbook is filled with great, near foolproof recipes for just about anything you could want. One of my favorite finds in that book is the recipe for “Big Beautiful Muffins.” You guys, you have to have make these muffins. They are super easy to make and (scout’s honor!) turn out perfectly every time. I love to make a double batch and freeze them for later – 20 seconds in a microwave and they make a perfectly fresh on-the-go breakfast!…
My Grandma Dotty, whom I call Bestemor (the Norwegian word for Grandma), is the most amazing cook. I consider many of her recipes to be the tastes of my childhood. Her brown bread with raisins is one of my favorite things in the world. This recipe for Rhubarb Muffins comes from her as well, adapted from the muffins served for years at the drugstore cafe (yes, that was a thing!) in the sweet little town where she lives….