Not so good bread and super yummy bread

Last night I attempted to make a whole wheat bread I hadn’t yet tried. It didn’t rise much and turned out to be much more dense than I had hoped. My sweet three year-old enjoyed it… but I think that was only because we put lots of honey on it. The rest of it didn’t take more than one bite. My seven year-old spit his out. At least my husband had something nice to say: “Thank you for trying so […]

Purple Pancakes: One answer to the Hot Breakfast Challenge

Over at The Happy Housewife, Toni has issued a Hot Breakfast Challenge for February. One not to miss a challenge, I thought I could join in by sharing something we dined on for the first time this past weekend: Purple Pancakes. And you could make these, too. Really. Here’s the disclaimer before I get too far: I like to make lots of things from scratch, but pancakes I do not. I stick with my friend Aunt Jemima. (Yes, I know, […]

Popsicles for breakfast

This morning, for just a few minutes, I got to be the coolest mom ever. Yesterday I deviated a bit from my meal plan and made smoothies for breakfast using bananas, frozen mixed berries, plain yogurt, a handful of oatmeal and a splash of milk. As yummy as they were, there was still some left over when it was time to go. So I poured the leftovers into popsicle molds, popped them in the freezer, and was a hero this morning. […]

PJ Pancake Breakfast Bash

While trying to figure out how to celebrate our soon-to-be two-year-old’s birthday in an already action-packed day, my husband came up with the idea of inviting the girls in our neighborhood (instead of the usual long list of all our friends) over for a breakfast celebration. It wasn’t long after that I saw a flower-shaped pancake mold on the Williams-Sonoma website and well, a party was born! We invited all the girls (ages almost 2 to 15) and their moms […]

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