waffle art: turning on the bat signal

little one had a movie night with friends and they watched “LEGO Batman Movie”. Continue reading “waffle art: turning on the bat signal”

palatable palette: german oven pancake

little one didn’t seem to be so interested in pancakes lately so i thought i’d try something new: a German oven pancake. little one didn’t seem to care for the confectioner’s sugar or citrus flavor. so i also gave her … Continue reading palatable palette: german oven pancake

palatable palette: butter shrimp and cauliflower grits

cauliflower grits just sound delicious and cajun shrimp is a no-brainer but little one is not a fan of cauliflower or shrimp. for some reason i felt that this recipe would change her mind. for little one’s non-spicy palette and … Continue reading palatable palette: butter shrimp and cauliflower grits

palatable palette: veggie wraps with avocado pesto

i had been looking forward to making a dish with avocado pesto for a while now and then i was inspired when i saw it in a wrap. first one i tried was a Tofu and Tomato Wrap with Avocado … Continue reading palatable palette: veggie wraps with avocado pesto

breakfast art: stop making boo laugh!

little one is often resistant to watching new movies so we take turns choosing the movie to watch. we watched “Monsters, Inc.” Continue reading “breakfast art: stop making boo laugh!”

waffle art: Rudolph and Donner – embracing our differences

little one woke up saying, “i want a rudolph that sings the song.” we have too many stuffed animals so i created the red-nosed friend for breakfast again, this time with his dad.

when i put the plates on the table, i gave little one the plate with Rudolph and dad the plate with Donner. little one said, “I want the Donner one.” Continue reading “waffle art: Rudolph and Donner – embracing our differences”

no-bake with kids: kiwi Christmas Tree / Tannenbaum / Ω Έλατο

when i made the brussels sprouts christmas tree Continue reading “no-bake with kids: kiwi Christmas Tree / Tannenbaum / Ω Έλατο”

veggie art: roasted brussels sprouts Christmas Tree / Tannenbaum / Ω Έλατο

for little one’s class holiday performance, they sang the German song, “O Tannenbaum” Continue reading “veggie art: roasted brussels sprouts Christmas Tree / Tannenbaum / Ω Έλατο”

pancake art: Won’t you Guide my Sleigh Tonight?

one of little one’s favorite holiday songs is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Continue reading “pancake art: Won’t you Guide my Sleigh Tonight?”

no-bake with kids: nut-free chocolate covered pretzels

for a friend’s holiday party, little one and i made chocolate covered pretzels to share. Continue reading “no-bake with kids: nut-free chocolate covered pretzels”

Happy Thank*ful-for-food*Giving!

another year and lucky to have so much to be thankful for. we not only have be able to put food and home over our heads but also have plentiful to share with extended family and friends as well as … Continue reading Happy Thank*ful-for-food*Giving!

recipe: eggless gluten free pumpkin donuts

for our immediate family dessert, we decided to make pumpkin donuts. this time little one asked to decorate the donuts. Continue reading “recipe: eggless gluten free pumpkin donuts”

cook with kids: tomato mozzarella tower

i made a tomato mozzarella tower with tapenade and basil dressing years ago that i thoroughly enjoyed.  Continue reading “cook with kids: tomato mozzarella tower”

recipe: eggless chocolate mousse

i love this recipe: a dessert that is only 3 ingredients and water! it is perfect to make with kids – it’s simple and it’s no bake Continue reading “recipe: eggless chocolate mousse”

recipe: eggless gluten free pumpkin scones

i love pumpkin scones so i thought it would be a nice dessert for Thanksgiving dinner. it was pretty simple to make and yum yum yum! Continue reading “recipe: eggless gluten free pumpkin scones”

palatable palette: turkey and quinoa sloppy joe

little one can’t eat school food because of her food allergies but i do see what the class is eating. last week’s lunch included sloppy joe and i was planning to make it for little one it turns out that … Continue reading palatable palette: turkey and quinoa sloppy joe

palatable palette: oven baked fried chicken

i wanted to share a favorite food with little one: fried chicken! i found an oven baked recipe that was replicating KFC’s recipe. i made some changes and flavor still was tasty but i needed a little more practice to … Continue reading palatable palette: oven baked fried chicken

recipe: garlic free chili seasoning I

making chili, taco or stews that calls for chili seasoning is a bit of a challenge when i can’t cheat and use a packet. Continue reading “recipe: garlic free chili seasoning I”

rainbow cake baking challenge: signature cake pt.2 & technical bake pt.2

continuing my rainbow cake baking challenge, i wanted to find another cake recipe. i wasn’t sure if the yellow cake mix made it hard to create the colors of the rainbow but i couldn’t find a gluten free cake mix for white cake. Continue reading “rainbow cake baking challenge: signature cake pt.2 & technical bake pt.2”

rainbow cake baking challenge: signature cake pt.1 & technical bake pt.1

since i got started on this rainbow cake baking challenge, i have been thinking about the cake. for a class party, i made one cake mix and the kids ate them all up. Continue reading “rainbow cake baking challenge: signature cake pt.1 & technical bake pt.1”

palatable palette: sweet potato pineapple crumb pie

it was going to be a 2-pie baking night with the little one but i ended up making them both myself. not to worry though – these were recipes that are worthy a remake so i’ll keep a place holder … Continue reading palatable palette: sweet potato pineapple crumb pie

palatable palette: chick pea cauliflower quiche

my little one was under the weather otherwise it would have been a fun recipe to make together. a savory pie that was free from excess. plant-based recipe with no oils, egg or dairy but let the herbs do all … Continue reading palatable palette: chick pea cauliflower quiche

cook with kids recipe: marshmallow rice treat fun

last winter, i made these impromptu marshmallow rice treat snowmen for dessert at a family gathering. when shaping the snowmen, i squeezed them a bit tight and it made them a little difficult to eat. but little one loved them! Continue reading “cook with kids recipe: marshmallow rice treat fun”

baking challenge: gluten free nut free eggless rainbow cake

a couple of months ago my little one gave me a challenge: a rainbow cake. now this is a big thing as i am not a baker but with my little one’s allergies, i can’t just go out and buy it. i did some online research and then i just stewed on it.

it wasn’t until i started binge-watching PBS’s The Great British Baking Show  Continue reading “baking challenge: gluten free nut free eggless rainbow cake”

cook with kids recipe: gluten free eggless lemon ricotta cookies

when prepping for a group playdate, i accidentally bought too much ricotta cheese! so i needed a recipe to use up some of the cheese. one of the mothers brought some DE-LICIOUS lemon cookies from a favorite cookie company: Ohmigod! i had been fantasizing about them since. so when a top result of recipes with ricotta cheese was lemon ricotta cookies, it was an easy decision! Continue reading “cook with kids recipe: gluten free eggless lemon ricotta cookies”

cook with kids recipe: gluten free pork empanadas

for my little one’s playdate this month, i prepared some zucchini ravioli and picked up some empanadas from a local establishment. unfortunately my little one couldn’t enjoy the empanadas but then it got me thinking … how could i try to make it?

little one loves pizza though lately she prefers white pizza. so clearly she loves the crust … so, what if i use the pie crust for empanadas? so on this cold weekend, we set out on the experiment! Continue reading “cook with kids recipe: gluten free pork empanadas”

cook with kids recipe: eggplant hasselback

when i see the Tasty videos, i can’t help but feel confident – i can do it! such was the feeling when I saw the video for eggplant hasselback. now i am no fan of eggplant but i love caprese. it also looked so easy and beautiful that it kinda called out for me to make it. SO WORTH IT!

even better is that it was easy for the little one to help make it – almost independently. learning to layer, seeing patterns, finding columns. is it math? is it cooking? it’s all good and delicious too! Continue reading “cook with kids recipe: eggplant hasselback”