It’s been a long day. Heck it’s been a long week. Time is limited, and that has prevented you from planning properly or making it to the grocery store. Because of this, you find yourself reaching for the same recipes over and over again. While it’s okay to have a few favorites in rotation, you need to keep things fresh and interesting so that you don’t get bored.

 

All the feelings of Spring flood over me as I enjoy the daylight into the evening. The kids grab their scooters and bikes and we roam the neighborhood after dinner, pausing to acknowledge all the signs of growth around us. The early Spring bulbs are poking up out of the ground in the neighbor’s yard. […] . . .

 

  I’m all about meals that come together in minutes. Because even as someone who loves to cook, there are some days or nights that I’m just exhausted. I still want something delicious, I just don’t want to spend a ton of time making it. That’s when I lean heavy on the veggies and whole […] . . .

 

This past January warmed up, unlike most that came before. It brought about a feeling of Spring long before we will officially feel Spring weather on a regular basis. Just as we began to enjoy the warmth, the sunshine and noticing the plants around us budding, the snow came. Several areas across the United States […] . . .

 

The ground is frozen. I haven’t thrown a shovel into it in weeks. Anything outdoors is dormant for the Winter. Some growth continues with the help of high tunnels and greenhouse structures. The structures provide protection from the freezing temperatures. The garlic that will be harvested in Summer and Fall has been planted. It needs […] . . .

 

Our house suffered quite a bit of damage with Hurricane Michael and like so many others. My friends talk about how they didn't think about grabbing their fave recipes, especially holiday recipes. I don't have that problem!!

 

It’s every parent’s dream, isn’t it? To wake up to breakfast already made? Ok, true – if we’re really dreaming, let’s have the kitchen cleaned up, floor swept and a load of laundry folded and in drawers – but we’ll keep this challenge realistic. Today I want to challenge you to teach your kids one breakfast recipe, and we’ll give you some cool examples, like this one:

 

Meal planning is cool, because you can make it fit who you are, and when you find that fit, it’s like an old friend. Here are some options kids (and adults) have as they begin to learn how to meal plan.

 

My own children, the two oldest at ages ten and thirteen, struggle with the planning portion of cooking. We spend time discussing how long it might take to make their recipe, when they’ll need to get in the kitchen to start, whether they know where all the ingredients are, and so on. And to be fair, it’s not that they’re poor at planning, but it’s obvious to me that it’s not second nature and will take practice, but here are 7 reasons that it's important.

 

When it comes to learning how to cook, whether you’re a child or an adult, mastering knife skills is truly the key to unlocking the produce section and being able to cook healthy foods. 

 I’m so excited to share our knife skills class for kids with you absolutely free! It’s about 10 minutes long […] . . .