Apparently, boxed mac n' cheese has been declared bad for you now, because of all the chemicals. As Kveller editor Sarah Seltzer wrote here, it's kind of hard to ditch the tried and true classic…(especially since it's all your kids want to eat, and can you really blame them?). Considering the fact that everyone loves mac n' cheese, we're not about to ditch it—but we can make healthier (aka: chemical-free) versions of it. Because of that, we rounded up some of our favorite mac n' cheese recipes that we still… >> Read More
Powdered mac n' cheese is my life. I mean, I love many other kinds of cheese and pasta combinations, especially ones made with real fromage, but come on, the boxed stuff is delicious.
When I was a…kid, I adored Kraft. When I was a teenager and young adult, my friends and I used to come home late late late and put a big pot of Annie's on the table, or more accurately eat it right at the counter. In my 20s as a freelancer, I made it for myself as a… >> Read More
It’s so hot, at least where I live in the Northeast. And to make it worse, we don’t have central AC, so turning on the oven or stove for long periods of time requires serious planning, like the…ability to shower immediately after. I don’t know about you, but while my kids are great eaters, I can’t get them to eat salad for dinner. So on those sweltering days when it’s too dang hot to patchke around in a hot kitchen for too long, these 9 dinner ideas are satisfying, kid-friendly and won’t… >> Read More
Recently, I wrote about how I have started letting my 5-year-old help plan our weekly dinners. During one of the weeks of this experiment, she and I came across this recipe from Giada DeLaurentis for…pizza pot pie. We decided to turn this delish-sounding recipe into a vegetarian version, replacing chicken with lentils, and canned tomato sauce for homemade. Because, busy mom life. This recipe was so fun, healthful and delicious! I was so excited to serve the pizza dough topped ramekin to my daughter. She dug her fork into… >> Read More
My older daughter is growing up, as those pesky kids tend to do, and over the last six months or so (she just turned 5), she has gotten more particular about her food. Not picky, because she remains…a good eater--but she has strong opinions about what she wants to eat. Which is super fun. Some parents insist on making one dish for dinner and never deviating; other parents make two or three versions of dinner to satisfy everyone (like mine had to do with my very picky brother). Neither of those options… >> Read More