lemon blueberry baked donuts

Feeling Like Spring: Lemon Blueberry Baked Donuts

Spring weather is in the air this week and I couldn't be happier. With that said, living in New England, it's still February and we could always get snow again before it's officially Spring. So enjoy the warmer weather while it's here and add an extra dose of sunshine with these Lemon Blueberry Baked Donuts! My kitchen helper and I recently traveled to the beach to visit with family and made a dozen of these perfectly baked donuts as a rainy day activity. I love the simplicity and quick bake ... Continue Reading
Homemade Pasta With Kids

Your Guide To Homemade Pasta With Kids (+ Videos)

Making homemade pasta with kids is possible. You just have to know your child and what they are capable of. When my kitchen helper was 2.5-3 years old he wanted to make the dough, be part of turning the pasta machine (only a few turns) and eat as much pasta as possible. At 4, he wants to run the show, but with moms gentle guidance. We started making pasta the most traditional way, with a well of flour on the table, adding eggs to the center and mixing until the dough forms. ( Original Pasta ... Continue Reading
Tourtiere Meat Pie

A Winter Family Tradition: Tourtiere Meat Pie

As we start to say goodbye to winter, these cold nights are perfect to enjoy a tourtière, or meat pie. This double-crusted savory dish is hearty and feeds your family for a few nights. Growing up my mom made this dish every Christmas eve to honor my dad's french-canadian roots. But honestly, who could resist potatoes and beef surrounded by flaky butter crust. I haven't enjoyed a tourtière for many years and decided to introduce this dish to my kitchen helper. There are so many ways he can ... Continue Reading
Lindsay Culinary LLC Sprinkle Heart Cookies

At Home With Lindsay: Her Signature Valentines Day Sprinkle Heart Cookies

Creating holiday baking memories with my daughter are some of my most favorite times in the kitchen, especially when we bake sparkly, heart shaped sugar cookies. For Valentine’s Day, I pull out all the heart cookie cutters and an assortment of sprinkles! Bite-sized, heart-shaped cookies with a glittering sanding sugar crunch are stacked on platters, gifted in cellophane favor bags, or tucked into lunch boxes to bring sweet surprises throughout February - and are they ever a hit with ... Continue Reading
Homemade Skillet Brown Butter Cornbread

Homemade Skillet Brown Butter Cornbread

Cold winter days are made for warm brown butter cornbread. My kitchen helper happens to love cornbread with honey butter from a local BBQ restaurant, so I knew once I owned a cast iron skillet baking cornbread was on the top of the list. This recipe is simple and delicious. The most important part of the is preheating your cast iron pan to create an amazing crust at the bottom of the cornbread. Your kitchen helper will love to pour all the dry and wet ingredients together and will repeatedly ... Continue Reading
small batch maple biscuits

Your New Go-To Biscuit Recipe: Small Batch Maple Biscuits

There are so many things to love about traveling to Vermont. My family has taken many fall trips to the state and love the scenic drive with fall foliage and quaint New England towns along the way. We always talk about the Maple Biscuits we have enjoyed at August First bakery and every time we visit, they are always on the list for Saturday morning breakfast. We have been experiencing some cold and very rainy days here in Connecticut and I felt like baking something to enjoy straight out of ... Continue Reading
Cinnamon Chip Snowball Cookies

Snow That Mom Will Allow You To Eat: Cinnamon Chip Snowball Cookies

Excuse the interruption in your 2018 healthy eating schedule, but with all the snow days my kitchen helper and I have been dealing with it was time to get creative in the kitchen. Cinnamon Chip Snowball Cookies sounded like a perfect way to start. First, I received cinnamon chips as a Christmas gift this year. I know that sounds crazy, but since I cannot find them in any stores near me, I am forced to buy in bulk online, so it was a nice specialty item to receive for our 2018 baking season. ... Continue Reading

Homemade Valentine Day Gummies (+ Printables)

Valentine's day is always filled with candy, but luckily my kitchen helper's pre-school has a non-candy policy for this holiday. He recently started enjoying gummies that were provided as a special snack in this classroom, so when I started to think of a fun Valentine's Day treat for his classmates a homemade option came to mind. Strawberry is my kitchen helper's favorite flavor and although I wish I still had bag of frozen strawberries from all our summer strawberry picking trips, I ended ... Continue Reading
Sausage Veggie Lasagna

Guest Feature: Sausage and Vegetable Lasagna

Last week, we experienced a “Bomb Cyclone” on the East Coast. True to its name, it wreaked all kinds of havoc on our daily schedules, flight cancellations, road closures, and burst pipes. But some nice things came out of it too. On Tuesday, the deep freeze prompted county officials to delay the start of school for two hours. So, despite the mayhem of “Bombogenesis,” I felt rested. On the morning of the school delay, as I was writing the condensed schedule on my whiteboard, I remarked ... Continue Reading
Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

Baking With Friends: Applesauce Oatmeal Bread (+ Video)

Quick breads are always a huge hit with my kitchen helper and when I saw this recipe for Applesauce Oatmeal Bread I knew I had to try it. It was an instant success and I have made it about a dozen times since. Not only is this bread delicious, it's a perfect recipe to make with more than one kitchen helper, which is exactly what we did during a recent play date. One of my kitchen helper's classmates was over and loves to bake as well. This recipe has a perfect division of labor, as seen in the ... Continue Reading