Archive for April, 2010

rosemary balsamic pork

It’s Friday over here and although I’m making pizza tonight this is what I’m making for the weekend. This is a simple recipe that is sure to impress family, friends, or just yourself. It’s so easy and delicious. So, pull your curlers out of your hair and through some tenderloins in a bag because this is one you don’t want to miss out on tonight. Balsamic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin serves 8 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 Tbs soy sauce 2 Tbs olive oil 1 Tbs minced garlic 1 Tbs brown sugar 1 tsp of grated fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp

blueberry spinach

For those of you following the baby food recipe part of this lovely blog, here is Mia’s favorite puree (besides her apple cherry oatmeal that is). Not only will she down an entire bowl full she doesn’t even know there’s spinach in it. Yea, for the sneaky mama in her sock monkey slippers. blueberry, apple, spinach puree {for baby stage 2} 1 cup frozen blueberries 2 peeled, cored, and chopped apples* (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup of water 1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach* In a medium pot, place the blueberries, apples and water. Simmer over medium heat until apples are

roasted chicken

A simple roasted chicken is an easy one pot dish to feed a family or small dinner party. Juicy and tender I make this all of the time when I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. In fact, we’re having it this weekend and opening a bottle of wine because it’s been a loooong week! Simple Roasted Chicken serves 4 to 6 one whole chicken, about 4  to 5 lbs 7 sprigs of fresh thyme 6 garlic cloves, smashed (smash cloves w/ side of large knife and peel) 1 onion 3 turnips 1 lb small new potatoes, about

chicken and broccoli stage 2

This is a favorite in our house. Chicken, broccoli and cheese puree is simple and delicious and packed with nutrients. A good source of protein, iron, vitamin C, fiber and calcium all in one meal. Mia likes this meal a little on the textured side. That’s the great thing about making your own baby food. You can manipulate food based on the way your  baby likes it. If you reading this and thinking “Seriously lady, I don’t have time to do all of this.” Then just cook extra chicken, broccoli, and rice the night before and throw it in the

nutella bread

We have lots of Nutella in the house. Trying to fatten up the baby per doctor’s orders. It’s a preemie thing. Unfortunately, she’s refusing the awesomeness of the chocolate hazelnut wonder. Now I’m trying to cook with it so I will resist the temptation of dipping my fingers in the jar. Don’t tell me you haven’t thought about it too. mmmmm…Nutella. Do I need to say anything more? Hazelnut Banana Bread with a Nutella Swirl makes 1 loaf 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp vanilla


Happy Easter everyone! Spring is officially here and so is the Easter Bunny with his Easter temptations. As a matter of fact I’m eating some right now. A glorious bag of chocolate eggs that my mother-in-law gave us. What is she doing to me? She knows it’s going straight to my butt and most likely not one chocolate drop is going to my husband. It’s a conspiracy. Haven’t figured exactly how it is but I will. Which brings me to a thought. Why do we give candy on Easter? Did Jesus raise from the dead and say “I think thou

carrots apple ginger

Sweet with a little ginger spice make this a great purée for baby. As simple as peel, cut, roast, puree. I totally didn’t think Mia would like this one but she loves it! Ate 4 whole ounces in seconds. Tomorrow’s Post: the easter bunny, jesus and a gastric bypass carrot, apple and ginger purée {for baby stage 2} 6 carrots 3 apples*, apples are on the dirty dozen list choose organic if possible 1 tsp of grated fresh ginger, about a 1 1/2 inch section of ginger 1/4 cup water or baby apple juice, organic if possible Preheat oven to