Everything But the Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

Quesadillas are traditionally just melted cheese on a tortilla. But you can pretty much add anything under the sun to make it to your taste. We do that for lunch and dinner a lot around here. That’s why I like to call our quesadillas Everything But the Kitchen Sink Quesadillas. I usually just grab whatever… Keep reading →

Ensalada Rusa – A South American Potato Salad

Ensalada Rusa (Russian Salad) is a delicious potato salad that many South American people eat. Wait, what? If it’s called Russian Salad, then what does that have to do with South America? Well, the salad actually hails from Russia, but the ingredients have evolved and changed so that they are no longer the same salads,… Keep reading →

Tastes Just Like Ice Cream Smoothie

Have you heard of Ice Cream in a Bag? I had heard of it before, but I had never tried making it until just last week. I thought it would be a great activity to do with my girls (ages 3 and 18 months), but it didn’t really grab their attention. We I shook the bag… Keep reading →

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

When you go grocery shopping, before you grab that can of beans off the shelf, consider this: you can make dried beans in the slow cooker, get much more flavor out of them, and do it all for just about 50 cents per 15 oz. (the same size as a can of beans). There are… Keep reading →

Better Than Rotisserie Roast Chicken

Have you ever attempted to make a whole chicken in your oven? Were you disappointed that it was dry or tasteless even though you added plenty of salt, vegetables in the cavity, herbs, and aromatics? I bet you said, “Forget this! I’m going to buy a rotisserie chicken from the store!” I hear you. I really do…. Keep reading →

Basic Dried Fruit

Fruit is the perfect snack food for children because it has numerous benefits that they can’t get from eating anything else. I’m sure if you thought through the fruits you gave your child most recently you’d say they were either fresh, canned, or frozen, right? Dehydrated fruits are another great option, but the variety at… Keep reading →

The Most Perfect Tomato Onion Salad

My husband’s Argentinian traditions run deep. Growing up, he had an asado (equivalent to a steak and chicken BBQ complete with all the animal’s innards) with his family every Saturday. Every.Saturday. That’s like a ton of meat. Over the years, we’ve had our fair share of asados as a family and with friends, but nowhere… Keep reading →

One Ingredient Dulce de Leche

Although my husband was born and raised in Argentina he rarely ate anything with the popular caramel sauce, Dulce de Leche. His family lunches ended with a small amount of fruit (only on occasion), and that was dessert. How can you live in a country that offers such a beautiful sauce and never indulge? It’s… Keep reading →

Fruity Oatmeal Mix-Ins

-Read Part 1 or Part 2– Some mornings I get sick and tired of preparing food for my children. The freezer’s saved my butt on several occasions, especially when the girls wake up earlier than expected. Since I started our breakfast plan, I have made crepes, muffins, egg breakfast cups, and more to put in… Keep reading →

Oatmeal Options for Toddlers

–Read Part 1– Breakfast time has quickly become much less stressful and way more delicious! As I mentioned last week, I used to feed my daughters oatmeal with mashed banana nearly every morning, but I got tired of the monotony, and I’m sure they did too. Now they are eating crepes with fresh fruit and… Keep reading →