Category Archives: snacks

Speculoos Macchiato and Apple Ginger Coffee: Fall Favorite Coffee Drinks

Speculoos Macchiato and Apple Ginger Coffee: Fall Favorite Coffee Drinks

ShareTweet Over the last year, while traveling in Italy and going on various trips as part of my Nespresso ambassadorship, I’ve learned a lot about the different types of espresso based drinks. The magic is all about how the milk and coffee come together. I used to just order the drinks I liked at Starbucks,Continue Reading

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines: Little Puffs of Fall

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines: Little Puffs of Fall

ShareTweet For the last month, my Facebook feed has been filled with love notes about Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte. I don’t like too many spices in my coffee, but I was inspired to play around with this fall spice blend in my baking. Since my personal Starbucks addiction is those little three-packs of madeleines, IContinue Reading

Snacks that Satisfy: Pork By Fork Year of Pork Giveaway

Snacks that Satisfy: Pork By Fork Year of Pork Giveaway

ShareTweet Overnight, my little boy turned into one of those smelly, perpetual motion creatures with a bottomless appetite. I pick him up from the playground, sweaty from heated games of kickball, and his stomach is rumbling. Back in the kitchen, he eats and eats, but cookies and fruit just don’t do the trick. It takesContinue Reading

Nutella Hot Chocolate Warms Up Ghosts and Goblins

Nutella Hot Chocolate Warms Up Ghosts and Goblins

ShareTweet Tonight all rules go out the window. Everything in moderation is usually my motto but Halloween is an exception. I give the kids a night of excess, a night of enjoying their sugar-laden bounty. Regardless of its pagan roots, I love the magic of turning our ordinary neighborhood into a candy wonderland. For oneContinue Reading

Strawberry Yogurt Cake: Great for Snack or Breakfast

Strawberry Yogurt Cake: Great for Snack or Breakfast

ShareTweet My kids have 6o minutes left of school this year. 60 minutes. I barely have time to gulp down a cup of coffee after dropping them off before I have to turn around and pick them up, wired and bouncing off the walls, free to play for three whole months. Yes. Three months. ThanksContinue Reading

Beat Back the Winter Gray with Nutella Hot Chocolate

Beat Back the Winter Gray with Nutella Hot Chocolate

ShareTweet I was all hyped up about leap day yesterday, not only because of the fun of a bonus day, but also because our global warming winter brought us temperatures in the 60s and a bright blue sky. I ran in shorts and a t-shirt, and although the wind was chilly, it felt like aContinue Reading

Postpartum Nutella Roll Up Sponge Cake

Postpartum Nutella Roll Up Sponge Cake

ShareTweet It’s easy to lose yourself amidst the routine of newborn care. After a few sleepless nights, I find it hard to remember my middle name, never mind the passions that enrich my life. After three days of caring for Sophie, I suddenly felt the urge to cook. I wanted to fill my kitchen withContinue Reading

Preparing for Back to School with Healthy Snacks: Banana Pudding

Preparing for Back to School with Healthy Snacks: Banana Pudding

ShareTweet In just four short days, the alarm will ring after a long hiatus. The kids will struggle out of bed, rubbing their eyes, and instead of reaching for their bathing suits, they’ll put on new clothes and closed toed shoes before rushing down to breakfast. The final days of summer are here, much tooContinue Reading

>Yogurt Cake Brings Back Memories of Growing Up in France

ShareTweet > Posing like a tourist with the kids in Paris. Immediately after college, when career, love, and life were still somewhat up in the air, people always asked me why on earth I was living in New York. As soon as they heard I was from France, they’d ask with this envious and confusedContinue Reading

>Nutella Hot Chocolate

ShareTweet > Nutella and hot milk together in a cup. This is happiness. Snow goes hand in hand with hot chocolate. That goes without saying. When the kids come trooping back into the house, peeling off their snow-covered clothes, they expect me to greet them with steaming mugs of hot chocolate. And while it wouldContinue Reading

>Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter and Skor Chunks

ShareTweet > I’ve been using the same delicious brownie recipe for 20 years. I know that statement makes me sound like an old crone, so I should clarify that I started making homemade brownies as a pimply teenager, shedding tears over mean middle school boys while being hypnotized by the sensuous beauty of chocolate slowlyContinue Reading

>A Chocoholic Family’s Snack Confessions

ShareTweet >Parent Bloggers Network and Brothers-All-Natural are doing a blog blast this weekend on snack confessions. They want it all out there in the open. Every unhealthy snack we’ve given in on and let our children have. Every once in a while, it’s time to come clean, open up the pantry, and let out theContinue Reading