I spotted these amazing spa-like popsicles on Pinterest and immediately added them to my “must try” list. Cucumber, lemons and your choice of natural sweetener. Sounds like a dream for a hot day! Here’s the link to the spa pop recipe.
Made-from-scratch garlic and parmesan focaccia
There is something amazing about freshly baked bread.
The soft, chewy texture. The sweet smell wafting out of the kitchen. The golden brown crust.
Add garlic and parmesan to the equation and well, you have yourself a wonderful dinner. Especially a nice surprise for your family when they may only expect traditional spaghetti and marinara.
But you’re thinking. Oh no, I can’t make bread. Don’t worry. Making focaccia is very easy and very forgiving. The only need is for some warmth (something we have an abundance of in a California summer) to let the bread rise.
Caribbean sweet potato and black bean tacos
I have never been to the Caribbean. But if I had the chance to sleep in a little hut over the clear blue waters, I imagine the food would taste something like these tacos.
A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy and a little bit smoky. These tacos are easy to make but are big on taste.
Tips on getting a toddler to eat
Oh the joys of feeding a toddler (speaking of which, that’s my toddler in the photo, enjoying chocolate ice cream in his first visit to Disneyland).
Actually, the joys in attempting to get your toddler to eat anything.
Not quite a baby. Not quite a child. It’s that in-between time that leads to confusion and frustration for you and your child on how to deal with daily life.
Let’s just get this out of the way first: do not believe that my child eats everything I make. In fact, he takes the BBQ-grilled pizza that my husband and I made from scratch for hours and chucks it against the wall.
It’s frustrating. It’s more than frustrating.
A toddler who refuses to eat (which is every toddler at some point) makes a parent worry about nutrition. It makes you wonder just how much protein is in those cute little yogurt-covered cookies.
Here are my tips on getting a toddler to eat: