Kids Help Cook: Easy Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole

I'm spoiled with the abundance of avocados at my California farmers markets and local produce stores. I grew up playing in avocado trees and snacking on guacamole. It's my nephew's absolute favorite snack. Yet, somehow it still feels exotic and special. Restaurants charge $10+ and serve it up tableside! Did you know that 71.4 million pounds of avocados were consumed on … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Family Meals: Yummy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked

Make ahead family meals are one of my biggest strategies when it comes to finding extra play time!  I’m sharing some of my favorite make ahead meals, in hopes that you’ll have more time to play during the week.  Check out some of the MAJOR benefits: Cooking together with your kids is also play time Eating meals together is good for the whole family Kids are more likely to … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Family Meals: Winter Chili

Chili

Make ahead family meals are one of my biggest strategies when it comes to finding extra play time!  I'm going to start sharing some of my favorite make ahead meals, in hopes that you'll have more time to play during the week.  Check out some of the MAJOR benefits: Cooking together with your kids is also play time Eating meals together is good for the whole family Kids are … [Read more...]

Be Thankful for Good Neighbors

Goulasch

Every time I drive into our neighborhood, I'm reminded how lucky I am to live amongst such good neighbors. Sure, we have HOA issues, pet issues, parking issues, personality issues, etc. -- but I know if there were ever a crisis we'd come together and be okay.  We smile at each other and our kids play together.  A couple of my close neighbors and I go out for dinner together … [Read more...]