Kid-Friendly Recipe: Potato Gnocchi

Few dishes are as comforting, or as simple, as potato gnocchi. In Italian, it’s pronounced nyawk-kee (think Yawkey with an ‘N’ in front) and it’s derived from the Italian word for knuckle. Pillowy soft potato gnocchi is an easy way to get your kids involved in creating a handcrafted, delicious dish. Most of the steps…… Continue reading Kid-Friendly Recipe: Potato Gnocchi

How to Use Leftover Bread to Make Breadcrumbs

There’s nothing more satisfying than the crunch that comes from breadcrumbs atop a delicious savory dish or casserole. Try them on spaghetti squash macaroni and cheese! Breadcrumbs are also an easy way to add crispness to your food without frying. Our Smart Lunches arancini rice balls use breadcrumbs and are baked, not fried! Some brands…… Continue reading How to Use Leftover Bread to Make Breadcrumbs

My Favorite Holiday Family Traditions

Holiday traditions are part of what makes this time of year so special. We’ve already shared some ideas for coming up with unique family traditions, but I want to share some of my own. Creating Ornaments My father is a woodworker, so from a young age I remember helping him out in his workshop. In…… Continue reading My Favorite Holiday Family Traditions

How to Make Whipped Cream in a Mason Jar

Ah, whipped cream. The perfect fluffy, pillowy topping for almost every dessert. Homemade whipped cream is pretty easy to make–just combine heavy whipping cream, sugar, and even a little vanilla, and whip until it’s the right consistency. Store bought whipped cream, which often leaves a greasy aftertaste thanks to hydrogenated oils, doesn’t even compare. You…… Continue reading How to Make Whipped Cream in a Mason Jar

Kid-Friendly Mini Sufganiyot

Sufganiyot are preserve-filled fried doughnuts. Along with fried latkes, they are both a traditional and delicious part of many Hanukkah meals. Oil plays such a significant part in the Hanukkah story that Jewish families have traditionally eaten oily meals for at least 1,000 years. But oily meals are often the least healthy. We did find…… Continue reading Kid-Friendly Mini Sufganiyot

6 Ways to Make Healthier Latkes

Fried latkes, along with sufganiyot, are a delicious part of Hanukkah. Food fried or baked in oil is a traditional part of many Hanukkah holiday meals. Oil plays such a significant part in the Hanukkah story that Jewish families have traditionally eaten oily meals for at least 1,000 years. But as we all know, fried food…… Continue reading 6 Ways to Make Healthier Latkes