low sugar lemon cupcakes with marshmallow flowers

purple marshmallow flower cupakes, foodlets.com

SHHH. There’s a very small person sleeping right next to me, which is the only reason I’m able to post today’s recipe. That, and even on Father’s Day, my brave husband has taken all three of our “bigger” kids out to breakfast and to church. Alone. Let’s pause to pray for him, shall we?Sweet Violet… 

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Welcome Violet Agnes Mathews

welcome violet agnes mathews

SHE’S HERE! We’re so thrilled. And a little tired. Our fourth Foodlet has arrived and while I haven’t been in the kitchen for the last week — thanks to two grandmas and our entire church community — I’m so happy to introduce you to Violet. Look for more kid-friendly recipes, more ideas and more tales… 

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3 simple frozen treats your kids will love

homemade popsicles for kids, foodlets

IT’S 90 DEGREES IN NORTH CAROLINA TODAY–that’s 99 degrees in pregnant lady temperatures.  With my due date for baby #4 officially a day behind me and my stomach WAY out in front of me, I can think of no better reason to share a few of my favorite popsicle recipes for kids. Each is low… 

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book giveaway! 2 copies of “The Family Cooks” by laurie david (sorry, it’s over.)

the family cooks by laurie david

I GET A LOT OF COOKBOOKS with this gig, but not all of them are full of delicious recipes. This one is. We’ve been cooking from Laurie David’s new book, “The Family Cooks” for the last two weeks…and loving it. Our two favorite recipes so far are both for breakfast — Banana Muffins (natch) and… 

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fresh, fruity summer porridge, a recipe from “The Family Cooks”

fresh fruity summer porridge, a recipe excerpt from "the family cooks" by laurie david

Summer porridge? It may sound like an oxymoron, but this hearty mix of raw oats, yogurt, and fresh fruit is cool and tangy. Spoon it into pretty glasses or mason jars, pop them into the fridge, and let chill overnight so the oats soften and all the flavors get to know each other. The next… 

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banana muffins, a recipe from “The Family Cooks”

banana muffins from the family cooks

A muffin is a tiny cake! And sometimes not so tiny. Cake for breakfast? No wonder kids like muffins! Pssst, parents! Although these are treats, they use whole-grain flour, fruit, and unrefined sugar. And cinnamon is a trickster spice that makes sweets taste sweeter.   banana muffins   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time… 

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moroccan couscous made kid-friendly

moroccan couscous for kids, foodlets

REMEMBER WHEN YOU USED TO EAT ETHNIC FOOD? If you haven’t had a zesty international flavor from somewhere other than Taco Bell since before the kids were born, this one’s for you. I actually love Moroccan food but wondered how all those unfamiliar spices and unexpected ingredients would go over with my three knee-highs. So we… 

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Cook, Clean Food Off Floor, Repeat

Phoebe and Estelle cooking, foodlets

There are few things more grueling than the day-in-day-out demands of feeding kids. Actually picking up the phone instead of emailing someone? Merely annoying. Laundry? Never-ending but at least it stays in polite piles until I can get to it. This rigorous routine of three meals a day plus snacks has nearly pushed me over… 

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