Published on Saturday, October 9, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Veronica G. Congrats!
Next week (October 11th-15th) is National School Lunch Week. If you keep up with what's going on in Washington, than you know that the Obama administration has been working to "improve child nutrition, combat childhood obesity and encourage schools to participate in USDA's H... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
I have to admit that I was super excited when Disney acquired the Muppets, because many of my childhood memories are filled with a certain mouse and a certain frog.
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the launch of two new cooking video series on Disney.com and DisneyFamily.com. The Muppets Kitchen With Cat Cora is a series of webisodes created to "inspir... Read More »
Published on Monday, October 4, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Gianna with her amazing Guacamole recipe. Congrats!
You know that little green fruit (yes...a berry!)...the one that grows on trees, is used to make guacamole and packs in 20 vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients? It also makes for a lovely ingredient in everything from appetizers and main dish... Read More »
Published on Monday, September 27, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Melissa B. Congrats!
If you haven't jumped on the yogurt superfood bandwagon, you might just be inspired to do so after this post. You may remember some of my posts about the benefits of yogurt. Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D for strong bones, contains active cultures that ... Read More »
Published on Friday, September 3, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Kimberly! Congrats!
Surprisingly, we have nothing planned or scheduled this holiday weekend. I'm looking forward to catching up on the mundane and tackling some home projects. I think the most exciting thing we have planned is dinner with my parents.
If you're planning on hosting a get toget... Read More »
Published on Sunday, July 25, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
With summer in full swing, many of you may be hosting barbecues, picnics, and parties. This week, Chef Scott Leibfried shows us a twist on a traditional favorite...Tuna Potato Salad. This dish is a good source of Omega3's and Protein, and low in calories and fat. I really like that spices, herbs, mustard and vinegar take the place of mayonnaise.
INGREDIEN... Read More »
Published on Monday, July 12, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Over the weekend, our June gloom lifted a bit and I was reminded that summer really is in full swing. One of the things I enjoy about summer is getting together with friends. My husband and I are foodies, so our get togethers usually include a diverse array of eats and treats.
One of my favorite markets offers a variety of affordable, tasty foods to spice up su... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Last month, I had the privilege of attending a media event hosted by Gerber. I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the brand and meet with one of their nutrition experts. My daughter has been eating solids for about a month now and just loves to eat. And just like her brother, she prefers fruits over veggies. Fortunately, Gerber offers a wide varie... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
In the coming weeks, I have at least 3 parties to plan..and I am aiming to do some of the food preparation myself. Since our summers are extremely warm, I try to serve "cold" foods when entertaining. I like to transform ordinary salads into meals. And that's just what Chef Scott Leibfried does with his two tuna-themed recipes: Salmon and Cucumber Salad and Italian... Read More »
Published on Sunday, May 16, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Many nights, after the kiddos are asleep, my husband and I will spend some time catching up on the shows we've recorded over the week. My husband, in particular, is a huge Food Network fan, Tivo ing everything from Iron Chef to Good Eats.
Food Network recently debuted their new series, Spice & Easy, which is hosted by Denver-based spice shop owner Janet Johns... Read More »
Published on Thursday, May 13, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Annette D. Congrats!
I just looove to cook (can you sense the sarcastic undertone?). And because many nights of the week, my husband does not get home in time to cook dinner, I'm forced to tackle this feat. I've had numerous kitchen disasters (Vanilla Soymilk Alfredo anyone?) so I stick to basic... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Have you ever had an opportunity to try Melba Toast? I know it's hard to believe, but up until a week or so ago, I had never tried this crunchy little snack (and they've been around for 80 years!). They're great for snacking but I actually like the idea of using them as substitutes for higher calorie breads in recipes. They're available in eight flavors, four of... Read More »
Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Do you ever look at a recipe in a cookbook and think to yourself...how would I ever go about recreating that? I know I do...but I'm not the savviest when it comes to anything culinary. Bumble Bee Foods recently launched a series of webisodes featuring Chef Scott Leibfried. He has an impressive bio, including being featured on Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmare... Read More »
Published on Sunday, May 2, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Shawna O. Congrats!
From the looks of it, you'd probably never guess that I really enjoy camping! I remember camping in a tent at Lake Perris and waking up to being stuck in the sand while camping at Pismo Beach. And then there was the food...Rice-A-Roni (is it still around?), Kraft Macar... Read More »
Published on Thursday, April 22, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
I've been keeping a little secret. I'm going to BlogHer in New York City! Ok...that's not the secret. The big secret that I have been waiting until just the right moment to tell you about is that I'm going to BlogHer as a member of the Bee Squad! I have really enjoyed working with the Bee Squad over the past several months and am honored to be attending with t... Read More »
Published on Sunday, April 4, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
I went to a certain market today (it's one of my favorites) and I gasped when I saw the price for one avocado...$1.69! I absolutely adore eating avocados...but almost $2...for ONE? It wasn't even organic! Must. Keep. Searching.
I digressed...Did you know that avocados are the perfect first food for infants? I didn't! And I'm assuming they don't mean guacamole... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
When it comes to meals that I have to cook, simple is preferable. I'm never been particularly savvy in the kitchen and juggling two small children just complicates things. I strive to offer home-cooked meals made from natural ingredients. Because we don't eat any red meat or pork, I'm always looking for innovative ways to prepare meals that are wholesome, palata... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
I thoroughly enjoy baking...and it's rubbing off on my son. We have this "cooking" game that we play...and some mornings I'll hear him "making" recipes. "First we need the flour...then we need the sugar...then we need..." Listening to my son get excited about "baking" warms my heart (hehe!).
We eat a lot of applesauce...regularly...daily. And that's not som... Read More »
Published on Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
So I've spoken to Drew Barrymore on the phone, Skyped with Jeff Corwin, and met Dr. Alan Greene in person without my husband batting an eye (because men don't typically do that sort of thing anyway). But when I told him I was going to meet Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay, he was a tad bit jealous...in a good way, of course.
Bobby Flay teamed up with Hellmann's and Best... Read More »
Published on Friday, March 5, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
As a busy, working mom, I often find that my creativity is lacking at the end of the day. That's when I go to sites like Disney FamilyFun for on craft and recipe ideas. St. Patrick's Day is coming up very soon, and if you're looking for holiday ideas that will entertain your kids, check out their "St. Patrick's Day Fun." Here are some of the recipes that sparked... Read More »