For my kids quesadillas are right up there with mac & cheese and pizza on the list of favorite foods. We usually make plain cheese quesadillas and add on a variety of toppings at the table: fresh salsas, guacamole, sour cream, and sauteed zucchini and corn are among the favorites. You can also add beans, […]


My daughter doesn’t like sandwiches, which means she pretty much gets a hot lunch every day. Here’s one of my bottom-of-the-barrel faves: Whole wheat couscous from Trader Joe’s,  which takes 5 minutes, and a boiled nitrate-free hot dog, which I usually keep for emergencies in our freezer. (I’ve even used the hot dog water to […]


You gotta hand it to the Swedes when it comes to great, colorful pattern. We never really even used bibs for our daughter, but I recently spotted these Kurbibs. I not only want to buy a stack of them for baby gifts, I’d like to have curtains or a bedspread made out of this fabric.


Zucchini and a mandolin: The quickest most satisfying veg I can make for my family. I saute a smashed clove of garlic in olive oil and mandolin a zucchini directly into the pan. A little salt, parm and pepper to taste, even a few red pepper flakes if your kids like a bit of heat. […]

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