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Fava Bean Crostini

Removing fava beans from their pods and inner peels is actually easier for smaller hands, which makes it the perfect project for your chef-in-training. A wide variety of breads can be used in these delectable crostini, which show off the fresh flavors of springtime. This recipe comes to us from Stacie and Simran of A Little Yumminess. For the full recipe for Fava Bean Crostini, visit The Kids Cook Monday.

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A Delicious French Radish Snack

Sometimes you need to cook, and sometimes you can just leave ingredients alone to shine. Here's a little French radish snack, quick, easy, and delicious...

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Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

How many times has Laurie said, “Dinner is not about three courses and dessert, it can be as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it is the time you spend together that matters.” She has said it many, many times. And she is right! So I am going to say it too, but let us make it a little cozier, by grilling the sandwiches with bananas and honey. Warm melting peanut butter, sweet bananas and crunchy bread, and there will still plenty of time left over to play a few games around the table…

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Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna

This simple lasagna recipe is packed with veggies and calcium-rich dairy. Cooking it in a slow cooker is a great way to prepare a healthy home-cooked meal on a weeknight. This recipe comes to us from our friends at Produce for Kids. Cooking Tip of the Week: No-boil lasagna noodles are a great time saver, but you may need to add extra liquid to your recipe since the noodles will absorb it. Check the package for a recommendation on adding water or additional sauce to the recipe. Food for Thought: This recipe calls for sweet onions, which have a pleasant, sweet flavor that kids love! Sweet onions are typically white or yellow and have a flattened (or squished!) look. White onions are the strongest tasting, so they’re best when cooked, while red onions are best for eating raw in salads or guacamole. When in doubt, just go with yellow onions, they’re all-purpose! Family Dinner Conversation Starter: If you could have dinner with any person in the world, who would you pick? Visit The Kids Cook Monday for the full recipe for Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna.

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12 Delicious Treats to Make for Your Valentine

Looking for ways to swoon your Valentine? I have plenty of creative & tasty ideas… Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and you might be wondering how to play cupid. Making your loved ones delicious treats is a sure way to win their hearts....

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Milk & Honey Cocktail

Happy Friday everyone! TGIF! It’s been a long and productive week, but I’m ready for a break. In the spirit of winter and happy hour I thought it best to post a cocktail recipe. This one is warming and will put you in a sleepy,...

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Cherry Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

Valentine’s Day is next week… can you believe it?! I made these Cherry Valentine Rice Krispie Treats to surprise my kids after school. I know they will be super excited to eat them. I mean, who doesn’t love this classic dessert? These pretty hearts are so...

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Perfect Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

I adore biscuits. What’s not to love about buttery, crumbly carbs that melt in your mouth with every single bite. My recipe for Perfect Buttermilk Drop Biscuits is sure to be enjoyed by all you biscuit lovers out there. Stay tuned for my version of biscuits...

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14 Luxe Gifts to Swoon Your Valentine

My favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I had fun curating the best gifts to give to swoon that special glam girl in your life. Pass this list on to your boyfriend, husband or your significant other who you think might...

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The Best Beef Ramen

I’m thrilled that ramen has staged an amazing comeback. I’m not sure the buzz ever died, but it is on the cover of every food magazine and it’s being featured everywhere. That means it’s time for an MM version of this recipe for you to...

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Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Scones

We are smitten with these Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Scones which are just as delicious for slow weekend brunches and quick on the go breakfasts. They are also wonderful for that afternoon coffee break we all covet. Simple to prepare and no great big baking skills involved to...

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Game On! 12 Ultimate Game Day Recipes

With game-day this weekend, I bet many of you are throwing parties or going to one. What makes the best football party is the food! It makes most sense to serve snacks, appetizers & a signature cocktail. Don’t forget the beer and alcohol-free drinks for...

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BLAT Tacos (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado)

With the Super Bowl here this Sunday I thought you might need a few more recipes to feed hungry game day guests. We love these BLAT Tacos and I know you will too! You can throw them together super quickly so nobody goes hungry. Be...

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2018 Olympic Winter Style!

With the PyeonChang 2018 Olympics right around the corner, it’s time to think about your favorite events and style picks. This year we have three athletes competing from my hometown Telluride, Colorado. That’s so exciting for us and the USA! I’m going to throw an...

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The Family Cooks

What began as a casual conversation during a hike on a beautiful, sunny day about the need for a cookbook with easy, healthy, delicious recipes for families to cook together has become a beautiful book we are very proud of. For families, eating right has become a huge challenge. We’ve become convinced we no longer have time to cook, and food marketers spend billions persuading us that packaged, processed food is convenient, satisfying, and the key to happiness. Not true! Luckily, home cooking is making a comeback, and we hope The Family Cooks will inspire you to take control of what you and your family eat by making it yourself. The Family Cooks contains over 100 fast, tasty recipes with real ingredients for people who think they are too busy to cook. We tested all the recipes with parents and kids to make sure they were family-friendly. We give you ways to play with the recipes, like fun garnishes your kids will love (try the yogurt “spider web” garnish on pea soup) and extra ingredient suggestions to alter dishes (add a few spices and lentil soup becomes curried lentil soup). For those who find cooking intimidating, we made sure the recipes were easy to prepare. We explain...

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The Taste of Vail

The Taste of Vail is one of my absolute all-time favorite events of the year. Firstly, I love spending time in Vail, Colorado. Secondly, love expertly run food & wine festivals. Thirdly, I’m obsessed with spring skiing. For all of those reasons and them some,...

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Video: Overnight Banana Nut Bircher Muesli

Looking for a simple and healthy breakfast that you can make the night before you need it? My Overnight Banana Nut Bircher Muesli is the answer! I was first introduced to muesli on my travels to Switzerland, ever since my first taste I was hooked. There...

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One-Pot Pasta Alfredo with Chicken, Bacon & Peas

In my house we love one-pot meals. It’s always great to know there is less to clean up and the results are always delicious! This One-Pot Pasta Alfredo with Chicken, Bacon & Peas will be a tasty hit with your entire family. My kids love this...

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Blueberry Whiskey Sour

I’m jet-setting off to the to ski the Canadian Bugaboos today & I just learned that the internet there will be very spotty. I wanted to make sure that before I leave that I get you a wonderful libation to kickstart the weekend!    ...

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How to Pack for a Heli-Skiing Trip

I’m adventuring on a week-long heli-skiing trip this week and that means it’s time to pack! I’ll be in the Canadian Rockies with CMH at the Bugaboos lodge in British Columbia. For a trip like this, it’s best to lay everything out everything you will...

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Video: Spaghetti Squash with Ham, Peas & Cream Sauce

Instead of pasta try my recipe for this Spaghetti Squash with Ham, Peas & Cream Sauce, trust me you won’t miss the carbs at all.  This video I created with Inspo shows you how simple it is to prepare a world-class, healthy, Italian inspired meal in...

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Veggie Salad with Miso Dressing

I’ve been a bit under the weather lately which seems to be the price to pay for all the holiday partying. With all the winter season bugs going around I’m packing as many vegetables and healthy foods into my diet to boost my immunity.  ...

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Margarita Popcorn

Are you throwing a Super Bowl party this year? Tailgating? If you so, you need to add this crunchalicious Margarita Popcorn to the mix. What could be better, a mix of everyone’s favorite cocktail and snack?! This recipe is playful, fun and delicious. Also bookmark this...

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Raspberry Linzer Tart Bars

Looking for a fun baking project this weekend? My recipe for these Raspberry Linzer Tart Bars are quick to throw together and are mighty delicious too. Great for after school snacks, tailgating parties and any time you want a sweet treat. You can use any flavor...

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Chic Shearling to Keep You Cozy this Winter!

I am completely obsessed with shearling everything these days. It keeps you so warm on the absolute coldest of days and it’s super stylish!  Wearing a long shearling coat feels like a giant bear hug. It’s something that’s always luxurious and fashionable here in the...

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Video: Vegan Thai Chickpea Curry

My recipe for Vegan Thai Chickpea Curry is sure to be a hit in your home. You won’t miss the meat at all I promise. This dish is super good for you and eats like a full meal. Serve with a side of rice. Make a...

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Quick & Easy Chicken Piccata

I love Chicken Piccata for its deliciously lemony flavor and briny capers. It is a completely satisfying meal. I bet most of you have tried this dish in your favorite Italian restaurant. The great news is now you can make it at home any time...

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12 Delicious Soup Recipes to Warm You Up on a Cold Winters Day

My family loves soup in the winter. That makes me happy because it means they are eating healthier and I can add in a lot of veggies in to make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need. Soup warms us up on the coldest...

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Miso Chicken Udon Soup

In the cold winter months, the best thing is a bowl of steamy soup. This Miso Chicken Udon Soup is jam-packed with great flavor, protein and healthy ingredients. This dish is both beautiful and great for busy weeknight family meals.     Click HERE for...

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Video: Family Favorite Vegetarian Lasagna

We are officially two days into the 2018 & that means it’s time to cook healthier. I love when people set healthy New Years resolutions. I have a lot of nutrient-rich and delicious recipes here on MM blog. If you do an ingredient search you...

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