Kid Won’t Eat? This Works for Me!

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We recently posted about Healthy, Fun Lunches here on BBA. I'm always searching for creative ways to feed a kid, since I have a picky preschooler who is more of a grazer than a sit-down-and-eat-a-meal kind of child. Here's another great post that my friend Leslie came across while blog hopping. It's called Kid Won't Eat? This Works for Me! from Cooking on Clover Lane. She offers lots of other great recipes with beautiful pictures to accompany them. Check out all the labels in the right column to jump to recipes titles that look like they will work for your family. Continue Reading

My Relish! Menu Planning Review

A few weeks ago we gave away a one year subscription to Relish!, the online menu planning website.I was introduced to it by a friend who kept talking about these amazing meals she was cooking every night. She has used Relish! for a few months and loves the service for her family. She follows it faithfully and loves going to the grocery only once a week with her organized grocery list.I, on the other hand, was not as succesful with my venture into menu planning with Relish! The concept is really good and it helped me to realize how important it is to meal plan, something that I've always wanted Continue Reading

Relish! Online Menu Planning GIVEAWAY

:: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. CLICK HERE TO SEE IF WE HAVE A NEW GIVEAWAY ON BBA.We're giving away a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO RELISH! along with a gift from Crate and Barrel to one lucky BBA reader. See the details at the end of this post.A fellow baby blog addict and friend, Danielle, kept updating her facebook status with amazing dinners she was cooking for her family. One day it was, "Danielle is cooking Deconstructed Lasagna with Mushrooms, Spinach and Turkey Italian Sausage." Another day was "Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce" and yet another was "Peanut Noodles and Continue Reading

Cooking With A Baby On Your Hip Plus, Angel Pasta Nirvana Recipe…Yum

Cooking with a Baby On Your Hip is more than a cookbook. It's a reminder not to forget about yourself after you have a baby.Francinne Cascio Lawrence does a great job of making the book a fun, easy read that has eight quick recipes mixed in. It has adorable illustration on the cover and throughout making it a fun addition to a baby shower gift or a great "happy" for the new mom who is having a bad day. It's just $12.95 and you can buy it through Baby On Your Hips' online shopping cart.Francinne says that some of her greatest pleasures have come while raising three spirited and diverse young Continue Reading

Recipe: Shrimp Opelousas

Growing up in South Louisiana, my mom made Shrimp Opelousas a lot and now I know why. I pulled out the recipe card the other day and gave it a try. It was soooo easy and soooo delicious...definitely reminded me of home. So in honor of Mardi Gras this Tuesday, February 5th, here's a great Louisiana recipe.Shrimp or Crawfish Opelousas1 lb. shrimp or crawfish, peeled1 medium onion, chopped1 bell pepper, choppedonion tops & parsley to taste1 1/2 cups rice, washed1 can beef broth1 can sliced mushrooms, drained 1/2 stick margarineseason to tastePut all ingredients into a rice cooker and mix. Continue Reading

Recipe: Hash Brown Potato Casserole

If you are looking for a low fat side, skip this one. But if it's comfort food you want, try this Hash Brown Potato Casserole.1 – 32 oz. pkg. Shredded frozen potatoes½ stick melted butter (4 Tbs)1 can cream of chicken soup12 oz. grated American cheese1 – 8 oz. carton sour cream1 tsp. salt½ small onion, chopped2 c. crushed cornflakes½ stick melted butter (4 Tbs)Mix ½ stick melted butter, cream of chicken soup, cheese, sour cream, salt and onion together in a large bowl. Pour over shredded potatoes in a 9"x13" baking dish. Spread crushed cornflakes over mixture and drizzle with ½ stick melted Continue Reading

Recipe: Easy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

One of my favorite things to see in a recipe is the word "easy" in the title. Another is less than 5 ingredients. This one has both. It's from the Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix. You can buy individual envelopes or a small box of 4 envelopes. Here's the recipe for the Easy Parmesan Garlic Chicken:1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese1 envelope Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix1/2 tsp. garlic powder6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs.)1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix cheese, salad dressing mix and garlic powder.2. Moisten chicken with water; coat with Continue Reading

Recipe: Baked Potato Soup

From Southern Living Slow-Cooker CookbookPrep: 21 minutesCook: 4 hours or 8 hoursMakes: 12 cups6 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 3 1/2 lbs)1 large onion, chopped (1 1/2cups)3 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth with roasted garlic - I used 1 with roasted garlic & 2 plain1/4 cup butter2 1/2 teaspoons salt1 1/4 teaspoons pepper1 cup whipping cream or half & half1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives1 (8-ounce) container sour cream (optional)4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbledshredded cheddar cheese1. Combine first 6 Continue Reading

Pumpkin Pancakes

Why not start a new tradition in your home by making pumpkin pancakes with your kids on Thanksgiving morning.We featured a recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes a while back, but in honor of Thanksgiving, here it is again. I actually think pumpkin pancakes are better than regular pancakes, because they taste so moist. My family has already eaten them twice this week and we'll have them again tomorrow morning.1/2 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin2 large eggs2 tablespoons canola oil1 cup milk2 cups all purpose baking mix (like Jiffy or Bisquick)1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I leave out the spice)1. In a bowl, Continue Reading

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

I usually don't like recipes with more than five or six ingredients, but this soup is so easy that I don't mind the longer list. Just dump everything into the slow cooker and let it cook.INGREDIENTS1 pound shredded, cooked chicken or 1 pound raw chicken, shredded halfway through1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce1 medium onion, chopped1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers2 cloves garlic, minced2 cups water1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper1 bay leaf1 (10 ounce) package Continue Reading