Tag Archives: Peanut butter

Grilled PB&J

One of the biggest perks to having kids is that you can start to eat things like pizza, corn dogs and PB&J’s without judgment. In fact, it’s expected. You know, because those are the things kids like.


Before having Ellie, lunch was always a bit of a struggle. Coming up with something to eat usually resulted in a Lean Cuisine or meal out. For some reason, I don’t think either of these options will really cut it with the kiddo.

So, I’ve been relying on experts. Recently, I’ve been inspired by Catherine McCord of Weelicious fame. She is a genius at transforming classic “kid” dishes into healthy, tasty meals people of all ages will love. Seriously, I’d recommend her cookbook, Weelicious Lunches, to anyone who packs a lunch. It’s really good.

A few weeks ago, I decided to make a PB&J in the style of a grilled cheese.
I’ve never been much of a cold sandwich eater, preferring mine hot. It may not look like much, but the peanut butter becomes almost dessertlike after being heated between two slices of bread. The whole thing only takes a few minutes to make, and you probably have the ingredients at your house already. So make it for your kiddos (or yourself), I won’t tell anyone. Continue reading


Christmas Cookies

Last year, I mentioned the insane baking extravaganza I partake in each Christmas. If you were wondering if I got any smarter over the course of the last year, the answer is no, because I still made seven different cookies. Seven. Let that marinate in your mind a bit.

That being said, I’ve developed a few tricks for making it easier every year. The first is not including candy. It is way too labor intensive for me. I also use parchment paper for every batch of cookies, which makes clean up much easier. I use the same bowl to mix flour for every batch. And while I do try new recipes every year, I now rely heavily on my tried and true ones. Continue reading