Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Strata for Your Next Brunch

This lightened-up Overnight Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Strata will hit the spot for breakfast or brunch. The English muffins add a fun, playful twist for kids. 

Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Strata

Every month, we participate in the Recipe Redux blogger cooking challenge, and this month’s assignment was to“grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 42 or 142.” Recipe Redux was launched 42 months ago, hence the 42 theme. Clever, no?

For starters, I grabbed my own cookbook, No Whine with Dinner (hey, it was the nearest cookbook), and since all of my recipes have already been “reduxed” (AKA made over), I decided to reach a bit further and go with a classic cookbook that my mom gave me years ago, Joy of Cooking.

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Potato Kale Latkes + KALE, GLORIOUS KALE Cookbook Giveaway {Podcast #258}

Potato Kale Latkes from Kale, Glorious Kale via

These Potato Kale Latkes will hit the spot at Hanukkah, or any time of the year, and they’re more nutritious than traditional latkes thanks to the addition of chopped kale.  (Recipe below.) When cooking instructor and author, Catherine Walthers, sent us a copy of KALE, GLORIOUS KALE for review, we proceeded to add a sticky note to [more]

Honey-Roasted Rainbow Carrots + Why I’m Obsessed with Yotam Ottolenghi

Honey-Roasted Rainbow Carrots via #vegetables #Ottolenghi

These colorful, flavorful, gluten-free Honey-Roasted Rainbow Carrots turn plain ol’ baby carrots from so-so to sensational. Your kids will eat them happily!  If your family is bored with raw carrots and dip or steamed carrots with a drizzle of melted butter, shake things up by tossing baby carrots—use the new rainbow variety if you can [more]

A Roundup of Healthier Cookie Swap Recipes + No Whine with Dinner Cookbook Giveaway

Cookie Swap Healthier Holiday Treats via #holiday #cookieswap #healthy

Holiday parties and cookie swaps are in full swing, so we rounded up over a dozen healthier holiday treats you can feel good about serving to your family and friends. We gathered these better-for-you recipes from some of our fabulous fellow registered dietitians from across the web (plus, we tossed in a few of our [more]

Peanut Butter Raisin Bars for the Holidays

Peanut Butter Raisin Bars via #raisins #PeanutButter #holidays #CookieSwap

Add a dash of good health and cheer to your next cookie swap or holiday party with our better-for-you Peanut Butter Raisin Bars. They’re easy to make, delicious, and they’ll have your kids smiling from ear to ear. We created this recipe for a blogger cooking competition sponsored by the Recipe Redux and the California [more]

Sweet Potato & Chicken Soup + Healthy Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter {Podcast #257}

Sweet Potato and Chicken Soup via #sweetpotatoes #chicken #soup

Warm up this winter with our fast weeknight Sweet Potato & Chicken Soup. It’s gluten free, bursting with kid-friendly flavors, and it’s packed with  vitamin A, an immune booster. Tune into episode #257 of COOKING WITH THE MOMS radio as we dish about this Sweet Potato & Chicken Soup as well as recipes for Last-Minute Black [more]

Potato Leek Soup for a Fast Lunch or Dinner

Potato Leek Soup with Croutons

Potato Leek Soup makes a perfect wintertime lunch or dinner. Serve with a side salad, croutons on top, or a crusty loaf of bread and it will warm you right up.  A kid-size portion of this soup with a glass of milk would make a nice after-school snack!

A Make-Your-Own Kale Salad Bar + Why Kids Will Love Digging In!

Make Your Own Kale Salad Bar via

Getting kids to try new foods—even kale—is easy if you (a) involve them in the preparation process and (b) give them lots of choice. I work with a program in Lexington, MA called Kids Cooking Green, and last month during this preschool class, the kids made a kale salad, which they happily ate. The trick to [more]

How to Make my Nana’s Steamed Plum (Christmas) Pudding for the Holidays


Learn how to make an old-fashioned Steamed Christmas Pudding, or Plum Pudding as my nana used to call it, for the holiday season! This month’s Recipe Redux challenge was the following: “Please share one of your favorite food memories and the healthier “redo” of the recipe.” This was an easy decision. Every year my beloved [more]