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Entries from February 2012

Toad-in-the-Hole with Crispy Kale {Happy Leap Day!}

February 29th, 2012 · 4 Comments

One of my favorite breakfasts as a child was something so simple I’d nearly forgotten about it. It begins with an egg and a slice of toast, but is somehow elevated to something fancy when you stick the egg inside the toast. While I’ve since heard it called by various names, in my house it’s [...]

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Tags: at market · breakfast · greens

Kid-Friendly Oscars Party {and Mojito Mocktail}

February 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Sure, I may not have seen many of this year’s Academy Award nominated films, but there’s no reason to let kids keep us from celebrating Oscar night. Most kids are natural performers, after all — so invite some friends over, let the kids walk the red carpet (complete with parents-as-paparazzi, of course), and make some [...]

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Tags: cooking with kids · global flavors · party menus

Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken

February 17th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Now, a confession: I’ve had a life-long fear of slow cookers. We never had one growing up, and the thought of something cooking while I was out of the house for the day made me nervous. Plus, so many recipes I’d seen relied heavily on processed foods — a bottle of this, can of that, [...]

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Tags: proteins · slow cooker · weeknight meals

Julia’s Child {Book Review and Giveaway}

February 13th, 2012 · 17 Comments

{Admin Note: Voting is now open in the DC Lamb Pro-Am. I’d be oh-so-flattered if you’d take a moment to vote for FoodieTots’ Lemon-Mint Crusted Leg of Lamb. Thank you!} It’s not often I find myself in the kitchen, a novel in one hand, sautéeing apples with the other while steering the toddler towards her [...]

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Tags: baked goods · foodietots reviews · giveaway · kids cook monday

Lemon-Mint Crusted Leg of Lamb with Spiced Fig Stuffing {DC Lamb Pro-Am}

February 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments

While lamb stew is a Foodie Tots favorite during the cold winter months, roast lamb is one of my favorite celebrations of spring. In my inter-faith household, lamb is one of the rare shared culinary traditions and is frequently served for our Easter supper. Easter has a tendency to fall during Passover, which can pose [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · events · proteins · recipe · recipes