Recipes

Pumpkin Bread Recipe!

Pumpkin Bread Recipe!

We’re calling it now—pumpkin bread is the new banana bread. And besides the fact that it is a delicious fall treat, the beta-carotene in pumpkin (converted to Vitamin A in the body) is a true powerhouse vitamin. It boosts the immune system, promotes eye health and helps prevents sun damage! We love the recipe below from The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano because it uses ingredients you probably already have and is simple, making it a great activity to do with kids.

Weeknight Mexican Tacos – YUM!

Weeknight Mexican Tacos – YUM!

We may be missing our favorite margs at our favorite Mexican spot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our favorite foodie holiday at home! We’ve rounded up some yummy taco, enchilada, veggie sides, guac, dessert—and yes, margarita—recipes from around the web. And most of them use ingredients that are hopefully already in your fridge and pantry. Enjoy and don’t forget to buy gift certificates to your favorite restaurants (Mexican or not!) to support your local businesses during this time!

Cheers to Moms – some delicious recipes presented by NuKitchens!

Cheers to Moms – some delicious recipes presented by NuKitchens!

This Mother’s Day, lets raise a glass to all of the Mom’s out there, including us! We’ve become teacher’s, entertainers, chef’s, house cleaners and everything else our families have needed during this quarantine. Treat yourself with this tasty drink (and maybe breakfast in bed with these pancakes!) from NuKitchens, a local family-owned kitchen design company that knows how important a mom and her kitchen truly are!

A Healthy Dressing (and Salad) for any – and every – day!

A Healthy Dressing (and Salad) for any – and every – day!

Have you run out of your favorite salad dressing? Do not fear! Rinse out the bottle and fill it back up with this recipe instead! It’s simple, delicious AND likely healthier than the one you bought from the store! And try It on this easy and foolproof bean and avocado salad, perfect for any lunch or dinner!

Pantry Recipes that may save you this week!

Pantry Recipes that may save you this week!

As we spend more time at home doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus, many of us are cooking regularly—for stress relief, because restaurants may be closing, and because, well, we’re home. But once our stock of fresh fruits and veggies dwindles, that doesn’t mean we have to resort to plain canned soup or rice and beans. Here are 12 delicious pantry recipes you’ll want to keeping making well after coronavirus is behind us!

Whole30 Meatballs in Marinara Sauce: An Easy Weeknight Recipe!

Whole30 Meatballs in Marinara Sauce: An Easy Weeknight Recipe!

Meatballs are one of those go-to meals that every mom needs in her tool bag. Not only do kids love them as much as adults, but they can be customized to everyone’s preference and dietary restrictions. Celiac disease? Use gluten-free breadcrumbs. Trying to limit white carbs? Put over spaghetti squash noodles or chickpea pasta. Don’t have time to cook? Use your slow cooker, or make a big batch and freeze for a later meal. This Whole 30-approved version comes straight from Whole 30 founder Melissa Urban!

Meet Elyse (of Shark Tank's Bantam Bagels!)

Meet Elyse (of Shark Tank's Bantam Bagels!)

If you like New York bagels, Shark Tank and/or kick-ass women entrepreneurs, Elyse is your girl! Amidst careers in finance, she and her husband Nick spent years brainstorming business ideas until one day they decided to pursue the idea of creating and selling pre-filled on-the-go bagels, and their dreams became a reality! Enter Bantam Bagels! Over the last 6 years, Elyse (and her husband) built their company (starting with a small shop on Bleecker St), had 2 boys, moved to Westport and traveled an amazing journey. After pitching their company on Shark Tank (very pregnant no less), the company truly took off, and they’ve never looked back! Bantam Bagels are now a staple across Starbucks, most grocery stores nationwide, and of course millions of households! Fun facts – Elyse doesnt leave her house without lipstick, still eats bagels every morning, and shares that her husband remains her greatest source of inspiration! We are so lucky to have you in our community, and are going out to buy bagels NOW! Thanks for changing the way we do breakfast!!

A Short Rib Recipe that will truly WOW! (from the Home Cook CT)

A Short Rib Recipe that will truly WOW! (from the Home Cook CT)

If you are looking for a delicious – and relatively easy – holiday dinner that will please the family – or even a larger group, check out this short rib hit from The Home Cook CT’s, Stephanie Berghoff! A Westport mom of two, Stephanie turned back to her love for all things food and cooking a year ago and cooks for families in the area weekly!

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