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Meet Lauren (from It’s Lauren of Course!)

Meet Lauren (from It’s Lauren of Course!)

Many people know Lauren for her incredible recipes, unique style of cooking, and her charismatic personality which has stolen the heart of millions on talk shows, cooking shows, and social media! What many don’t know is she is a Westport mom of two boys who left Wall Street for culinary school after her then-boyfriend-now-husband dared her to quit her job and go to cooking school! Since graduating from the French Culinary Institute. Shortly after, she launched her own catering company, while simultaneously working as a private chef, teaching cooking classes, and pursuing her passion for food styling on live television. During the pandemic, she brought joy – and delicious meals – to so many via her Instagram, It’s Lauren of Course, doing 100 live shows! She couldn’t live without smoked fish, is a self-proclaimed night owl, and loves nothing more than a vacation in France! If you are looking for yummy food, some new inspiration, or just someone to make you smile (all the time), Lauren is your girl!!

Summer Chicken Milanese from “It’s Lauren Of Course”

Summer Chicken Milanese from “It’s Lauren Of Course”

Any combination of farmer’s market lettuces and tomatoes will work with this Milanese. The simplicity of quality ingredients is what makes this dish shine! People often don’t think of Milanese as seasonal, but I surely do. Vine-ripened colorful tomatoes, basil, and tender, fresh lettuces from the farmer’s market . . . these are summer staples. ENJOY!

Easy Summer Cocktail – Pineapple, Lime and Mint Sparkler!!

Easy Summer Cocktail – Pineapple, Lime and Mint Sparkler!!

Thank you to The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano of From Scratch with Maria for sharing this delicious recipe! It’s really the perfect summer sip—refreshing, special, and able to be prepped ahead of time. Make a batch of the mint simple syrup on Sunday as part of your “meal prep” and you can whip up individual cocktails during the week without taking much more time than pouring a glass of wine!

Easy Dinner – One Pan Skillet Spaghetti Recipe!

Easy Dinner – One Pan Skillet Spaghetti Recipe!

There’s a time and place for cooking an elaborate meal, and it’s not during the week. Especially in the fun but frenetic weeks between school finishing up and camp beginning. This one-pan skillet spaghetti recipe from Kathleen, the mom behind CatwithaK Cooks, is more of a technique than a rigid recipe, because it’s so easily adapted to your family’s tastes and dietary restrictions/allergies. “I learned this method when I worked for Martha Stewart. She was doing a one-pan pasta way before Tik Tok!” says Kathleen.

Taco Tuesday! Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema!

Taco Tuesday! Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema!

Thank you to our food contributor CatwithaK Cooks for sharing this delicious plant-based taco recipe with us. Introducing new vegetables (like cauliflower) to kids can be tricky. Experts recommend serving it in a form they are familiar with (in this case, tacos). Try it for Taco Tuesday, or anytime you need a quick, nutritious meal.

Cobb Salad Board – YUMMMM!

Cobb Salad Board – YUMMMM!

Two things we’re loving right now—food boards and salads. We’ve been sort of obsessed with the gorgeous boards created by The BakerMama for awhile now. And with warmer weather, it feels nice to be turning off the oven for dinner more often, and loading up on hearty salads. This Cobb Salad Board from Maegan, the talented mom behind The BakerMama, is a great way to introduce kids to veggies they might not normally try.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Farfel Cups!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Farfel Cups!

This is the easiest and tastiest no-bake chocolate Passover treat of all time! There is nothing easier than a dump-and-stir recipe, and this is one for Passover the whole family will enjoy. Matzo farfel (broken bits of matzo that you can buy in a box or canister at the grocery store) is mixed with melted chocolate chips and peanut butter and then set in paper candy cups. The size of a mini muffin but packed with big flavor, these Passover dessert bites are as delicious as they are easy to make. In fact, this is the ideal “cooking” project for little kids.

2021 Health & Wellness Guide is HERE!!

2021 Health & Wellness Guide is HERE!!

The WestportMoms 2021 Health & Wellness guide is here!! Though this year may not be quite what we expected, it is undoubtedly time to think about YOU! Whether you need new ideas for what to cook each night, some CBD to help you sleep, or even someone to help you organize that closet or garage, we have you covered! We all spent 2020 making sure everyone else was feeling ok- now it’s your turn!!!

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