How to Build a Better BLT

The basics of building a better BLT sandwich from the type of bread to the thickness of the tomato slice to the variety of lettuce you opt for. Yes, there are rules. A BLT is not a hard sandwich to master, and nearly everyone has the ability to figure out how to slap bacon, lettuce, […]

Maple Crunch Apple Puff Pancake Recipe

Whether you refer to these oven-baked pancakes as Dutch babies, pannekoeken or simply puff pancakes, the combination of maple sweetness and tart autumn apples will make it hard to say no to. My feet dangle beneath the checked tablecloth, swinging back and forth. A water glass sits in front of me, condensation clinging to the […]

How to Build a Better Burger

What makes a better burger? Here are Ole’s tips for grilling and building a better burger at home. Use quality meat with some modicum of fat. The premise is simple: the lower the percentage of fat, the drier the burger. Sure, lean hamburger is wonderful for taco meat and tomato-based meat sauce. However, doing away […]

Individual Baked Apple Crisp Recipe

A recipe for cinnamon-infused apple crisps prepared on whole halved apples for a healthy, simple take on a classic dessert. It has been a week filled with firsts: the first day of school, the first day of kindergarten, the first school lunches, the first bus ride, the first day walking, the first homework sheets, the […]

The Back-to-School Lunch Box Buying Guide

Wondering what lunch box food storage containers are the best for sending to school with your kids? Here are a few of our favorites from PlanetBox, Kids Konserve, LunchSkins, and more. Deep breath. Let’s discuss the basics behind school lunch: The storage basics. Everyone always wants to go over the things that go in the […]

Rye and Blueberry Breakfast Tarts for Busy Mornings

A recipe for blueberry-topped breakfast tarts with a rye and hemp granola bar bottom. I like mornings. The barely there sun just cresting on the horizon, sending a soft glow through the still dark house. The light coming in through the curtains, sending lazy shadows across cool white sheets. The quiet gurgle of bubbles bursting […]

How to Prepare and Pack Freezer Smoothies for School Lunches: Eat Well, Spend Less

We’re talking about the ins and outs of freezer smoothies that are practically packable for school lunches for this month’s back-to-school Eat Well, Spend Less. Everything is back-to-school this month. While my kids don’t go back until after Labor Day, I know that in some parts of the country school is already back in session. […]