Pasta · Quick Meals · Sem categoria

Real Food for Kids 2017 Expo & Julia’s pasta with grated tomato sauce

This past Saturday, Real Food for Kids – a local non-profit that advocates for healthy foods in public schools – held its 5th Culinary Challenge & Wellness Expo at a local public school. It was a super fun and educational (and tasty!) event, plus I got to hang out most of my day with a great neighbor. Fourteen teams of middle and high school kids… Continue reading Real Food for Kids 2017 Expo & Julia’s pasta with grated tomato sauce

Dinner · Pasta

ragù bolognese – one that pleases every family member, even a sick child

I would not have thought of posting a bolognese sauce on this blog if it was not for my 6 year old daughter, who had just been worn down by a high fever for 2 days, getting up from the dinner table just to tell me in the living room (where I was hiding with my feet up for 5… Continue reading ragù bolognese – one that pleases every family member, even a sick child

Drinks · Sem categoria

harry potter’s butter beer + logos

My son wants to be famous and/or rich. Don’t know where it comes from. Not really his parents’ aspirations. Although blogging does throw me out there to connect with you, but from the privacy of my home. He takes pride in the fact that his name appeared in an article in the Washingtonian when we were… Continue reading harry potter’s butter beer + logos

Brazilian · Juices · Parties

a cooking class birthday party + Brazilian limeade (limonada suiça)

Despite my efforts to freeze time, Julia turned 6 this past weekend and we celebrated with a cooking lesson taught by my friend Eryn and me. I totally had a personal motivation, since Eryn and I have been brainstorming about teaching cooking classes to children and new moms for several months now and we were dying to finally have a trial class. Julia does love… Continue reading a cooking class birthday party + Brazilian limeade (limonada suiça)

Cakes · Sem categoria

chocolate brigadeiro cake with cashew caramel crunch

  My daughter Julia claims that she does not like chocolate and was a little upset that I had picked a chocolate cake for our Valentine’s day dessert, but she quickly got over it when she saw that it involved brigadeiro filling, caramel crunch and a giant heart-shaped cookie cutter. I made a regular round version… Continue reading chocolate brigadeiro cake with cashew caramel crunch

Brazilian · Dessert · Sem categoria

palha italiana (Brazilian chocolate fudge and broken tea cookies squares)

  According to the Brazilian magazine VIP, 500,000 was the number of Brazilians who watched last year’s Super Bowl. In a country that breathes futebol, those numbers are huge. My interest in football and the Super Bowl continues to be limited to gathering with friends with comfort/party food and beer, watching the best commercials and seeing the most attractive couple on the planet (Tom… Continue reading palha italiana (Brazilian chocolate fudge and broken tea cookies squares)

Arquive · Dinner

roasted vegetables + chicken baked in parchment

I hit the farmers market this past Saturday just for a few minutes, in search of a reboot and my favorite yogurt, from Coulter Farms, this organic family owned and operated farm in Pennsylvania selling 100% grass fed dairy, beef and lamb. I’ve been a fan of their products for a while, but I had… Continue reading roasted vegetables + chicken baked in parchment