Web morsels

Mini fish tacos from Inspired Taste.

Granola Chocolate Bites from Eat Life Whole.

Fruits and Vegetables at Every Meal and Every Snack — Every Darned Day from It’s Not About Nutrition.

My Skills Include Eating Dounuts: Social Media Explained at Gastronomista.

No Muffin Left Behind: 5 Common Baking Problems and How to Fix Them from America’s Test Kitchen. Also check out Taco Night, Unleashed.


Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks Round Up

I’m a big fan of link round ups lately. Here are more ideas for healthy Valentine’s Day snacks (and breakfast and lunch) than you ever wanted. My kids are sure to be drowning in candy at school. So I’ll probably be taking it easy when they’re at home. Or maybe not. We’ll see.

Heart-shaped hard boiled egg from Anna The Red

Heart-shaped potato skins from Make the best of everything!

Calzone hearts from Craftzine.

Chicken soup with heart-shaped carrots from Sophistimom.

Vanilla Apples with Sweetheart Croutes from Recipe Girl.

Valentine’s Day Bread from Bread in Five.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Pan-Crepes from Family Fresh Cooking.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast from Cute Food For Kids.

Hugs and Kisses Pancakes from Cooking with My Kid.

Heart-shaped blueberry bagels from The Knead for Speed.

Valentine lunches from Lisa Storms.

Treasured Recipes from Food Blogs

One of the best (?) parts of being a food blogger is keeping tabs on millions of other food bloggers. This means that I’m exposed to unending stream of tempting recipes. Some of the gems that have become a part of our regular rotation are listed below. These are meals/sides that most of the family is happy with most of the time. Thank you fellow bloggers.

Ponyo Noodles from Cook Play Explore. Rent the movie. Run out and find some lidded soup bowls the next day. Make some of the funnest and easiest noodles around.

Simple Seasame Noodles from Pioneer Woman. When I am completely unmotivated to cook and the refrigerator is bare, The Pioneer Woman comes to the rescue.

Roasted Broccoli with Lime from seaweed snacks. A small part of me is excited for the onset of winter each year so that the unending stream of roasted vegetables can begin.

Dilled, crunch sweet-corn salad with buttermilk dressing from Food 52. I don’t think Food 52 is really a blog, but I’m including it anyway. This salad is unbelievable.

Broccoli Slaw from Cook Play Explore. Quick, crunchy, and delicious.

Kale and Pear Smoothie from Joy the Baker. Yum!

Apple Caramel Pie from Pioneer Woman. My husband insists upon this pie at Thanksgiving.

Curried Lentil Soup from Molly Wizenburg at Bon Appetite. Lentils used to be the kind of food I really want to be crazy about but I just couldn’t truly embrace them. This recipe, however, makes me love them.

Chipotle Roasted Vegetable Salad from Perry’s Plate. This is a picture of my salad. I put all the fixings in bowls on the table the and the kids make their own “salads” and everyone’s happy.

Tuna Melts from The Pioneer Woman. I normally turn my nose up at gooey mushy tuna melts. But this version is loaded with crunchy veggies which keep the tuna and its mushy nature at bay. They’re perfect.

And last but certainly not least, Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies from Baking Bites.