Any leprechaun of note will tell you that the key to good soda bread is not to get yourself or the dough overworked in the process. The line between a pleasant pastry fit for a smear of butter and jam and a leaden block of cooked flour fit for the garbage bin, can be a fine one.
Like salsa became a staple in everyone's fridge a decade or so ago, another foreign favorite, hummus, is everywhere from fancy restaurants to kids' lunch boxes. This isn't a classic hummus recipe—more of a riff on our favorite Middle Eastern bean dip.
With the chill in the air and football season upon us, I start to think about what snack you can serve that's not just your classic chicken wings. And believe it or not when I think of the New England Patriots, I also think of New England seafood and that's where crab comes into play.
Kids are crazy for fruit roll-ups and you won't believe how incredibly easy they are to make. Kids love them, and they're perfect to pack in the lunch box or daycare or for school or for any movable feast!
Monday through Friday, I eat breakfast on the go—usually a cup of coffee and a bowl of yogurt with granola. Store bought granola can have some hidden ingredients, too much salt, and sugar as well as extra calories that may not be the best way for you to start the day.