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How to Make Fresh Pasta: Video

[cove src=””] Nothing can beat the texture and flavor of fresh homemade pasta. Take one bite and an image of an Italian grandmother comes to mind, with one hand rolling out snappy dough, rich with egg yolks, and the other stirring a bit post of tangy tomato sauce. The good news is you can channel your inner nonna easily. All it takes are three ingredients and the willingness to get your hands a little dirty! The kids will love helping to roll out the noodles, making it a fun family […]

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Last weekend I stuffed my face with pasta, garlic bread, and cupcakes within a span of three hours. I was between two basketball teams in a small town an hour away from home. With a three hour break in-between games, players and their families settled into a small family-owned pizza and pasta parlor. After asking the waitress what they are known for on the menu I of course knew that I was going to eat the pasta and bread. And it also happened to be the weekend before my daughter’s […]

Dad’s Chili Recipe: Video

[cove src=””] In the beginning days of dating my husband, I used to work with a young man with the boyish looks of a slightly older Justin Bieber and the charisma of Macklemore.  We worked as customer service reps at a cellular phone company with our cubicles next to each other.  He often wore baggy jeans, a white t-shirt, and a thick gold chain around his neck with overly gelled blond hair styled like Vanilla Ice.  He looked like the kind of guy who probably went out every night to […]

Lasagna with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil: Video

Bring a little bit of Italy into your kitchen with this lovely lasagna! Continue

Beef Bourguignon

Zucchini Pancakes

If getting your kids to eat more vegetables comes easy for you, good for you.  But for the rest of us with kids that whine and decide not to like certain meals because of the vegetables, I feel your pain. I really do. I am always trying to find ways for my kids to incorporate more vegetables into their diets and my efforts are usually met with grimaces followed by a negative attitude.  This doesn’t stop me from including vegetables and fruit each day.  However, finding creative ways to include […]

How to Make Chicken Pad Thai

This authentic Pad Thai recipe is easy to make, gluten-free and is as good as your neighborhood Thai recipe. Continue

Nine Hot Drinks to Make on Cold Days

When freezing cold temperatures get you down, it’s time to warm up with a hot cup of something special. We think you’ll find lots of options in this cozy collection of family-friendly drinks. Enjoy! Nutella Hot Chocolate by Many Little Blessings Best Ever Hot Wassail by Yummy Healthy Easy Candy Cane Hot Chocolate by Kitchen Explorers Warm Pumpkin Spice Drink by Five Heart Home Red Velvet Hot Chocolate by Six Sisters’ Stuff Hot Lemon and Ginger Drink for Colds by Simply Cooked White Hot Chocolate by Love and Olive Oil […]

Winter Green Bean Salad

“Starting tomorrow we are going to go back to eating more green vegetables.” I said this just after our family watched the fireworks ringing in the New Year on TV. “Why?” It was my youngest child’s first protest of the New Year, which lasted all of two minutes before he passed out. As I kissed him goodnight I could hear both of my daughters murmur disappointed sighs directed towards me, their killjoy. If parents are the gatekeepers of what comes into the house and into their children’s belly, then certainly […]

Top 13 Recipes for 2013

We’re ending the year by counting down the most popular Kitchen Explorers recipes for 2013. But first, Thank You! We are so grateful to you for reading our blog and enjoying our recipes. Alice, our guest contributors and I are incredibly lucky to have you in the KE community. Here’s to more delicious, family-friendly food in 2014! 13. Easy Lemon Tart 12. Herbed Garlic Cauliflower Rice 11. Healthy Spicy Black Bean Dip 10. Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs 9. Two-Bite Mini Cheesecakes 8. Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole 7. Homemade Barbecue Sauce […]

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