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Baby’s Raspberry and Ricotta Parfait

My baby loves dairy. We waited awhile to introduce it because of a cow’s milk sensitivity while she was nursing, but we successfully introduced goat’s milk yogurt, then chévre, and then cow’s milk products. She hasn’t looked back and would happily eat cheese all day.

raspberry ricotta parfait

Since dairy is such a staple in her diet, I like to try to introduce new types of dairy to expand her tastes. This parfait is easy, nourishing, and beautiful. The subtle sweetness of the ricotta complements the tangy raspberry perfectly.

Tropical Princess Wands

healthy birthday

I’m kind of on a fruit wand kick lately. They’re easy to make, healthy, and add so much fun color to a kid’s party. And they’re a hit with kids because it’s yummy fruit!

easy fruit skewers

Coconut Panna Cotta

coconut milk

If you missed my love fest the other day about panna cotta, get ready for it.

Panna cotta sounds all fancy and complicated, right? That’s the thing – it’s a dessert that takes 5 minutes to prepare. It’s so easy and doesn’t call for a ton of weird ingredients.

coconut panna cotta

Simple & Perfect Panna Cotta

panna cotta

We have had some oven issues, friends. Some of you might remember my departure from the usual content around here to this MSPaint inspired post in which I catalogue the many sins of my appliances (including the oven catching on fire and the refrigerator warming up to 57 degrees the day of my daughter’s birthday party).

Some old friends recently contracted me and said they’d be in town for a long weekend and could they come for dessert and coffee one night to catch up? I made a quick mental note to bake later and then remembered our appliance situation a couple of hours before they came over but after the local bakery and chocolate shop had closed.

I panicked: what worthwhile dessert can I make that doesn’t involve an oven?

italian dessert

Panna Cotta. This recipe takes only 5 minutes to prepare, in addition to the chilling time.

One Pot Summertime Pasta

Does anybody else out there have kids who would be thrilled to eat pasta every day? Like at every meal? This dish is sure to be a hit with pasta loving kiddos. If you have kids who are unsure about green things, just really chop up the herbs and spinach so they’re impossible to pick out.

Ready in less than 30 minutes.

This dish is also incredibly weeknight friendly. The pasta actually cooks WITH the vegetables so we’ll only dirty one pot and we wind up with a lovely, starchy base for our sauce. Since you’re only using one burner, it’s not going to heat up your kitchen in the summer, either! Have I convinced you yet? It’s a weeknight win that will be on the table in well under 30 minutes.

one pot pasta

Kid friendly, easy, and fast, this has to be one of the best weeknight dinners ever.