This page features Chef Shayna’s recipes for meals and snacks to enjoy any time of the day. She strives to offer families and children healthy and achievable instructional dishes.
With our ever growing to do lists it can be hard to slow down to make dinner let alone invite the kids into the kitchen to help. I have made a conscious effort to designate 1 day a week to cooking with my girls. This week we really needed to load up on veggies so we made a yummy Minestrone soup that the whole family devoured. Read on to see my tips for including kids in the kitchen as well as the recipe to warm you up this winter.
Cauliflower seems to be popping up everywhere. I think it is a trend that is here to stay. Amanda Venegas from ABC30 Action News stopped by my kitchen today to make a few recipes with me. I am sharing how to make cauliflower crust and whipped cauliflower. Read more to see the recipes.
It’s corn season so you might have a few pounds of corn from the market. Now what should you do with it? Of course you can simply grill it and eat as is but there are so many tasty recipes for you to try after you grilled it. Check out my tips for cooking corn and a few recipes to make with it.
Summatime and the living’s easy. The weather has been remarkable so take advantage of getting outside to visit our local Farmer’s Markets. Check out my Fresno Farmer’s Market guide along with a recipe for a Green Goddess Salad and dressing made with ingredients that can all be purchased at the farmer’s market right now. Can’t wait to see what your Farmer’s Market Finds.
It all started with a cowboy hat to celebrate the Rodeo coming to town… As a parent we learn lessons from our kiddos all the time. This past week my daughter’s simple actions reminded how kids inherently have no inhibitions and how we can gain so much wisdom from their innocence. Because the Rodeo came to town, and even though we missed it, we are celebrating in our kitchen with Cowboy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries. Check out the recipe, video from ABC30, and a little story.
Thanksgiving break week is coming to an end. We had a fun filled week and really enjoyed every minute. I went AWOL on social media in an attempt to really cherish every moment with both girls at home. We cooked up a few recipes I wanted to share. If you still have leftover Turkey, definitely try out our leftover Enchiladas this week.
One week into the time change and I miss the longer days but rather than sit here and complain I am embracing the change in season (and light) by enjoying comforting, warm, fall foods. Soup is always my go to choice this time of year. This pumpkin soup is especially tasty. This blog post also shares some ideas for encouraging your kiddos to express gratitude daily and especially this time of year. I am also sharing an opportunity for you and your kiddos to help others.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Whether you are hosting the main feast, bringing a side dish, or attending a Friendsgiving this is a great recipe to try out. My hubby does not like, actually hates green beans. It has been a long goal of mine to make green bean dishes that he will eat. When the girls and I served this dish to him, he ate the entire dish thus I do not have any pictures of the finished product. If the girls can make it, so can you, and your kids. Watch the video, try out the tips, and let us know what you think.
Sometimes a 6 hour drive to the middle of the desert is the best remedy for a week filled with chaos. Last week the hubby and I both couldn't seem to catch a breath so a weekend away, alone together, was just what the doctor ordered. If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, this just might be your perfect California Oasis. I'm also sharing what I wore, and a tasty recipe to recreate a mediterranean retreat in your own home.
This gloomy weather makes me want to be a couch potato and I am dreading turning back the clocks. Thank goodness I live somewhere that is sunny and hot most of the year otherwise I would probably be a miserable mess. Rather than actually being a couch potato, I’m meal prepping twice baked potatoes to stock my freezer. So on a crazy night filled with activities and Holiday to do’s I can quickly pull the potatoes out, pop in the oven for 20 minutes and have dinner ready to go. My ABC30 segment is also linked if you prefer to watch the video but are never up at 6:10am to catch in on air. My outfit details are also listed. Have a great weekend friends!