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.
My slow cooker gets used year round. I love it during the summer so I can put a meal in and enjoy playing in the pool with the girls a bit longer and know that dinner will be ready for us when we are out. My entire family waits eagerly for peach season and it has barely just begun but we have already gone through a case of stone fruit as our after dinner dessert. This recipe for Balsamic Peach Chicken is great for a summer dish over zucchini noodles, rice or a salad like I did last night. This recipe can also be made in the InstantPot too.
Memorial Day weekend usually marks the start of summer, maybe not officially but traditionally. This year, here in the Central Valley it is rainy and cold so we will be celebrating Memorial Day indoors. This calls for an indoor celebration. This year I am digging out 1 of my favorite recipes from 2016 and a few pictures of a blast from the past (when the girls were almost 1 and 3 years old).
A mom’s job is never easy. We have so much to juggle, so much to think about, so much to do but my goal is to help make meal prep a little easier. I host monthly meal prep workshops but if we cannot connect IRL, I want to offer solutions and ideas that you can implement at home. Today I am sharing my first weekly meal plan. It is my very first attempt and I have big goals for it but I am starting small. Please read on to see the plan. I would love to hear your thoughts on ways to improve it.
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.