The Monday Fave Five

Since I usually prepare one meal per week, I figured our fave five for Monday would focus on my favorite foodie blogs. But first, I’m going to give you my friend Robin and Ellen’s recipe for crunchy broccoli. Would love to figure out how to do crunchy spinach, but for now China Grill in NYC has the lock on that secret recipe.
1. Robin & Ellen’s Crunchy Broccoli – Want your kids to think their broccoli tastes like potato chips? Here’s the simple recipe. Cut up the broccoli stalks. Sprinkle pepper and salt on the stalks, then add olive oil. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit in an aluminum pan and bake for 35 minutes. Voila, you’ve got crunchy broccoli and it tastes sooooo good!
2. Eat, Drink. Memory is a great food and recipe blog by travel and food writer Mary Macrae Warren. The site features everything from recipes, to videos, to stories of the writer’s love of food, wine and travel.
3. Allergy Moms Food and Recipe Blog For parents of children with allergies, this is a resourceful site that offers unique recipes that’ll put a smile on their face and please their tummies too!
4. Gourmet Mom on the Go This blog has fabulous recipes for every occasion and kids will totally love the mouth watering cakes, cookies and more from this talented culinary mom who seems to whip up amazing dishes on a daily basis.
5. Holiday Recipes for Passover and Easter If you’re looking to mix up the matzoh ball action this year, then visit Nosh With Me for some fun recipes. And if you’re celebrating Easter, then check out The Recipe Mom – she has some great food options for families getting ready to decorate those Easter eggs. Personally, I was thisclose to buying one of those Cadbury creme eggs today…but thankfully, didn’t give in to temptation…yet.

News Flash for Moms!

Since I am permanently trapped in the eighties and nineties, I’ve decided to offer a new entertainment report that covers all the stories that moms would care about – so you may not see things about Amy Winehouse, but you’ll certainly see items about Michael J. Fox, Brad Pitt, Jason Bateman and Valerie Bertinelli to name a few. So without further ado, here’s a late breaking entertainment news bite for moms…
danica.jpgWinnie Cooper Gets Married! And no, she did not marry Kevin Arnold. We just learned that Danica McKellar, best known for her role as the adorable Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years” has just gotten hitched. And while secretly I had hoped she’d wind up with Fred Savage one day, the two parted ways many moons ago and Fred is already married with kids. I have to say, “The Wonder Years” was one of my favorite shows as a teenager (along with Doogie Howser MD and Thirtysomething), and in honor of her wedding, here’s a clip reel we discovered of Kevin and Winnie’s best moments. Congrats Danica – may you have a wonderful honeymoon and we’ll be following you to see when you become a mom! And for those of you wondering which stars are pregnant at the moment, all you need to do is check out Celebrity Baby Blog – they have the inside scoop and an awesome photo gallery on all the latest moms to be.
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