Recent Additions

Food & Drink

Spring Cocktails and Mocktails


Does sitting on the patio sipping on a refreshingly fruity concoction while reading the latest issue of AKA Mom on your Kindle seem like an unreachable dream? Well it isn’t! Send the kids to grandma’s and throw on your most fabulous pair of shades… WINTER IS OVER BABY! If grandma is busy, your concoction can easily turn from “cocktail” to “mocktail” ... Read More »

Keep your Treats Frozen… Not your Fingers!


 IceHuggy to the Rescue The hot summer weather is nearly upon us and kids everywhere are looking forward to freezy pop season. Soon there will be dripping ice pops all over your previously clean floors and kids’ clothes.  And like most moms, you’ve probably tried all types of icy treat holders and wasted rolls of paper towels in a futile ... Read More »

Best Spring Eats & Treats


Tie-Dye Fruity Cupcakes By: JELL-O Courtesy of Photo courtesy of JELL-O Prep Time:
20 Min Ready In:
1 Hr 15 Min Original Recipe Yield 24 servings Ingredients 1 package (2-layer size) white cake mix 1/4 cup JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin 1/4 cup JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin 1/4 cup JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin 1 (16 ounce) can ready-to-spread vanilla frosting Directions Prepare ... Read More »

Eggstroaordinary Ideas for Leftover Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Did the Easter Bunny leave a few too many Easter eggs at your house? Don’t fret! AKA Mom found the best ideas for those leftover eggs. The good news is that, as long as they are left in their shells, hard-boiled eggs will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days. But with these hard-boiled egg ideas, they’ll likely ... Read More »

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down

Sugar for Breakfast

But how much sugar is too much? Mary Poppins suggests a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, but how much sugar is too much? On average, an adolescent consumes 34 teaspoons of sugar, or 500 calories worth each day. Parents can help children limit sugar intake to the recommended 6.5 teaspoons per day by avoiding cookies and ... Read More »

Chicken Almond Tenders

Chicken Almond Tenders

Makes 4 servings Preparation Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients Canola oil cooking spray 1/4 cup whole-wheat fl our 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 large egg whites 1 pound chicken tenders, (see ingredient note below) mint ... Read More »

We are Lilly and Audrey!

Lilly and Audrey

  Identical twin culinary explorers! We’re 9 years old and have loved everything about food and entertaining since we were toddlers. As kids we feel you shouldn’t just eat what some people call kid food, kids should have the opportunity to eat healthy, beautiful grown up style food. Kids and grown ups sharing and cooking together the same wonderful foods. ... Read More »

Turkey Pot Pie


  Prep Time: 30 Min Cook Time: 50 Min Ready In: 1 Hr 30 Min Yields 12 servings or 2-9 inch pot pies. Ingredients • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots • 2 cups frozen green beans • 1 cup sliced celery • 2/3 cup butter • 2/3 cup chopped onion • 2/3 cup all-purpose fl our • 1 teaspoon ... Read More »