Cooking, Cleaning and More

” If you’ve already grown tired of the same old peanut butter and jelly sandwich before the first bell, we’re helping you mix it up. We’ve pulled 30 of the most interesting lunch ideas from Houston bloggers and parents. Grab your child’s lunchbox and feel free to steal these ideas!”

Pasta is quite the satisfying meal, and nothing quite compares to it. It serves as the perfect backdrop for various ingredients ranging from vegetables and meats to tomato sauce and cheese, and far beyond! I think my younger daughter may have been Italian in a previous life. She would eat

Hello BigKidSmallCity readers! I have missed cooking and blogging with you. It’s been a long while, and I am happy to be back; my girls are too. They were incredibly excited to be doing a post again. Hope you enjoy this one! This past winter, I purchased a recipe book

I’ve been spending way too much time and money at the grocery store.  Up until January, I was going several times a week and spending a whole lot of money each time. This year I’ve been trying to be more intentional with my time and money… and the most obvious

When I was a kid, my mom would fill a big brown paper bag with popcorn, drizzle with a hot brown sugar mixture… and shake! She has an old hand written recipe from my kindergarten teacher, and has always made caramel corn this way. So, when our sponsor, Imperial Sugar,

We had so much candy from Halloween that I each day, while the kids were at school, I would steal a dozen pieces from each loot bag.  Soon the kids were down to no candy and knew something was up.  And since it disappeared slowly, they thought I had just taken

Happy Halloween! Kids in the Kitchen, by Imperial Sugar, is full of fun recipes, crafts and printables. The team at Imperial Sugar asked which recipe I could make… to which I laughed and said, “None?”. Fortunately, Kids in the Kitchen is meant for, well, kids… and my kids are much

Back to school means…  180 school day lunches, multiplied by 3 kids. I love being a mom and I love having little kids and I know that packing a lunch is no real hardship… but I really don’t like it.  I spent years making the cutest bento boxes, followed by years

I may not be much of a cook… but I am one heck of an apple baker.  And this is because the only thing tricky about baking with apples is peeling them… and this is magically done by the “super awesome” apple peeler (as named by my kids). This device, which you

The best of 2015: Pranika contributes quick and easy dinner ideas, and beautiful pictures, to BigKidSmallCity… and here are 7 favorites from the last year!   1. Cheater, Cheater, Antipasto Eater: My kids love to snack and who doesn’t love snack foods? Occasionally I must admit it’s nice to be daringly