Archive for the ‘food’ Category

Goat Cheese Potatoes

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Rich, creamy and full of flavor…we are so addicted to goat cheese these days.

Goat cheese and potatoes? We had to give THIS recipe a try!

boxwood clippings | goat cheese potatoes.jpg
Another awesome potato side to have up your sleeve, we give this two enthusiastic thumbs up for autumn comfort food?

What is your favorite dish right now? Please share!

Roasted Pear Dessert

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Sometimes the best things in life are simple and amazing.

This dessert is one of them…

boxwood clippings | roasted pear

Slice pears, place on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 for 10 minutes until soft. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Simple enough for a mid-week dessert, delicious enough for a dinner party!

Happy autumn!

Toddler Lunches and the Cutest Plates EVER!

Friday, September 25th, 2015

What seems like forever ago (before the babies), Sarah spied the cutest kid plates HERE. She’s always been a sucker for thick, high-quality plastic products!

Little did we know that it wouldn’t be too long before we would need all three plates!

boxwood clippings | toddler lunches
With a few picky eaters among us (Elizabeth and Jane), nothing is more satisfying when our toddlers enjoy a good meal!

These plates help things look so appealing, right?! And did we mention they cost less that $5 for all three?!

Two things we’ve learned with babies who are picky-eaters:

#1 Variety! These plates remind us to give the babies options. Sometimes they may not eat the whole plate, but they almost always try everything when options are presented.

#2 Babies are social eaters. We’ve found meals to be so much more successful when we sit down and eat with our babies rather than trying to spoon feed them. When we all sit down and enjoy a meal together it really encourages the baby to give the presented food a try.

Do you have any picky eaters in your household?
What are your tips to making meal times successful for everyone?

Soup Round-Up

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Wouldn’t you agree that soup is one of the best parts of winter?!

We are SO excited to make our favorite soups as soon as the weather turns…

boxwood clippings | soup recipescauliflower-cheese soup HERE

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 4.30.39 PMcilantro-lime soup HERE

boxwood clippings | soup recipesitalian sausage-kale HERE

boxwood clippings | soup recipessimple tomato HERE

boxwood clippings | soup recipeshearty potato soup HERE

boxwood clippings | soup recipesspicy carrot HERE

boxwood clippings | soup recipeseasy chicken noodle HERE

Have you given any of these recipes a try yet?

Here are few more favorites, for good measure!

spicy butternut squash HERE
chicken taco HERE

Do you have an amazing soup recipe to share with us?!
Please email us at mail[at]boxwoodclippings[dot]com!!!

Rice Krispy Treats, Fall Edition!

Friday, September 11th, 2015

We attempted our first baking session with all three babies last week!

What is the perfect treat to get you in an autumn mood?
Peanut butter and chocolate topped off with more peanut butter!

boxwood clippings | fall rice crispy treats

We used THIS recipe, and made a second batch subbing chocolate chips for peanut butter.

The babies loved stirring and then pressing the mixture into cupcake tins to make perfectly-portioned rice krispie treats. We then pressed Reece’s Pieces on top before the mixture set.

We won’t mention the countless marshmallows on the floor and the following sugar highs, but overall it was a great time.

Easiest recipe to bake with kids hands-down…and mighty delicious too!