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Peanut Chocolate Pear

By on March 9, 2017
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I shared with you an easy recipe to make over the weekend.  Here is another one for you!  This is a little recipe I made and I’m so bad at coming up with names so…here is Peanut Chocolate Pear.  It’s a nice way to dress up Asian pears for a quick snack.  My daughter loves it and I enjoy eating it, too.  I’m sharing this with you in hopes that you will also enjoy this dish with your loved ones.

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Peanut Chocolate Pear Recipe

Ingredients

  • One spoonful of peanut butter
  • One spoonful of milk chocolate chips
  • One Asian pear
  • Dried blueberries
  • Dried cranberries
  • Assorted nuts
  1. Wash, cut, and peel one Asian pear into slices.  This time around, I used the Chinese Yali pear, but you can use any variety of Asian pear, like the round Korean pear.  Place on a plate.
  2. Put one spoonful of peanut butter and one spoonful of milk chocolate chips into a microwave-safe measuring cup.  Microwave for one minute so everything melts and pours easily.  Drizzle over cut pears.
  3. Top with some dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and assorted nuts.  Don’t feed nuts to your toddler if she is unable to chew and swallow them safely.  Otherwise, enjoy!

Allergy Note:  Be aware that this recipe uses peanut butter and nuts.  If you or your child has a nut allergy, you could replace peanut butter with nut-free butter and do not top with additional nuts.

Let me know what you think of this little dish in the comments below!

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Carrot Yam Bake

By on March 4, 2017
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My friends know that I’m not much of a foodie.  I’ve always been one of those people who eat to live.  Cooking was a chore that took too much time away from other things I loved doing (mainly reading or playing video games).  Once I became a mom, though, the weight of responsibility for feeding another, dependent human being was great.  I didn’t want my daughter to grow up simply eating to live.  No, I wanted her to enjoy eating so that she will grow up healthy and tall.

I want to share with you a simple, very easy recipe that my daughter and I love.  It involves eggs so it is best suited for toddlers age one and up (and after ensuring there are no egg allergies!).  My daughter wasn’t fond of eggs until closer to two years of age, so in the beginning, it was mainly me eating it all up.  I love eggs!

Easy to make, but eats up a lot of time.

 

Carrot Yam Bake Recipe

Servings: Who knows…my two year old can eat 3/4 of the amount in one sitting.

Ingredients: one carrot, one yam, one cup of whole milk, three eggs, one tablespoon of butter, salt and pepper

  1. Wash the yam to clean off any dirt.  Wash, peel, and chop carrot into small circles.  Put everything into a pot of water and boil.  This is where it takes a lot of time.  You want to boil until you can poke clear through the middle of the yam with a chopstick (or a fork) with very slight pressure.  Depending on the size of the yam, it can take 40 minutes or more.
  2. In a large bowl, place yam and carefully peel off the skin.  It will be hot, but it’s easier to remove the skin like this rather than attempting to peel it off an uncooked yam.  Add carrot slices to the bowl of peeled yam and mash everything together with a fork.
  3. Add the three eggs, one cup of whole milk, and one tablespoon of butter to bowl and mix thoroughly.  Add salt and pepper to taste if feeding an older toddler.  If it’s being served for a younger toddler, hold off on the salt and pepper.  They won’t need the extra flavoring.
  4. Preheat oven to 425F.  Prepare small baking dish, preferably with a lid.  It keeps moisture in so the bake doesn’t dry out.  Pour mixture from bowl into baking dish.  Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.  I like to bake for 20 minutes and then let it sit in the residual heat for another 5 minutes, just to make sure the eggs are thoroughly cooked.
  5. Let cool and serve.

My daughter still doesn’t like eggs much on their own, but she will gobble everything off her plate when it is carrot yam bake…with eggs.  Frankly, I would, too!

Try this recipe at home and let me know how you like it!  Are there any variations you did to make it your own?  Please share, I would love to try making different styles, too.

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