Make-Your-Own Guacamole Bar!

Guacamole is fun, but a Make-Your-Own Guacamole Bar is a party. Plus, there's no better way to get a picky eater into avocado.

How to cut a mango perfectly. (It’s easy.)

Learn how to cut a mango quickly, easily, and perfectly every time—and, best of all, in a way that will amaze the kids.

Genius Pico de Gallo, 3 ways.

The original skinny snack dip! Learn how to make my favorite pico de gallo recipe, plus 2 variations that will have you skinny dipping all the time. Heh.

How to put together Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs

Making smoothies is easy, but not always busy-weekday-mornings-easy. These Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs are a game changer that change that and make smoothies possible no matter what.

Easy, light Brown Sugar Baked Apples

Brown Sugar Baked Apples: A fall and winter dessert that eats like pie, but doesn't stay with you like pie. If you know what I mean.

Halloween treat! Cute mummy Caramel Apple Hand Pies

These Caramel Apple Hand Pies are a cute Halloween treat that come together 1, 2, 3 thanks to store-bought puff pastry. And skip the mummy part to make them anytime all autumn long.

Fruit sushi! Super fun and healthy school lunch recipe.

Turn fresh fruit into Fruit Sushi, a healthy (even protein-packed) school lunch that the kids will love. So fun!

How to cut pineapple like a pro and tips for choosing a ripe pineapple.

You'll want to throw some pineapple flavor in every dish after this quick tutorial on how to cut pineapple like a pro in 5 easy steps.

Chai Tai smoothie recipe from my new use-it-everyday cookbook.

The incredible creaminess and blend of warm spices in this smoothie will make you weak in the knees.

How to zest citrus like a pro in 5 easy steps.

One of the best—and absolutely easiest—ways to add a burst of flavor to your cooking is to add citrus zest from lemons, limes, or oranges. But do it wrong and things get bitter. Literally. So, if you ask me, knowing how to zest citrus properly is a critical kitchen skill. It's easy to do, but also easy to get wrong. And when it goes wrong, zest can ruin a dish. Here's how zest citrus like a pro in 5 easy steps. (more after the jump)

Healthy snack idea! Fresh fruit with citrus sugar: My 3 favorite recipes.

Fruit season is finally picking up here in the northeast! We no longer have to live on apples alone (for a few months, at least!). Raspberries and blueberries have been amazing. Strawberries are getting better and better. Soon, we'll be gorging on juicy stone fruit. When fruit is in season locally like this, you can feast on it without fuss, straight from the basket. And we do! But there's also an abundance and it's fun to cook, bake, and play with all the goodness, too. That's the beauty of this time of year: produce is good, there's plenty, and you can do what you want with it. One of the things I have been loving is serving fresh fruit with citrus sugar. My kids are pretty keen on eating fruit with citrus sugar, too. In fact, it's been the most successful way of getting them to ask for more. (more after the jump)

Banana Coconut Bread

I've been feeling bad about not coming around here as much these days, so I brought you some delicious Banana Coconut Bread. Have a slice and forgive me? It's not that I don't want to hang out with you guys. I do. Badly! But I'm working on a few things that I hope you'll be excited about, too, and I'm working hard. Isn't it annoying when someone says something like that and then follows up with, "I can't share details yet," but I really can't. Soon, though. Very soon. In the meantime, how's that Banana Coconut Bread? Delicious, right? (more after the jump)

Simple Lemon Pudding

Sometimes I just need sunshine. The kind of bright and supple sunshine that I love most has been hard to come by these days. The light here in Brooklyn is blinding and brittle, like it might crack and crumble onto the broken ice and leftover mounds of snow. So I decided to make my own sunshine. I'm tired of consoling myself with warm baked goods and deep, dark chocolate comforts. I don't want to sip on hot, cozy drinks. Though it may not be done with me, I'm done with winter. I'm ready to taste the sunshine.   Isn't winter citrus such a gift? It makes it possible to do that, to taste sunshine. It's in there, all tangled with sour and sweet, and this lemon pudding makes the most of it. (more after the jump)

5 tips for how to make a smoothie without added sugar

Smoothies are often packed with healthy ingredients—and sugar, too. Here are tips on how to keep your smoothies lower in added sugar and delicious, too.

{video} Berry Green Protein Smoothie recipe

A Berry Green Protein Smoothie recipe that is low in sugar, has some greens, and is packed with protein—perfect even for a quick breakfast that you can feel good about sharing with the whole family.

Smoothie Breakfast Bowl: A fresh start.

Turn your snack smoothie into a healthy breakfast bowl with these tips and ideas for how to make the perfect Smoothie Bowl.