Lauren Winiarski
Lauren Winiarski
Lauren Winiarski

Lauren Winiarski

WOW! So many great resources for indoor toddler activities

Do you have a little girl with a doll that looks like this? Restore her hair to factory condition! Great tip!

Here is a letter matching activity we did in the classroom last week in my 3 year-old classes. It was great for letter recognition and matching. Can also use numbers...

The earlier you get them started the better. ~ Alphabet do-a-dot letters & lots of other toddler activities ~

Supermarket sauces are nowhere near as good as homemade. This easy, garlicky marinara tastes like tomatoes, olive, oil and herbs and doesnt take too long to make. The addition of spicy, tender meatballs makes this a real rib-sticker. You can make them entirely from beef, if you want, but mixing beef and porkan Italian traditionreally makes them better.

As a cook and food lover, this time of year is my absolute most favorite. And if I had to choose, my favorite late summer fruit would be figs.

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup - Authentic traditional soup. This recipe is easily made in the crock pot for a delicious homemade meal.

If you like to cook with fresh herbs, but find that they go bad before you can use them or if you want to use fresh herbs year round, portion and freeze them in olive oil. Use as needed....

Ribollita: a famous Tuscan soup made with vegetables, fresh herbs and bread. This rustic soup is gently simmered so the flavors meld together beautifully.

Ribollita: a famous Tuscan soup made with vegetables, fresh herbs and bread. This rustic soup is gently simmered so the flavors meld together beautifully.

Slow Cooker Ribollita. Love that this calls for dried beans - much healthier than canned!

Will you be firing up the grill for Father’s Day? If so, I’d like to suggest a platter of grilled fennel as a side! It goes wonderful with steaks, chicken, fish and my absolute favorite, a Tuscan grilled pork roast. Those of you who have been on the fence about fennel because of it’s slight …

Repinned: Warm Italian Salad with Fresh Mozzarella over Arugula

Panzanella Salad - need - white balsamic vinegar - garlic cloves - fresh parsley - fresh basil - cucumber - 2 boxes of assorted tomatoes - red grape and yellow pear tomatoes - herbs de Provence - olive oil - garlic salt - 1 loaf dense bread - something like a Rosemary Tuscan Bread -

Packed with vegetables, beans and fresh herbs, Ellie's Tuscan Vegetable Soup makes for quick and healthy comfort food.

Tuscan Tortellini Vegetable Soup This is kinda different and super tasty. Love this cooking website!

Creamy Zucchini Soup Ingredients 4 medium zucchinis 1 large onion 2 garlic cloves 1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper for seasoning Directions Roughly chop zucchinis and onion and place in the steamer basket. Steam the vegetables for 10-12 minutes. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until you reach a smooth consistency.

One-Pot Pesto Asparagus Pasta with Zucchini and Peas! Vegan and can be made GF. Vibrantly colored green, creamy (and totally lickable) pesto. This dish is healthy, comforting, delectable and made in one pot to make your life easier!

Cream of Zucchini Soup

Cream of Zucchini Soup - EASY, only 5 ingredients!