Apple Raspberry Tartlets

Chef Izabella (3 years old in these pics) loves to help me make tartlets. All things miniature are fun. These are yummy too! And super easy.

Makes 10
You'll Need: 15 oz store bought pie dough (2 pie crust rounds, thawed), all-purpose flour (for work surface), 3 gala apples, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, pinch freshly grated nutmeg, 1/2 cup raspberry jam, 2 Tbsp water (separated into 1 Tbsp increments), 1 egg, creme anglaise (optional, recipe follows)

Mini Savory Souffles

Serves 6

3 Year Old, Chef Izabella, helped me make these. If she can do it, so can you. Izabella's Tip, measure out all of your ingredients and arrange them in preparation bowls on a tray (mise en place).
You'll Need: 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, 1/3 cup almond meal, 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs, 4 strips turkey bacon, 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour, 1 cup low fat organic milk, pinch kosher salt, pinch freshly grated black pepper, pinch freshly grated nutmeg, 4 large eggs (separated), 3 large egg whites, 3/4 tsp cream of tartar, 2 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley (chopped), 1/2 cup colby jack cheese (grated), 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated), 2 Tbsp fresh chives (diced), 2 tsp capers

Poached Mahi Mahi with Lemon Veloute Sauce and Purple Potato Chip Garnish

Serves 4
You'll Need: Poaching stock (recipe follows), 4 piecees of mahi mahi (skin removed, thawed), veloute sauce (recipe follows), purple potato chips (recipe follows), garnish with chopped parsley, serve over rice or quinoa

Organic Orange, Coconut Pancakes

My two year old inspired this recipe. She loves orange and coconut flavors! She made these with me recently. I prepare them in little strips and put a little cup of pure maple syrup on the plate. She loves to dip the pancake strips into the syrup. I sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on top. She's two, and she appreciates food that looks great on her plate too. You can check out my toddler's cooking tips at:

Click the picture above for the pancake recipe. It's dangerously delicious!
Cheers, Danielle

Banana, Dark Chocolate, Pecan Biscotti

My 2 year old** helps me make these. She helps me eat them too. We like to share them with neighbors and friends. They are a delicious treat! They are known as the double baked cookie (but they are actually triple baked). 

Makes about 20-26 cookies 

You'll Need: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup almond meal*, 1 tsp baking powder, 1.25 cups granulated sugar, pinch kosher salt, 2 large egg yolks (room temperature), 3 large eggs (room temperature), 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, 1 cup dried banana chips (chopped lightly in food processor), 1/2 cup pecans (lightly chopped), 1/2 cup dark chocolate (lightly chopped), additional 1/2 cup to 1 cup of flour for kneading and handling dough

Sweet Potato Meatloaf

Serves 4
You'll Need: 1.25 pounds of lean ground beef (grass fed if possible), 1 medium sweet potato (peeled and finely diced; it's about 1 cup), 1 small shallot (finely diced), 1 clove garlic (finely diced), 1 cup panko bread crumbs, 1 cup whole milk, 1 large egg (beaten), Pinch of nutmeg (freshly grated), 1/2 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/3 cup ketchup, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 2 Tbsp spicy mustard