We at Honest Cooking, along with our friends at Sugar Checked, are starting off your weekend right with a prize pack filled with some of our favorite sensible treats to help keep your January goals on track.
Enter as many times as you’d like! Contest runs until Friday, Jan. 20th 11:59 PM PST. Two winners will be announced Saturday, Jan. 21st. Good luck!Read More
There’s a new mac and cheese in town, and it’ll serve your late night and your 7-year-old niece’s cravings for all things coated in cheese, but this new mac is not the packaged noodle dish you’re used to. This box of goodness is changing everything we previously accepted about packaged mac: no cheese dust, no gooey orange gloop and absolutely no freezer trays in this box…Read More
Did you freak out over that title? Good! Because I’m freaking out too!!!
Easy, cheesy, luscious, thick and creamy macaroni and cheese in just three minutes. THREE MINUTES!
No microwave. No cheese powder. No sketchiness.
It’s like the pasta gods were all like “Hey you know who really likes mac and cheese? JENN! Why don’t we find a way for her to get in into her face even faster?”…
As Christmas Dinner quickly approaches we are looking ahead to plan our Christmas dinner. We will have the traditional turkey, ham, dressing, green bean casserole, but we like to throw non-traditional items in as well. In the past we have had lasagna, enchiladas, pizza and more for dinner, so this year I think some great Italian food would add a great twist. Three Bridges offers a variety of fresh pasta and sauces with no antibiotics, hormones, artificial flavors, or preservatives. At Three Bridges they are guided by a deep and unending passion for three things: Chef-crafted recipes, endless creativity, and good living. Those are the three bridges that inspire them to create foods that awaken the palate and feed the soul…Read More
As moms, holidays make our days so much busier from the gift shopping to the classroom parties to the holiday get-togethers. If it wasn’t hard enough to fit in dinner preparation before, December makes us step up our multi-tasking game!
If you are anything like me, you are always looking for anything that is quick and easy for weeknight dinners.
How many of your kids love mac and cheese? I’m pretty sure a substantial number of hands went up in the virtual air and many head nods went along with it. I think my kids would live on mac and cheese if I would let them…
It’s that time of year again, and this time around, #BackToSchool is bigger and better than ever. With over 1.6 million posts on Instagram using the #BackToSchool hashtag, this time of year brings with it both excitement and chaos. Getting school supplies is one thing, but packing up lunch for your kiddos for the next 300 days, that’s another! Well, have no fear. I have scoured the store shelves and have rounded up 12 new back-to-school healthy lunchbox and snack food finds!Read More
I’m a stickler for Mac & Cheese but I’ve never been able to make a decent one from scratch. I’m not such a fan of the powdered cheese either so that really never left me a whole lot of options. But Three Bridges has come to my rescue because they now offer a Creamy Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese Kit that is absolutely delicious! And the best part, it’s made with real ingredients like fresh cheddar cheese and ready-cooked macaroni!Read More
If you have kids, chances are that macaroni and cheese is a dish that you are intimately familiar with. Mac and cheese is to parenting as Christmas lights are to the month of December. Technically you can do without it, but kids always ask for it, so why would you? The problem for us has always been finding the time to make really good mac and cheese that doesn’t come out of a box. Thankfully Three Bridges Creamy Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese Kit has literally changed the way we think about boxed mac and cheese. They’ve made it amazingly simple to make this family mealtime staple in mere minutes, with no cheese-like dust, hormones, preservatives, or antibiotics. It was so easy my daughter even helped out making it for us for dinner…Read More
The easy to make, simple Creamy Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese Kit from Three Bridges is made with 100% clean and fresh ingredients, including hormone-free cheeses and nothing artificial. All you need is a half cup of milk and 3 minutes to have the perfect creamy mac and cheese. No microwave or colander is required…Read More
As the weather starts to cool off, my body automatically starts craving comfort foods. Want to know which comfort food is at the top of my list? Macaroni and Cheese! Nothing is more satisfying that a warm steaming bowl of cheesy goodness. However, if you’re anything like me, I’m always looking for ways to make my mac & cheese my own. That’s why these 12 delicious toppings will take your mac & cheese to a whole new level.Read More
One winner will win a week’s worth of dinner from Three Bridges and a $150 Amazon.com gift card to stock up on back-to-school essentials!
Back-to-school season is in full swing, which means after-school activities, homework, soccer practice, and an endless list of to-do’s! Three Bridges helps alleviate your load by providing easy dinner solutions made from simple, honest and better-for-you ingredients. From Five Cheese Ravioli to Heirloom Marinara Sauce…Read More
For those busy weeknights where you crave something hearty, filling, and comforting but lack time (and let’s be honest…energy), this quick and easy gluten-free ravioli dish is for you.
Three Bridges Gluten-Free Cheese Ravioli is so tender, so delicious, you will never guess it’s gluten-free. All it takes to prepare the ravioli is a few minutes in a pot of gently boiling water followed by another minute or two in a pan with your…Read More
Few things are more synonymous with summertime than the sound of burgers sizzling on the grill. As good as they taste, they’re also a great source of high-quality protein for athletes. But you’ll never impress your backyard guests by being as creative as serving up patties with a slick of Heinz. Instead, consider burgers a blank canvas and ready to welcome a range of more flavorful and nutritious toppings. Drop that ketchup bottle…Read More
Summer is the perfect time to start eating healthy and/or to continue to eat healthy! It helps the swimming suit look great and keeps you energized through the heat and the sun!
I have two healthy food companies to feature today that are helping me and my family stay healthy and eat healthy this summer – whether we are snacking or making dinner! Check them out below:
When it comes to feeding my family I’m all about moderation. I have no issue with them enjoying a nice juicy burger every now and again, but it’s important to me that they eat their fair share of meat-free dishes as well. So, meat free Monday has always been a favorite of mine. It’s the perfect opportunity to work meat-free options into your menu at least once a week. And with today being World Meat Free Day, I thought I would share some of my favorite meat-free recipes…Read More
“This nutritious and delicious cauliflower pizza recipe from Three Bridges is packed with fiber and flavor. Colorful and filled with flavor, this pizza recipe is a dish that everyone will enjoy. Made with simple ingredients, it’s perfect for an easy weeknight meal or a last-minute dinner party! Visit www.ThreeBridges.com to learn more about their offerings.”Read More
I love a good ravioli (or 30), but I’m not a huge fan of the sinking-stomach feeling that comes from eating a bowl of carbs and cheese. These little pouches are delicious (and deliver great fresh pasta texture) but pack in spinach and kale to leave you feeling satisfied, not stuffed. —Jessie Sebor, editor in chiefRead More
Refrigerated ravioli is a versatile shortcut ingredient and a staple in my kitchen. The pasta does not have to be pre-cooked, and it’s already filled and flavored – ready to go in so many quick and easy recipes!
Our recent foray into more gluten-free cooking has left me with surprisingly disappointing results when it comes to good GF ravioli. So I was thrilled when the folks at Three Bridges asked if they could send me some samples to try.
Founded in 2014, Three Bridges is a line of artisanal pasta, sauces and prepared meals comprised of premium natural and organic ingredients. The result is real, quality food – without the fuss…
Maybe you celebrate it every year or maybe this is your first time hearing about it. Strawberry Day is coming soon (February 27th, 2016) and the Two Blogs Fun Guides have created a roundup with some of our favorite strawberry-themed items. We hope that you enjoy this roundup. Use it as an excuse to fill your home with the YUM of strawberries! Each of these gifts are personally recommended by Women and Their Pretties and/or Mama Smith’s. This roundup may include affiliate links…Read More
All pastas are not created equal. The average, run-of-the-mill pasta you likely enjoyed as a child is typically made of semolina (wheat) and durum flour (wheat), with some added vitamins and mineral for good measure. A typical serving of this OG pasta contains about 200 calories, one gram of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fiber and seven grams of protein. But these days the supermarket shelves are flooded with all types of pasta (veggie, rice, quinoa, bean, etc.) with all sorts of nutritional claims, from calorie-free or high-fiber to high-protein or gluten-free. We sorted through the clutter to find the best of the best when it comes to nutritional bang for your buck and taste. Here’s the lowdown on our nine favorite pastas…Read More
Whether I’m feeding the kids before the sitter comes for date night or because I’ve had a doozy of a day, I throw together a 15-minute meal scratched together from pantry and freezer ingredients at least once a week. Frozen leftovers like chili, stew, and meat sauce for pasta make for the best of these nights, but the rest of the times these 5 kid-friendly meals that I can make straight from the freezer do the job…Read More
Happy National Fettucine Alfredo Day, y’all! I’m all about celebrating this one because Fettucine Alfredo was created for a woman. Sure, it was named for a man (don’t you just love patriarchal history), but it was invented for a lucky lady. Alfredo di Lelio was the fella. 1908 was the year. Italy was the country. Alfredo’s wife Ines was the woman for whom the dish was created. Ines was either pregnant or had recently given birth–I have seen stories telling it both ways–and she had lost her appetite. Alfredo made the dish up to tempt her into eating again…Read More
Coming in behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day of the year. While yelling at the TV, you can easily ingest more than 1,500 calories within a three-hour time frame! As a country, we consume around 11 million pounds of potato chips, eight million pounds of tortilla chips, and almost one billion chicken wings. A recent study coming out of Cornell University followed grocery-shopping routines of 200 or more households in New York for over seven months. The results are jaw-dropping. During the week of the Super Bowl, the amount of calories per serving one household buys adds up to more than 6,000 calories. That’s more calories than what is purchased for Thanksgiving…Read More
What’s more fun than making a homemade pizza with your friends on a Friday night? Eating that same delicious pizza that took you no time to make!
The cooks over at Three Bridges let us in on one of their fave pizza recipes to share with you! With pesto in lieu of the classic marinara sauce, this dish has a little something special that you won’t find at every other pizza joint. And instead of your standard pepperoni topping, we’re upping the fruit and veggie content with mushrooms, tomatoes, and kalamata olives…
It’s nearly time for Super Bowl 50. Time for a party that will likely include high fives and booing, commercials we’ll actually watch and a halftime show we’ll scrutinize. I’m still a big fan of Missy Elliott’s moment and Madonna’s acrobatic moves while singing. I’m excited to see Lady Gaga belt out the anthem and all the extra guests for halftime like Beyonce and Adele. I’ve got Super Bowl party tips that work for gameday or any football party in your future.Read More
As a busy Mom of three active kids and working full-time, I am always on the lookout for quick and easy weekday meals. But I also don’t want to serve my family processed foods. I’m looking for something fresh and wholesome, as close to something I would make myself at home (if I had the time!). Recently, I had an opportunity to review Three Bridges ravioli with my family. It wasn’t difficult to convince my kids to try it because all three of my kids are pasta lovers! I loved how each package of ravioli was freshly packaged (not frozen) and the flavors were wonderfully creative and gourmet. We tried Butternut Squash, Five Cheese, and Chicken and Mozzarella. I was surprised that my kids really enjoyed the butternut squash! I cooked up all three flavors and added my own sauce (from a jar from my local gourmet foods store)…Read More
Not only is October a month of pumpkins, and monsters, but it’s also a month of….pasta? Yup, October is National Pasta Month. So after you put up those fall decorations, and before you put the finishing touches on those Halloween costumes, make sure you take time to enjoy an American-made pasta meal …with made in the USA pasta accessories, of course…Read More
Lately, I’ve been on mission of sorts. I’ve bombarded you with cooking videos, seasonal ingredients and supermarket secrets, all in the name of good eats. My goal: to encourage everyone to get in that kitchen and learn to cook!
But today, I’m cutting you a little slack. Today it’s all about getting out of the kitchen!
I don’t buy many prepackaged foods. Most of them are bland and tasteless, have funky (*cough* chemical *cough*) ingredients…
In an independent survey conducted in the U.S. at the request of pasta makers Three Bridges, nearly 67 percent of respondents said they would rather give up the gym than their dear, beloved pasta.
A total of 1,006 people were surveyed online with a multiple choice questionnaire, so the findings may not exactly represent the general feeling on this important issue of all 321 million or so people in the United States…Read More
For most of us, 30 days is the shelf life for our lofty New Year’s Resolutions, and right around now is when those commitments to hit the gym or bring more greens to the dining room table are starting to wane. Well, don’t give up yet! We have pulled together a list of local resolution boosters that can help you stick to your healthy commitments all year long, from pre-made dinners packed with super foods to an app that encourages kids to make better food…Read More
Being gluten-free makes things difficult, sometimes. Generally speaking, baked goods — when made sans wheat — don’t have the same zing. And pasta? Well, it’s not exactly easy to find a celiac friendly option that tastes like Grandma’s homemade. That’s where this week’s #FitbieFind comes into play: Gluten-Free Raviolis from Three Bridges…Read More
This year, celebrate the Super Bowl Iggy Azalea style and get “Fancy.” In the world of tailgating parties where chips, nuts and pizza are the usual fare, this year you can mix things up! If you are looking for more sophisticated ideas, check out these simple recipes and suggestions that are easy to prepare and wonderfully delicious…Read More
Snacks at work are “the most insidious diet breaker,” USA Today reported earlier this week. Well, snacks high in trans-fat — which, let’s be honest, are mostly what’s on hand in an office.
A study presented at the American Heart Association conference in Chicago found overconsuming snacks high in this kind of fat (think of cakes, cookies, and potato chips) can contribute to memory loss. Six hundred ninety men of young and middle age were tested, and the men who ate the most trans-fat performed worse on a memory test compared to men who ate less fat. Maybe this is why Google’s New York office replaced a glass…Read More
When it’s freezing outside, settling down with a delicious and warm bowl of soup is just what the doctor ordered. Planning ahead with freezable recipes is a surefire way to simplify life around mealtime. This winter, try any of these hearty soups that are freezer-friendly to use at a later time…Read More
In the full-page article titled, “How to turn a healthy microwave dish into a full-fledged meal” the editor gives readers six tips on choosing healthy microwavable entrees calling out that “not all microwaveable meals are created equal” and featuring Three Bridges’ chef-crafted meals as “legitimately delicious made with fresh and flavorful ingredients.”Read More
As someone who develops recipes professionally, you’d think that I’d always have a plan for feeding my family dinner. Just like everybody else, though, the busier I get, the harder it is to get dinner on the table. Thanks to natural brands like Three Bridges (who is our newest, awesome sponsor — yay, welcome Three Bridges!) being time crunched doesn’t have to mean relying on take-out or heavily processed foods loaded up with preservatives. Their natural and organic pasta…Read More
Just because you’re gluten intolerant, doesn’t mean you have to give up on pasta. This blogger gives a review and recipe for a tasty gluten free pasta recipe. She suggests, “Even the newest of cooks would be able to put together a mouth watering gluten-free meal thanks to Three Bridges.”Read More
Recently I had the opportunity to review a fantastic gluten-free product line. Three Bridges gluten-free stuffed ravioli and pesto are fantastic! I love that the ravioli is available in both five cheese and butternut squash flavors. They are great on their own but I personally love to cook and serve them together. The five cheese is rich and buttery with great cheese flavor while the butternut squash ravioli is smooth and mildly sweet. The sage gives the butternut squash an excellent dimension of taste. The pasta itself is made from corn and rice giving it a great texture…Read More