To celebrate our SmartMom’s Tour of Tuscany, we are sharing our some of our favorite recipes from Real Life SmartMom Erica Eckman of food blog Everything Erica! As a mother, Erica understands that a home-cooked meal isn’t always feasible with little ones running around, but it feels so good when accomplished. Her recipes are easy to make, look like a professional chef prepared them, and please everyone in the family. Enjoy!
Here are some of her easy, family friendly Italian recipes:
Spaghetti Carbonara is a Tuscan staple!
I don’t know about you, but I pin just about anything that has 3 ingredients. Less shopping for this SmartMom.
- Sneak in some veggies for your picky eater with risotto.
- Adding strong flavors like truffle to a dish of an early eater can help prevent them from becoming the dreaded picky eater.
This is a super fun way to have a cannoli, family-style. Also, kids LOVE to dip things!
Pesto is typically made with pine nuts, but substitute pistachios for this recipe … they are more likely to be in your cabinet anyways.
No more soggy Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan due to this trick that Erica came up with at age 6!
If you’re interested in spending time with Erica and SmartMom, sign up for the SmartMom Tour of Tuscany! You’ll travel with Erica as your personal tour guide of this incredible region of Italy and she’ll be sure to show you the best eats around. Reserve your spot on this trip for only $500 down! Inquire by emailing Mary@Socialqnect.com.