Carrot ‘fries’

Sweet potato fries are becoming ubiquitous as a healthier and tastier alternative to standard potato fries, but I have never figured out the trick of making them at home.  It probably has something to do with my refusal to deep fat fry them.  However, I found that using baby carrots makes a quick and easy vegetable side dish that is popular with both my husband and toddler.

Carrot 'fries'

Kid friendly vegetable side dish
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan, Vegitarian
Servings 4


  • 2 cups baby carrots or pealed carrot strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Place carrots on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Toss to coat
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until brown.  Shake the pan every 10 minutes.

Herb Popcorn

I have never liked microwave popcorn.  It always tastes stale or too salty or too fake.  Using an air popper is just as quick and allows me to play with fun toppings.  This is my current favorite.

Herb popcorn

Easy and delicious snack for the whole family
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Snack
Servings 3


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels unpopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemerry
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter


  • Pop the popcorn in the air popper
  • Melt butter in microwave
  • Combine everything in a large bowl