Family Fun

An Apple a Day…

Apples are really healthy, and tradition says that one a day keeps the doctor away—which is an easy goal when it’s covered with candy! Sure, sure, we should eat apples that aren’t covered in caramel or a crunchy red candy shell, but it’s fall, isn’t it!? If you love those […]

Family Fun

Back to School Recipes

Whether you’re a kid going back to school, a parent whose kids are going back to school, a hard-working teacher, or just someone who once went back to school, you know that it can be a tough transition from summer to school. To help, we’ve brought together some of our […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Cheddar Cheese Fish Crackers

Makes about 3 cups crackers We think homemade snacks are the best snacks, and these cute little fish are too good to pass up. We added a bit of whole wheat flour and went light on the butter to make these a bit more virtuous, but no less delicious—in fact, […]

Desserts, Family Fun

Chocolate Cereal Crumbles

Makes 4 to 6 servings So simple and satisfying, these little treats are a snack for kids and grown-ups! Use your favorite cereal and experiment with a mix of dark, milk, or even white chocolate, if you like. We love peanuts in this recipe, but you can replace it with […]

Desserts

Churros

Makes 24 churros Chef’s Notes: The churros can be served rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a mixing bowl and roll the fried churros in the mixture as soon as they are out of the fryer. DISH Member Login Forgot Password? Forgot your […]

Pies & Tarts

Cookie Crumb Crust

Makes one 9-inch pie or tart pan This master crumb crust recipe can be made with a variety of cookies, including oatmeal, gingersnap, chocolate, and sugar cookies. Be sure to select crispy, dry cookies and avoid soft or filled ones. A crust prepared with them will not hold together and […]

Chef's Notes

Cooking with Kids

Parents, this post is for you. Remember a couple of weeks ago when life was simpler? When your “only” responsibilities were holding down a job and caring for your children, without also running your very own home school?   Through our Sunday Family Fundays here at The CIA at Copia in downtown Napa (currently on pause […]

Allergen Friendly, Salads

Creamy Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings We don’t like to dumb food down for kids, but we also know that sometimes kids are picky. So this plant-forward (vegan, in fact!) pasta salad is just a good starting point. The tangy chickpea dressing is creamy like mayo, but packed with protein. Add […]

Family Fun

Decorating Holiday Cookies

Decorating cookies is fun any time of the year, but ‘tis the season for extra special treats to share with your friends and family! Whether you bring them as a gift to your teachers or to grandma’s house, there are so many easy ways to dress up your favorite cookies […]

Salads

Farro Caprese Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings Farro is a nutty, chewy grain commonly used in Italian cuisine. Tossed with the classic components of a caprese salad, like creamy mozzarella cheese and sweet summer tomatoes, you will love it for school lunches, a take-along picnic dish, or a side for grilled chicken […]

Sandwiches

Fontina and Blackberry Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Makes 4 servings Though fontina and blackberries are a great combination, you can switch up the fruits and cheeses to whatever you can find at your market. Freshly shredded cheese will melt best, but slices will work in a pinch, too!