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About: Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield, The Naptime Chef, believes parents don't have to give up being foodies just because they have kids. Kelsey's website features delicious family recipes, travel, wine reviews, and lifestyle tips. She is author of two cookbooks, The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food Into Family Life (Running Press, 2012), and The Family Calendar Cookbook (Running Press, 2015). She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young children.

Recent Posts by Kelsey Banfield

Eggs with Zoodles Recipe

We are back in the weeknight swing and I’m working on some new dinner recipes to add to my current repertoire. Over the summer we got into two dishes: zoodles and shakshuka. Both are simple to make and taste delicious. Until now, I’ve been serving them separately, but this week I decided to combine them into one easy dish, eggs with zoodles. My plan was to bake the eggs in the tomatoes and serve them over zoodles for an easy, healthy dinner.

Procuring the ingredients was easy. And, while I was doing so, I picked up some Davidson’s Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs. They are pasteurized in an all-natural warm water bath to eliminate the risk of Salmonella. Knowing this eases my mind when it comes to serving eggs to my

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Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream Recipe

There is something about the strawberry and rhubarb flavor combination that screams summer to me. The tart rhubarb and extra sweet strawberries complement each other so perfectly. One can easily tell that the sweet flavor isn’t from granulated sugar, it is a natural sweetness that can only be produced by warm fruit that has enjoyed a long spring growing in the sunshine.

This ice cream opened the summer season for us last week. We returned from our annual Cooperstown 4th of July celebration and I set straight to work making it. I even made our homemade ice cream activities a little easier on us this year because I used our favorite Davidson’s Safest Choice®  eggs. They are pasteurized in an all-natural warm water bath to eliminate the risk of

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