So many cool things have percolated out of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook over the past several months, I’m pinching myself. Among them is my collaboration with the fine folks at Pottery Barn Kids, one of my backyard brands here in San Francisco. We’ve been working together on a “back-to-school” season primer of sorts, to help moms and kids ease into the new school year. As part of that, I developed 15 new recipes for weekday breakfasts, lunches and snacks, such as the goodies pictured below. You can find the recipes here.

I also did something I’ve never done before: cooking videos, which was an exciting and wholly terrifying new venture for me. Perhaps best of all about the partnership is that I’m now armed with a boatload of excellent Pottery Barn Kids loot that I’ll be offloading to lucky readers over the next couple of months. Here’s the drill:

Starting next week, I’ll be announcing a giveaway of back-to-school essentials: backpacks, lunchboxes, snazzy containers, and so forth. Stay tuned for details on that. Also, all new subscribers from Saturday July 30 through the end of August will be entered to win one of their darling Kleen Kanteens (in the photo above) in a weekly giveaway. So if you haven’t signed up to get my posts via email, now is a good time to do that.
Mom’s Kitchen Handbook has teamed up with Pottery Barn Kids to develop recipes and tips for a healthy back-to-school season. As part of this exciting partnership, the company has provided Mom’s Kitchen Handbook in-kind product for reader giveaways and personal use.


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  1. Pam
    08.01.2011 at 10:12 AM #

    I love the recipes and the videos are great! The taco salad is a perfect alternative to caesar which I think my kids are getting sick of.

  2. Judee
    08.01.2011 at 11:45 AM #

    Hi Kate, Looks great! Where do we sign up for email news? I can’t find it on this page.

    • katiemorford
      08.01.2011 at 12:02 PM #

      Go to the home page and you find a place to subscribe on the right side below my photo and bio. That way, posts will come directly to your email

  3. Michelle
    08.01.2011 at 12:17 PM #

    I just watched the kettle corn video, and I loved both the recipe as well as the performance by you and your two beautiful daughters. I’m so glad you are getting some recognition, as I love your blog! (On a totally unrelated note, I love your daughters’ names, partially because Rose is my 85 year old mom’s name, and her older sister’s name is Virginia).

  4. 08.01.2011 at 2:12 PM #

    Yeah Kate, so happy you are getting some recognition for your site! Your.posts are thoughtful and creative and it is inspiring to see you grow and take some risks as a professional. As usual, I look forward to what comes next.

    • katiemorford
      08.01.2011 at 2:54 PM #

      Thank you. Those are very sweet words. I appreciate it.

  5. Sabrina
    08.01.2011 at 8:51 PM #

    Congratulations on your venture! I’m starting a blog called SabrinaonSF and hope to highlight your blog!

  6. Layne
    08.02.2011 at 5:50 AM #

    Great! So proud!!!

    • katiemorford
      08.02.2011 at 6:38 AM #

      Thanks layne!

  7. 08.02.2011 at 7:59 AM #

    You deserve all these good things! GREAT job! 🙂

    • katiemorford
      08.02.2011 at 2:18 PM #

      Thank you Leslie

  8. Meg
    08.03.2011 at 7:30 AM #

    Wow! Such great video work – must have been quite an adventure. Love seeing you and the girls and getting those great ideas!!

  9. Renee
    08.05.2011 at 10:16 AM #

    The recipes look fabulous! I think we will be using them before school starts!

  10. Anna
    08.05.2011 at 11:54 AM #

    Great recipes! Thank you!

  11. 08.17.2011 at 10:29 PM #

    Found you via Pottery Barn Kids. So glad i did. Your site is fantastic! All the best.

    • katiemorford
      08.18.2011 at 5:18 AM #

      Thank you…and welcome! Glad you found me.

  12. Marcy
    08.19.2011 at 7:53 PM #

    I love your website. Just reading it for the first time, Now you have inspired me to go to the kitchen and start my baked oatmeal for the morning…and its 1045pm right now.

    • katiemorford
      08.19.2011 at 8:57 PM #

      Ahhh…you made my day. Thank you!

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