On adapting classic, delicious recipes that everyone loves:
"The recipes absolutely stemmed from foods that everyone — kids or not — love and want to eat. Every kid wants a birthday cake, so I had to figure out how to adapt that, as well as things like cupcakes and Christmas cookies. I wanted to still eat pizza! It might not have cheese on it these days, but it can still taste good.
"It’s symbolic of normalcy to have these types of foods on rotation — I sent my girls into school today with adapted pizza because it’s pizza day at school and I don’t want them to be the weirdos that miss out. I really just thought about all of the foods that my husband, my kids, and I wanted, which were typically the 'fun foods,' but then I also had to think about what was realistic — like salads and soups rather than spaghetti and meatballs and pizza every night. I made sure there was a lot of 'real-life' food."