Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield, The Naptime Chef

Kelsey Banfield is the founder of, a food blog for parents who love cooking and eating great food. She is the producer of The Naptime Chef Cooking Show, found on YouTube and writes for various food publications. Her first book, The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food Into Family Life (Running Press), was published in March 2012. Kelsey lives in Southern Connecticut with her husband and young daughter, who still takes
afternoon naps.

Wrap it Up: Foil packet grilling

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  Fall grilling is one of our favorite things to do. It is our last chance to cook and eat outside until spring so we do our best to grill every night we possibly can. In the fall I like to have some fun grilling with foil packs. Instead of placing the food directly over […]

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Garden Harvest: Grill What You Grow


The beauty of late summer grilling is the sheer bounty there is to work with. Unlike early June, when gardens are just beginning to yield the first crop, August is the time of plenty. In the Northeast, our farmer’s markets are bursting with everything from potatoes, zucchini, and eggplant to bumper crops of strawberries and […]

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3 Irresistible Ways to Top a Burger


We grill burgers more than any other meal in the summer. Nothing else seems to hit the spot quite like a sandwich of delicious char-grilled beef flavored with salts and spices. Not only are burgers a family favorite, they always lend themselves well to entertaining. There are endless possibilities for toppings depending on theme of […]

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8 Steps for a Fun Family Grilling Party

8 Steps for a Fun Family Grilling Party - Grill & Veggies

  Our favorite way to entertain in the summer is with a backyard barbeque. It is such a fun and easy way to enjoy good food with friends while keeping it manageable with kids. In fact, I usually focus on feeding the children first. This way they can finish eating and we can clean them […]

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Grilling Prep in 5 Easy Steps

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  Grilling is a part of my everyday cooking routine. Many of my friends balk when I say this because they don’t understand how I season the food and cook everything in one fell swoop right before dinner. For most busy parents it seems nearly impossible to successfully flavor meats and vegetables in mere minutes […]

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