Written by Jennifer Sill

My husband isn’t home this week. He travels with his job. I have to admit I actually have learned to love cooking when he’s in town. (Stop laughing, those who knew me as a ‘working woman’.)  Honestly, when I was working my way up the chain I never cooked. I ate out every meal, every day. But now, I have to worry about meeting budgets, making grocery lists and keeping things healthy – or at least halfway healthy for 4 mouths.

I like EASY and healthy and something my kids will eat.

My 3-year old actually yelled out, “I love those carrots” when I pulled these babies out tonight.

When my husband is gone I NEED easy.

This is easy and SO tasty. It is also pretty healthy.



  • A bag of baby carrots
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite spice. (I love garlic, sometimes Lawerys, sometimes dill)


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Dump the carrots on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the top and stir around until they’re covered in olive oil. Sprinkle spices on top.

Roast in the oven until soft (20-30 minutes).


They’ll disappear fast. The only problem with these is that I’ll eat almost the entire package if left alone with them!

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She's helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest. Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.