Last week A and I taught a cooking camp for kids age 10-15. It was the second year we have taught together, and the third year I have been involved in this cooking camp program. Most of the kids were 10-13 years old, a great age for cooking together. We developed the curriculum around the best recipesRead more
We spent last week vacationing in Minnesota with extended family. Every other summer we meet for a week on a lake in the western part of Minnesota, spending time fishing, tubing and eating. Each night a different family takes care of dinner – on our night, we did a simple BBQ with burgers and brats,Read more
Kids are on holiday this week, think I will get them in the kitchen to help with dinner! Let’s see if I can put together a kid-cook-friendly menu. Wouldn’t it be delightful to just have to do the dishes this week?! Sunday: Green Chili, Cannellini Bean and Chicken Stew, fresh bread (Meatless) Monday: Tomato soupRead more
One night at the lake, the kids were the designated chefs. Seven kids, ranging from 5 to 15, made a sumptuous feast. Some of us talked about having the kids cook every night, it was that good. Cleanup was left to the adults, much to our dismay.
Today we made pudding. Bittersweet chocolate pudding. A favorite from when I was first living on my own. The recipe comes from Puddings Custards and Flans by Linda Zimmerman, and the original recipe calls for white chocolate chunks, but we are not fans of white chocolate, so we left that out. Otherwise, the recipe isRead more
Our newest family baker comes home from school today determined to make brownies. I tried to tell encourage him to make my favorite brownie recipe, a one-bowl version that my Grandmother used to make, originally off the back of the Baker’s Choice unsweetened chocolate (and is now repeated many other places, including Mark Bittman’s HowRead more
Back again is our very own Kitchen Kid, sharing her thoughts on an item from last week’s menu plan. Enjoy! Ratatouille with pasta Today I will like to tell you about: RATATOUILLE Kids will not think it is a good meal, because they won’t think some of the things in it sound good. There isRead more
Please give a hearty welcome to my daughter, who will be giving us her opinion of my menu plan each week. We will post her thoughts on Sundays, and she will highlight a dish or two she felt was particularly noteworthy (or not!). I will help her with the photos and layout, but the textRead more