The Blessing of Extraordinary People

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Many of you already know this, but my kids are students of Sandy Hook School. On Friday, when the joyful learning environment was shattered by violence, my son was in his classroom. He heard screams over the intercom and gunshots. His teacher, to whom I am forever indebted, hurried the students into their safe corner…

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Saying Thank You (With Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies)

When someone does something amazing for you — whether it’s helping you shift the furniture in your house, helping you dig out from a massive snowstorm or something more subtle — it’s important to say thank you. And really, it’s a circumstance where words just aren’t enough. Actions mean more. Cookies mean more. I’m a…

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Why I Write about Food and Eating

In MFK Fisher’s book, The Gastronomical Me, she begins her forward with these paragraphs: People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating and drinking? Why don’t you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way others do? They ask it accusingly, as if I were somehow gross,…

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The Ice Cream Truck

Do you remember what it’s like to be a child and hear the music of the ice cream truck grow louder and louder as the truck nears and passes your house? I do, because even though I am 30, I still relish in buying a little something from one of the infamous trucks. When the…

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Thoughts on Turning 30

Dear Readers, Cooking with Kids will return next Monday with a great new dessert recipe that we’ve been working on. Also, this week we are back to five days-per-week posting. Hope your summer is off to a great start! – Sarah Happy birthday to me! This past weekend, I celebrated my 30th birthday. Wow. It’s…

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