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Cooking with Kids: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cooking with Kids: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

| May 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

With the mixer already swirling together butter, sugars and vanilla beans yesterday, all I could think was how much I hate that famous quote about necessity being the mother of all invention. It was playing on repeat in my head since mid-baking, I discovered that we were out of all-purpose flour. So, I abandoned the […]

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Cooking with Kids: Trail Mix

Cooking with Kids: Trail Mix

| April 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s spring break in the Caron household and we are ready for adventure! Originally, I had hoped to whisk my kids (and my husband, if he could go) off to Florida for spring break this week. Unfortunately, it’s just not happening. I could blame it on many things (the budget, my work schedule, etc), but […]

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Cooking with Kids: Vanilla Snack Cake

Cooking with Kids: Vanilla Snack Cake

| April 12, 2010 | 6 Comments

From the moment I saw the recipe for Vanilla Snack Cake in Family Circle, I knew we had to make it. Cakes aren’t something that I make often, but they are something that we all enjoy. That was Friday; on Saturday, we bought the ingredients and made it. Of course … as these things go […]

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Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

| April 6, 2010 | 7 Comments

Everyone seems to have a recipe for banana bread. It’s such a popular thing to make that I thought long and hard before even deciding to do my own. Seriously, there are thousands of variations on this simple thing: using overriped bananas to make a fabulous bread. Still, my kids adore bananas in a must-have-daily […]

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Cooking with Kids: Spinach Baked Ziti

Cooking with Kids: Spinach Baked Ziti

| March 23, 2010 | 4 Comments

Will spends so much time in the kitchen with me that sometimes it’s hard to decide what to talk about on Mondays. Sweets are always a favorite (for me, you, him …) but I love knowing that he’s learning to cook while we are cooking together is really special. Dishes like this one are things […]

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Focaccia Hamburger Buns Recipe

Focaccia Hamburger Buns Recipe

| March 19, 2010 | 8 Comments

The test of anything good is how it’s received. For instance, if you give a speech but all anyone remembers is the guy who asked all the questions, then you probably didn’t do your job. The same holds true in cooking. If you make something and it gets pushed to the side or not mentioned […]

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Cooking with Kids: Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Pesto Pasta

Cooking with Kids: Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Pesto Pasta

| March 15, 2010 | 6 Comments

As much as my kids love helping in the kitchen, I always stop short of letting them help with meat preparation. The thought of food-borne illness just makes me steer clear entirely. I mean, yes, they can wash their hands like I do, but should I really take the risk? Well, this weekend, I decided […]

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Cooking with Kids: Grocery Shopping as a Learning Tool

Cooking with Kids: Grocery Shopping as a Learning Tool

| March 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

When I was a kid, I had an aha moment at dinner one night. See, my family always spelled out words and names when I wasn’t supposed to understand what they were saying. It’s a good technique … as long as your child doesn’t catch on. As I ate my bread and hid my peas […]

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Cooking with Kids: Make Your Own Couscous

Cooking with Kids: Make Your Own Couscous

| March 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

One of the most brilliant gifts of motherhood is watching your kids develop their own personalities, likes and dislikes. I am blessed to mother two strong, brilliant, adventurous kids who don’t think anything is beyond their reach. It’s amazing. If you are a regular reader, you know that both of my kids adore cooking with […]

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Cooking with Kids: Chopped Salad Recipe

Cooking with Kids: Chopped Salad Recipe

| February 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

The kids and I made a Mexican Chopped Salad today. It was awesome, and they gobbled it up. Actually, we gobbled it up. But what was more awesome was our conversation while we cooked. While making it, I made a last-second trade-out of an ingredient, substituting agave nectar for honey. Will immediately asked me why, […]

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