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Cooking with Kids: Black Bean, Avocado and Red Pepper Quesadillas

Cooking with Kids: Black Bean, Avocado and Red Pepper Quesadillas

| February 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

Things don’t always go the way we want them to. Sure, wouldn’t we all just love everything to go exactly as we plan right down to the nitty gritty details? But then, that would make life predictable … and that’s not good either. So, maybe having things go unpredictably is a good thing after all. […]

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Cooking With Kids: Will’s Fruity Salsa

Cooking With Kids: Will’s Fruity Salsa

| February 8, 2010 | 5 Comments

This post would be more accurately titled “Letting Kids Do the Cooking,” but I don’t want to interrupt the flow of this weekly feature (which I totally love, by the way). And besides, this was still cooking with kids, since I did all the prep work and set Will’s mise en place out for him. […]

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Cooking With Kids: Basic Principles of Safety

Cooking With Kids: Basic Principles of Safety

| February 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

I wish I could pinpoint the moment where my son first entered the cooking life in my kitchen. Perhaps we were whipping up pancakes for breakfast or maybe it was an evening where he used the salad whirler to drain all the water from the lettuce for salad. It’s become such an ingrained part of […]

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Cooking with Kids: Dealing with Failure

Cooking with Kids: Dealing with Failure

| January 25, 2010 | 8 Comments

When I saw the recipe for Glazed Peanut Butter Fudge Cupcakes, I knew it would be our next Cooking with Kids creation. I showed it to Paige, Will and then Shawn. We couldn’t wait to try it. They looked mouthwatering. The recipe comes from Food For Thought From Parents to Children, a cookbook put out […]

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Cooking with Kids: Strawberry-Infused Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Cooking with Kids: Strawberry-Infused Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

| January 18, 2010 | 2 Comments

Will has an apron with a rocket ship on it. When it comes time to start cooking, he requests it and orders reminds me to get one of my aprons out too. Then he asks where to go. Sometimes, when whatever we are making requires a lot of measuring and stirring, we set up at […]

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Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

| January 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

In thinking about today’s post, I thought it was a little ironic that I wrote about getting your kids more active on Friday and am writing about sweets today. But irony aside, these things can really coexist. Afterall, raising a healthy family and leading a healthy life is not about deprivation. It’s about moderation, balance, […]

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Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Covered S’mores Grahams Recipe

Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Covered S’mores Grahams Recipe

| January 4, 2010 | 5 Comments

Ever since Will was old enough to stand, he’s been helping me in the kitchen. Paige too. They can spin salads to remove water like nobody’s business. They know how to tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces, measure ingredients and sift. They can mix and fold. Will knows how to add the flour mixture to wet […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

| October 17, 2009 | 12 Comments

Moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are a perfect fall breakfast. Serve these with warm maple syrup. This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancake recipe almost appeared here earlier this week, but that would have been the third day in a row of pumpkin recipes, so I held off for a few days. I’ve been living, breathing and […]

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