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Iced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

The day that I heard there was going to be another pumpkin shortage this season, I ran to the grocery store and bought several cans of pumpkin to cook with. Call me crazy, but I couldn’t beat the thought of not working with pumpkin this season. It’s one of my favorite things to eat in …

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Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Hint of Oats

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Hope you and yours are enjoying a lovely day together. We woke up late this morning, had a little breakfast and then made a big batch of these cookies together. These cookies are a little heartier with a touch of oats, which makes them perfect for ice cream sandwiches (just take …

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Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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. This recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is one of my personal favorites. We consume a lot of bananas …

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Cooking with Kids: Spinach Baked Ziti Recipe

Spinach Baked Ziti combines ziti with marinara, spinach, ricotta and mozzarella for a delicious and hearty pasta dinner. Perfect for cooking with kids! 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 …) …

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Cooking with Kids: Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Pesto Pasta

Tender, baked pesto turkey meatballs are served with flavorful homemade pesto pasta in this easy recipe perfect for pesto lovers. 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, …

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Cooking with Kids: Make Your Own Couscous

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

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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