Category Archives: Recipes to Make with Children

Children love to cook if taught when they are young. It is a wonderful way for a family to be together, preparing then eating the meal and talking about their day’s events and feelings.

I have a couple of rules when cooking with little ones :

1. Wash hands very well – soap and water; then dry.

2. Everyone wears an apron, girls and boys, to protect their clothes ( we WILL get dirty – part of the fun).

3. Hair is pinned or pulled back if long – we don’t want any ‘whispies’ to fall into the food.

4. Children will stay away from hot things.

5. Knives are FINE under supervision – i.e. I hold the knife and the little one puts his or her hand OVER mine and we cut together. They love that – it gives them the feeling of cutting but no danger involved.

Problems with Hostgator and WordPress and Website – GRRRRR – and a low calorie dinner

Hope none of you are using Hostgator to host and manage your websites? I spent over 6 hours trying to fix a problem on this site yesterday with techs who could not put a sentence in English together and kept … Continue reading

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A Cream Cheese Cake from Poland – divine!

 I tried this recipe from ALL RECIPES and loved it! The family loved it too! I know you will as well. The crumbly brown sugar topping just makes it amazing. Enjoy!   Polish Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Ingredients ·        1 cup … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup – so delicious and low cal too!

We eat a lot of cauliflower and carrots and this is a novel way to cook them together that is truly divine and low calorie too. Enjoy! Roasted Cauliflower Soup Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower 2 cups of baby carrots … Continue reading

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Apple Sage Butternut Squash Soup in the Slow Cooker – YUM!

 This recipe worked out really well. We added a bit of milk to give a creamier taste – but it is not necessary if you want to keep this lactose free – just add a bit more stock. It is … Continue reading

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A new look at an old favorite – Gevilte Fish – 2017 style – Abby’s recipe!

Our dear friend Abby has the best recipe for this old favorite that is made and bottled by Manischewitz ( and others)  with tons of preservatives – and disliked by many but  nevertheless a traditional food at the Jewish holidays … Continue reading

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Ants and Cinnamon – did you know? And Easy Apricot Chicken

 Ants have been eating our doggie’s food from his dish – and crawling all over it the moment we put it down. We tried this home remedy and it worked! We sprinkled cinnamon all over the ground under the dish … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Basil Pesto – yum

 I just threw together a yummy dinner for my husband – here is the recipe ! Enjoy!   Shrimp and Basil Pesto Ingredients: Enough shrimp for 2 people ( frozen) 2 large tablespoons ( overflowing) of Basil Pesto ( Costco … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pudding – good old favorite – so delicious when made with Croissants!

 This is a dish that I always make in winter but I had about 6 croissants left over from a lunch party and so I decided to use them to make this standard English dessert much richer and more delicious! … Continue reading

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Amazing crop of tomatoes this year – pears too -some of our animals passed while a new animal joins the family – sweet rescue

After our beloved Central Asian Shepherd puppy of 1.5 years Smokey, died suddenly in her sleep a month ago we have been searching through rescue places for another rescue who could get along with our three cats. We found one … Continue reading

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I love to eat Blondie’s – do you?

I don’t eat chocolate so Brownies are not an option for me. But BLONDIE’S are ! And here is a terrific recipe – the problem is that I love these too much. The recipe makes 9 and I cut them … Continue reading

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Eating salmon – a lot! Making it interesting

 Salmon is a wonderful fish – and eating it often instead of meat is a good idea for weight control. In fact I have found that eating fish 5 times a week helps me maintain my weight and I enjoy … Continue reading

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Welcoming family from Basel Switzerland this week – such excitement!

We have been planning for months for the visit of my niece and her husband and children and this is the week! We have a family get together on Saturday and lots of fun planned for the days before. I … Continue reading

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A gorgeous picture of our little family – all looking healthy and happy! Lucky us! And a great zucchini salad

 Summers are wonderful in California – actually any time of year is great! And here is a super summer salad – no need to cook – light and easy to make – enjoy! Also a great picture of my son … Continue reading

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Shakshuka – a Middle Eastern dish that is delicious!

Shakshuka is served in the Middle East especially in Israel – you can find it in the USA in many middle eastern restaurants. It is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between and with warmed fresh pita is divine! … Continue reading

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Carrot Salad and Cucumber soup – both are easy and low calorie

 Post holiday weekend – and all that sugar fat and yummy stuff — sigh – today is back to watching what I put in my mouth day – and here is a truly fabulous low calorie carrot salad. One of … Continue reading

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Failed Cobb Salad Pizza recipe from Cooking Light – looks good but tasted bad! Plus adorable pics of our twins!

 I tried a really fun looking recipe from Cooking Light and it was a disaster. So I am sharing it with you. The good news was that same weekend our grandson twins had a hip hop concert  – so adorable … Continue reading

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Making Ossobucco – yummy! And in the slow cooker it is a snap to make!

 This is a really easy recipe for Osso-bucco using my Slow Cooker. Slow-Cooker Osso Buco Servings: 4 Bottom of Form Ingredients ·        1/2 cup all-purpose flour ·        Four 1-1/2- to 2-inch-thick veal shanks (about 2-1/2 lb.) ·        Kosher salt and freshly … Continue reading

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Lovely recipe ( healthy too) for Idaho Trout and Swiss Chard! YUM!

Came across this recipe and tried it out. It was really divine. So easy and quick too. We grow our own garlic, rosemary, onions, swiss chard, thyme, etc etc – so it was easy to pull together. Just had to … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake – my favorite – love the cream cheese frosting!

I found this recipe for Carrot Cake – and tried it . OMG it is divine. I could eat the frosting all on its own – huge temptation while making this. So use the recipe on a NON DIET day. … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Strawberry Cake with Vanilla Ice cream!

 All throughout making this I kept thinking this is NOT going to work out – and then amazingly – it was perfect! So dont be put off by the stickiness and globby nature of the batter – it doesnt spread … Continue reading

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