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.

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

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 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

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 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!

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 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

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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?

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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

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 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!

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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

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 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!

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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

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 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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