Category Archives: Starters

Starter dishes that are neither soups nor regular salads – something light and different

I subscribe to Cooking Light Magazine – love their recipes – although there are too many ads ( I understand that’s needed for income)

I subscribe to Cooking Light Magazine – love their recipes – although there are too many ads ( I understand that’s needed for income) so I spent a lot of time flipping fast through the ads to get to the … Continue reading

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Great recipe for Cheese Spinach Strata – while listening to the finale of Swan Lake – and cooking with kids

I love eating bread and cheese – and here is a favorite recipe for both – in a STRATA – so easy to make – not low calorie certainly – and something that the children love to help me make … Continue reading

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Peach and Feta Salad – YUM! EASY for cooking with kids

I love peaches and make our own feta from our goats milk. What could be better than this combination! Make the salad with your kids – its easy and healthy. Here is a super recipe for a summer lunch or … Continue reading

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A really easy Quiche- cooking with kids – they loved it!

Spinach Cheese Quiche This is a wonderful recipe and here is Jack reading this recipe to me – he taught himself to read at 4 – and is very keen on cooking! Ingredients Crust: 6  tablespoons butter, softened 2 tablespoons 1% … Continue reading

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The most delicious salad – from Royalton Hotel NYC Gabriel Cruz – Master Chef! Cooking with kids – its healthy and easy!

I was thrilled when I tasted this amazing salad created by Executive Chef Gabriel Cruz – at the Royalton Hotel in NYC. You will love it! And my grandkids loved making it – so easy – of course when you … Continue reading

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You won’t believe what’s in this dish! Abe & Arthur’s Restaurant in NYC – Cauliflower with White Chocolate – Cooking with Kids!

Yes kids will LOVE cauliflower after you serve them this! Cooking with kids can be such fun and when they help you prepare CAULIFLOWER – yes that vegetable that most kids have never eaten – they will gobble this up! … Continue reading

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Fresh Herb Dip

  Background: This is absolutely delicious with fresh cilantro, garlic, peppers, onions, limes and parsley from our Little Farm ( or from your local Farmer’s Market). And this is where you can use non fat sour cream without a huge change … Continue reading

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Bean and Garlic Dip

Background: This is for a gathering of close friends – beans and garlic can be a pretty powerful combination! The dip isn’t terribly unhealthy – that is if you use low calorie mayonnaise – but it does change the taste … Continue reading

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Starters – Red Pepper Dip

Background: We grow wonderful peppers as you can see from the photo above, at The Little Farm and this is a quick and easy dip that tastes great with Pita chips (which I confess I buy from the stores, since … Continue reading

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