Tag Archives: cooking with kids

Sweet Potato Quinoa and Couscous Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker

 Slow cookers seemed to be made for cooking beans, tomatoes, rice or quinoa or grains of any kind. I made this gluten free for a young friend who was going to be visiting and it came out so well that … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Family, Gluten Free, Poultry, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children, Slow Cooker | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Changing your favorite recipes into slow cooker recipes!

 ALLRECIPES is a great website and I got this fabulous tip from them – here is the link: http://dish.allrecipes.com/recipes-tips-convert-slow-cooker/?prop26=whatscooking&prop25=5387083448&prop27=2017-01-19&did=121929-20170119&eaid=13631981&hid=3dd8bf9f54f4e4b1d93019915ccd0696fe74e136 If you have a favorite stovetop or oven recipe that you wish you could make in the slow cooker? If it … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Slow Cooker, Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Love making birthday cakes for our grandkids

 Jonah turned 8 this year! And he loves candy. So by his request I made a candy cake – ie a vanilla cake with white frosting and tons of sprinkles, lollipops, jelly beans, marshmallows hidden in the center and Scooby … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Desserts, Family | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Had no electricity for a few hours – ohh my -we are SO dependent on the grid!

 For a few hours yesterday ( with all the bad storms in California) we were without electricity. OH MY we are so dependent on the grid – scary how vulnerable we are to sabotage and what damage it could do … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Meat, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children, Rice, Slow Cooker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

This is the perfect low calorie filling comfort food for cold wintry evenings. I have modified a recipe that is often prepared on Friday afternoons and left to cook in the slow cooker through Saturday lunch until ready to serve. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Family, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children, Rice, Slow Cooker, Vegetables, Vegetarian Mains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tres Leches Cake

 I tried this recipe a few times until I gave up – the amounts just didn’t work – the cake pan was too big, and the liquids appeared too runny. So I turned to Betty Crocker – and voila! Her … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Desserts, Raising Children, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prime Rib from freezer to oven to table -no defrosting involved!

This sounds crazy but it works! If you decide at the last minute to make prime rib – you need 2.5 hours! However if you were going to defrost the meat you would need at least a day! So I … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Meat | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chicken Curry South African Style

South Africans love curry. So do folks from the UK. South Africa has a large and prosperous Indian community ( you may recall that Gandhi lived there for a while). So curry is part of the normal menu in a … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Poultry, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children, Slow Cooker, Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slow Cooker Cioppino – add or subtract any fish you like or dislike! Very versatile recipe!

 I love scallops – my husband doesn’t. Some are allergic to shell fish or don’t eat it – you can still make this cioppino by using other kinds of fish like monkfish, or cod, or halibut or salmon or even … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Fish, Gluten Free, Little farm products, Slow Cooker, Soups, Starters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Passionfruit Dessert – by Lynda – divine!

 We grow passionfruit on The Little Farm. We used to grow them in South Africa and love the taste. My daughter in law’s mom Lynda makes the BEST dessert from Passionfruit – and here it is! Thank you Lynda! Passionfruit … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Desserts, Family, Fruit, Little farm products, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stuffing – anytime not just for holidays!

 I love stuffing. I must admit that I do not wait for holidays to make it – and I do take the short cuts that are offered – instant stuffing on the stove – but I add a bunch of … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Family, Little farm products, Poultry, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cinnamon Bread – easy and fast! Delicious!

 I had one hour free and guests coming – so decided to make some Cinnamon Bread – found the recipe in ALLRECIPES.COM – it was fast, easy and divine! Enjoy!! Cinnamon Bread Easy and Fast ( 1 hour) Ingredients ·        … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Desserts, Family, Little farm products, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Having fun with the grandkids – nothing better! Painting, Making Bread and more

 Watching our identical twin grandsons grow up is such a joy. They are  sweet and smart – and love hanging out at the farm. Always chores to do and baking and cooking with grandma. Here they are making bread with … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Family, Little farm products, Raising Children, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Butternut Squash soup is an old favorite – with a twist of rosemary adds a wonderful flavor

We LOVE butternut squash soup but I tried something different this season and it worked out really well! Hope you like it! INGREDIENTS:  2 lbs of butternut squash cut in half 4 Tbsp of olive oil 4 sprigs of rosemary … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Family, Gluten Free, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children, Soups, Starters, Vegetables, Vegetarian Mains | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birthday cakes made by Grandma – a Vampire cake and a Lego one – for our twins who turned 5!

 This year was a challenging cake year! Noah was very specific – he wanted a vampire cake with teeth and a vampire figure on it – and blood! It had to be chocolate with chocolate frosting. Sigh. Then his twin … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Blog, Desserts, Family, Little farm products, Raising Children, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enjoying the early fall weather – gorgeous time of year!

  The California Drought Continues. We worry a lot about our water bill which is HUGE and getting larger. We get no release for being an agricultural property. And we recycle, and reclaim etc etc. But the bill keeps going … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Meat, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turkey Meatballs with a twist

Our farm manager share his recipe for Turkey Meatballs and frankly, they are the best I have EVER tasted! Max Arteaga is a really great cook – makes a terrific Paella and more! Here is one of his best! This … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Family, Little farm products, Poultry, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children, Rice, Salad | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apples and Cinnamon – what a great combination! Any time of year!

This recipe started out very high in calories but with the substitute unsweetened apple sauce it is still delicious and lower in total calories. Apple Cinnamon Cake 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Family, Fruit, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chicken, Capers, Artichokes – easy tasty meal! Don’t overcook the chicken!

This was a fast easy meal as long as you have all the ingredients – which I did! Chicken Breast Cutlets with Artichokes and Capers Ingredients 1 cup white flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Poultry, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children, Salad, Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sour Cream Coffee Cake with English Custard – YUM

We love custard – it comes from our South African ( British) heritage I guess. And it is SO easy to make with Bird’s Custard Powder. I paired it with this easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake – which I made … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Desserts, Family, Little farm products, Recipes, Recipes to Make with Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment