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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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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

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Pumpkin – love baking it just the way it is – or pumpkin bread

It is the beginning of the season for pumpkins and for some reason ours are ripe already! So today baked them in the oven and are making pumpkin bread. A great recipe. We do not like allspice ( unless it … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Heaven – try this one! It is fast and easy – especially when cooking with kids

This is a good dish to serve with chicken or even as a dessert! I like it less spicy as an accompaniment and more spicy as dessert. Cabbage Pear Apple Slow Cooker Casserole Ingredients: 2 lbs red cabbage, shredded finely 4 large onions, peeled … Continue reading

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Divine Strata – dessert or a fancy brunch dish – the kids LOVE it – you will too!

Most strata are made with cheese and spinach – and are delicious. I tried this one as a dessert or brunch strata and it worked so well that I wanted to share it with you. The only downside is that … Continue reading

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Xmas or Hannukah – the cooking with kids is so much fun!

Holiday cooking is so much fun. Here all four of our grandsons are helping me make brown butter cookies. YUMMY! And of course, the recipe for you! Enjoy! Brown Butter  Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup Organic Valley Unsalted Butter 1 cup … Continue reading

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Wonderful Noodle Pudding (Kugel) – not low calorie but so delicious! Great when cooking with kids!

I made this noodle pudding – and the good part was that I made it two weeks before going on vacation uncooked and then baked and served it after I returned and it was a huge hit! YUM! Yes it … Continue reading

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Apple and Ginger – yum! Cooking with kids this one is a favorite!

This is another quick and delicious dessert using apples and granola – easy to get the ingredients and to put together. Good when cooking with kids too. Talking about kids – here is the Apple of my eye! Our oldest … Continue reading

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Jujube Jam – the most delightful fruit – and the best jam in the world

We grow Jujubes. It is not a candy but a fruit. And the most delicious fruit – sort of between an apple and a date. And when we pit and cook it with a minimal amount of sugar it makes … Continue reading

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Grandparents Day is TODAY! Are you celebrating? Cooking with kids is a great way to do it!

Today is Grandparents Day – yes, I know it’s one of those artificial holidays that most people say are for commercial reasons only – but once you become a Grandparent – you celebrate EVERY day – so we consider this … Continue reading

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Flavoring Whipped Cream – makes an ordinary dessert seem sophisticated – and yummy too. Kids love it!

Flavored Whipped Cream.  This is an easy way to make dessert seem sophisticated. Make caramel whipped cream, strawberry cheesecake whipped cream, chocolate whipped cream, peanut butter whipped cream, and more.  Or make chocolate whipped cream both with cocoa and melted chocolate.  Chocolate … Continue reading

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Make a strawberry dessert – then change it up – change the types of berries, types of cake, types of toppings – cooking with kids makes this FUN!

Strawberry Desserts in Four Parts There are four parts to our strawberry desserts: The berries The cake The sweetener The topping You can make desserts with raspberries, peaches and mangoes too but lets just stick with the strawberries for this posting. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake without frosting? Yes it’s a great dessert!

Chocolate cake…..yum! The best part is the frosting right? But what happens if you ran out of frosting and don’t have time to make it from scratch? Happened to me – and below are just a few creative ways to … Continue reading

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Making Brownies like a Bakery does! When cooking with kids – easy and fun!

How to Make Your Brownies Look Like They Came from a Bakery   STEP 1:Line your pan with parchment paper.  Spread shortening in the pan to hold the paper in place.  Don’t worry; the fat will be outside the paper, … Continue reading

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Making a really good ( and easy Graham Cracker Crust) – and Chocolate Ribbon Cheesecake – scrumptious!

Making a really good ( and easy Graham Cracker Crust) There are recipe authors that advocate baking the crust before you fill it.  It doesn’t need to be if you are making a dessert, such as a cheesecake, that is … Continue reading

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Making Pannekoeken ( Dutch Baby Cups) from prepared mix and filling them with yummy stuff – great for cooking with kids

Coming from South Africa, there is a significant amount of Dutch heritage in the background of those who live there and so I remember growing up with many recipes that heralded from Holland. One of those memories is all about … Continue reading

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Banana Nut Cupcakes with yummy caramel frosting – Cooking with kids – and make Banana Nut Bread too!

The Prepared Pantry Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes Mix makes great banana bread. It’s baked at a lower temperature and in a loaf pan with mashed bananas and comes out denser and moister than a cake—just like a quick bread. (See the … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids again – this time chocolate coconut baby cupcakes – yum!

Chocolate Coconut Baby Cakes Baby Cakes are cupcakes designed for dessert.  Emphasis is on taste, not design and fancy decorations are not necessary though they should be attractive enough to serve at a dinner party. We first made these from … Continue reading

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Spudnuts – ridiculously divine – certainly not low cal – but a treat for once in a long while…

Spudnuts always seem a little indulgent but they sure are good—much better than donuts.  We used a Spudnut mix which we bought from Prepared Pantry, and cooked both the donuts and the donut holes—with  extra donut holes for our sundaes. … Continue reading

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Why not have eggnog at other times of year? Its so delicious – try eggnog cupcakes!

To Make the Eggnog Cupcakes: From our affiliate partner THE PREPARED PANTRY from whom I buy all my bread mixes and some of these specialty ones too! Try them – they are amazing! By clicking on any of the links … Continue reading

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