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Slow Cooker Chicken – easy when cooking with kids!

Slow Cooker Chicken – sooooo easy! The children can help you make this – let them mix all the ingredients as instructed – and there is nothing for them to burn themselves on – as the slow cooker will heat … Continue reading

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Leftovers – some creative ideas with Basmati Rice

When we first got married 46 years ago, and especially living on frugal means in Canada for a year and then during our first years in the USA, we made do with lots of leftovers – and some of the … Continue reading

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Fava Beans – have you ever tried them? Very high in protein and delicious

Fava beans ( also known as Broad Bean) are  a pain to prepare since they have TWO skins – the green one that grows on the outside and then the skin that surrounds the actual bean.  They are a species … Continue reading

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Scallops – my new favorite food! Low calorie, high protein and easy to cook – also when cooking with kids!

Large scallops are delicious – whether in a salad or as a main course. Pair them with pine nuts, couscous and grapefruit or orange slices with a light lemony olive oil dressing and you have a dish fit for queens! ( … Continue reading

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Sea Bass and Meyer Lemon and Cilantro – Cooking with kids!

In our area, Santa Monica Seafood is one of the best purveyors of sea food in Los Angeles. Fortunately AMAZON FRESH delivers products from there, directly to my home. I use AMAZON FRESH two to three times a week. It … Continue reading

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Cabbage Salad – with raisins – a healthy delicious side

We grow red and green cabbage ( as well as cauliflower, brussels sprouts and broccoli – all part of the same family). This salad is truly delicious. Try it! Ingredients: 1 head of white cabbage chopped 1 head of red … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids – what could be more fun! Some summer recipes for you and yours

Cooking with my grand kids is the best fun – and what I love to do most. The mess is truly irrelevant – teaching good healthy habits -like cleaning hands before cooking, wearing a clean apron, cleaning all utensils before … Continue reading

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A most delicious salad with Roasted Home Grown Cherry Tomatoes – isn’t summer great?

We have an abundance of tomatoes – too much really. Take a look. The baby tomatoes were for the salad for which I have the recipe below – and the large ones were for the tomato soup ( also described … Continue reading

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Tried a new recipe – tasted really good although a bit bland – so needed dressing up so I added more lemons -MUCH better! SO simple the kids can do it!

Slow Cooker Chicken This was sooo easy – the grandkids could have cooked it. So next time  I will make it with them! It needed some more kick – so I added a bit to it – you may wish … Continue reading

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Holiday time with Grandkids – making family times memorable – how do you do it? We cook with the kids!

Cooking with kids is one of my favorite things to do. Although the grandkids call our Little Farm Camp Grandma during the summer, during the winter there are still lots of jobs to do – and wonderful things to cook … Continue reading

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Cranberry Raisin Mustard Chicken – Easy and Delicious

Last night I made this dish. The only change I would make is to use Chicken thighs as well as breasts – we like dark meat – but other than that – it was delicious. Ingredients: 1 lb skinless chicken … Continue reading

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Fast way to make chicken – cook up veggies when they are in season, freeze, then add chicken pieces in a skillet for a quick midweek meal! Cooking with kids!

We have SOOOO many peppers, onions, tomatoes, zucchini and garlic in the farm right now that I am overwhelmed. So I fry it all up with salt ( sometimes Lawry’s seasoned salt) and olive oil (garlic in the heated oil … Continue reading

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Panzanella Bread Salad – yummy and an easy way to use your fresh tomatoes! Kids can make it too – lots of tasting….

I just had a board retreat at my home – and made a Panzanella Bread salad – yummy! This is from the Ina Garten recipe from the Food Network – who own the copyright – it was delicious. I changed … Continue reading

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Try cooking with kids to engage them in healthy eating and family time – Artichokes are yummy!

Have you ever eaten an artichoke? Its fun! And children ( once they get the hang of it) love it!. They are easy to cook too. Just submerge them partially in about 2 inches of water in a pot, and … Continue reading

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Chicken Spinach in a Casserole -Short Cut recipe – easy when cooking with kids!

This is a short cut recipe – when you truly do not have the energy or time to cook but want something relatively healthy that makes the house and kitchen smell great -and the kids will love it too! I … Continue reading

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Fall peaches with Chicken – memories of summer – and Cooking with Kids

Chicken chicken chicken – yes it can get boring. But this recipe is truly inspirational and easy to make – low cal too and makes me think of summer. Plus when COOKING WITH KIDS, the kids LOVE to make it … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs with a lovely lemony garlic sauce – great for cooking with kids!

Chicken Thighs with a Lovely Lemony Garlic Sauce – easy for Cooking with Kids – fairly low in calories and quick and easy. Chicken thighs are becoming more popular – before most folks went for the breasts – supposedly lower … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids to make Chicken Fingers – Healthy and pretty much fat free!

Our grandkids love chicken nuggets but most of those we find in restaurants are in batter and full of fat and carbohydrates that provide empty and unnecessary calories. This recipe is truly easy and lower in fat -using Panko breadcrumbs … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays – Chicken and Cooking with Kids!

Background: We eat a lot of chicken  – and frankly I just don’t enjoy chicken breasts as much as thighs. However my family ( kids mainly) love breast meat – so I always mix the light and dark meat up. This is an easy … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids – Winter Vegetables – Potato Medley with Rosemary and Olive Oil – Good all year around!

Background: There are so many wonderful potatoes around now – that making a winter medley with children is so much fun. My grandsons love to help! And this is  a really easy delicious recipe. Ingredients: Assorted potatoes in season – … Continue reading

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