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Kids in the Kitchen- Earning Rank in Cub Scouts

Last weekend I went through my son’s Bear workbook to figure out what he needed to do to complete rank before his Blue and Gold ceremony next month. He had one chapter on cooking. He had a few activities he had to do to complete the achievement. He needed to help make a meal, make […]

ChefAlarm Digital Food Thermometer by Thermoworks

Do you ever guess if your meat is cooked all the way through? I’m constantly googling the correct temperatures for meat. I was given the chance to try out the ChefAlarm by Thermoworks and jumped at it to review. All following opinions are my own and no money exchanged hands. The ChefAlarm is a digital […]

Culinary School

Note: This post is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Ever since I took classes from Wilton for cake decorating, I have become more and more interested in the culinary arts. I’m nervous about going back to school, though, for more than one reason. I’m not sure I want to spend that […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Attention Span

This week has been better than the last few weeks. For the most part we were healthy, except for Monkey for about a day and  a half. I did a lot of experimenting in the kitchen from making my own ketchup, bbq sauce, a new meatloaf “recipe” and gluten free sweet and sour chicken. Speaking […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Green Eggs and Ham #KidsInTheKitchen

On Wednesday morning Monkey wasn’t feeling well but she decided she wanted green eggs and ham instead of the ham and cheese omelette I wanted to make. She also begged to help. I figured I’d let her try cracking the eggs for the first time. You can see from the picture above that the first egg […]

Making Mashed Potatoes #KidsInTheKitchen

It’s amazing how after two weeks of featuring the kids in the kitchen how much they’ve become more independent and helpful in the kitchen. Little Man has been getting his own orange juice and this morning Monkey begged me to allow her to make breakfast for everyone (cereal.) Buddy didn’t want cereal so he reheated […]

Making Lunches #KidsintheKitchen

Week 2 of Kids in the Kitchen. Again, I had grand plans, but the week got away from me! I intended on having the kids help me make spaghetti bread on Thursday and the next thing I knew, it was made. So this morning I had the kids make their own lunches. Wow, what a […]

Kid’s in the Kitchen Weekly Series

 Kids in the Kitchen is a new weekly series to showcase all the ways kids can be involved in meal planning,shopping, preparing and even cooking. Each week we ask you to share your stories, pictures and recipes that involve your kids in the kitchen. Did you know that kids are more likely to eat new foods if they are involved […]

Cooking Measurement Conversion Chart

If you use MyFitnessPal to enter recipes, like me, to find out calories per serving, you may run into the same problems I do, over and over again. In MyFitnessPal, a lot of items don’t have the measurements you want to enter. For example, yesterday I was trying to enter olive oil into a recipe […]

Family Meals at the holidays

I remember as I was growing up that my favorite smell in the world was Thanksgiving and Christmas when my mom would be cooking in the kitchen. Still to this day whenever I cook pork sausage it brings me back to those days. My mom made her turkey stuffing with pork sausage in it. This […]

Verizon Cooking Contest #VZWSG

Get out your saucepan or baking sheet… Just in time for the holidays, Verizon has launched a cooking contest just for you! Verizon has teamed up with Sandra Lee (you know, of Food Network fame) to launch the “tastiest contest of the season” with the chance to win a variety of great prizes (e.g., a […]

Chicago Cutlery Knife Class

Almost two weeks ago I got to attend an event in Chicago at the Chopping Block for Chicago Cutlery. I was so excited to be able to go to a class to learn how to use these knives. They are so awesome! I’ve been nervous ever since cutting my thumb the first time I really […]

Catching up

Wow, it’s hard when you lose a week of your life! I appreciate my husband for taking care of the kids for me last week, but that’s about all he could manage with working full time as well. With me laid up on the couch, can you imagine the state of the house afterwards?! So […]

Education is the Key

My new friend, Mellisa from Getting All My Ducks in a Row posted a video of Jamie Oliver talking at the TED conference about Food Education. Here is the video if you’d like to take a look. Here are some key points: Our children will live a life 10 years younger than ours because of […]