Teach a child to cook and you will have fed them for a lifetime. Happy Food Revolution Day! Today, do me a favor and teach a child ONE RECIPE. It can be anything, even as simple as making a sandwich. The art of teaching our children to cook for themselves has disappeared in the past few generations and we need to bring it back! That saying, “Teach a child to cook and you will have fed them for a lifetime” has a lot of truth to it don’t you think?
Lately I’ve been crazy busy, like running around like a mad woman with my shirt inside out and hair that rivals any hair-sprayed beauty queen after a night out at the bar. I am so fortunate to have a job I love but my kitchen dance card is FULL this week developing recipes and writing for 5 companies all with multiple deadlines on Friday. Yea me! A glass of wine — or two — will be needed Friday night.
When I want a quick-to-prep and no mess weekend breakfast I love to cook a Dutch Baby. (Don’t freak out , I promise it’s only a pancake…not a baby. Why it’s called a Dutch Baby I really don’t know). This puffy pancake is a breeze to make because it comes together magically in a blender and then fluffs up to perfection in the oven. Top of this delicious combo of flavors with maple syrup and you have yourself treat. view recipe This recipe was created for Disney’s Spoonful.com. View more of my work for Spoonful here.
There’s a woman I must tell you about. Now, you probably don’t know her but you should. Because just knowing her makes you a better person. She has taught me to be brave in situations that I think I can’t handle, to love when it seems impossible to, to give until there’s nothing left to give, and to be strong during the toughest storms. She has the biggest heart I’ve ever seen and I am thankful everyday that I have her in my life. She is my mom.
How many times have we made pulled pork in a slow cooker? If there was a country called Slow Cooker, pulled pork would be it’s national dish. It’s the ultimate slow cooker recipe and with such a big title to carry, sometimes it slips and falls right into the boring category reminiscent of my Developmental Economics class in college. A class that was so dreadfully boring I don’t even remember if I passed it. Fortunately, there’s hope for our beloved slow cooker pulled pork and it comes in the form of this sinfully angelic recipe. This delicious sweet and spicy pulled …
Summer is almost here y’all and that means time break out the grill! My family is just a little obsessed with grilling. When Friday rolls around the grill is fired up, music is whaling, the cooler is full, and our patio is packed with friends and family. In my opinion any weekend with a grill lit is an amazing one!
Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day and I’m perpetually puzzled by people who ignore it. The last time I skipped breakfast I left my phone on top of my car and drove off, forgot to put shoes on my child then dropped her off at school, didn’t wash the conditioner out of my hair, sounded like I just had a lobotomy on a conference call with a client, and almost set the house on fire cooking dinner. Trust me people, eat your breakfast. Some of my favorite breakfast recipes are savory and one of the easiest …
In all of this tragedy lately with the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the horrifying explosion in West, Texas it’s been hard to stay positive. I woke up last week with this poem in my head and it’s been stuck in there ever since. I’m thankful for it because it keeps me smiling. Wish you all the best and thanks for hanging around with me and my sock monkey slippers in the kitchen through the years. Cheers.
As a kid, fruit leather was one of my favorite snacks and now I laugh when I see my daughter have so much fun eating it with her hands. She begs to have one in her daily lunch box and I don’t mind giving it to her because it’s a great all-natural fruity treat. Sweet and tangy, this recipe is simple to create and a perfect one to make with kids!
A slow-cooker meal is a relief to come home to and realize dinner is one step away from being on the table, especially when you realize your child has just created a wonderful attempt at a Picasso on your couch. But what bothers me about slow cooker recipes is that they are almost always made with a “a can of this” and a “can of that.” Have you ever read the ingredient list in a can of mushroom soup? It should be mushrooms, broth, flour, cream, salt and pepper. Instead it’s a long list of chemicals and preservatives that I’m …