Category: Cook with your kids

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp
Due to traveling and the desire for lack of a schedule I decided not to send my kids to camp the first three weeks of summer. Since that possibly naive decision, I’ve realized that everybody in my suburb goes to camp. Never one into keeping up with everybody else I didn’t think it would be... Read more »

The best and easiest Passover dessert

The best and easiest Passover dessert
I have eaten Passover dessert for over 35 years and never been happy with the flour free cakes or cookies.  Finally, I’ve found the best and easiest Passover dessert out there. You will love Matzah toffee (or some call it Matzah crack) regardless what time of year it is.  For the record, I don’t even... Read more »

Take a break and bake a cake

Take a break and bake a cake
My girl has gotten into cooking lately.  She impressed me when she helped me chop up red peppers, shallots and garlic for a corn salad I made last weekend for our block party. Later when talking about it, she revealed she can make salads but doesn’t yet know how to make a cake. Like any... Read more »
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7 reasons I love Blue Apron

7 reasons I love Blue Apron
Have you heard of Blue Apron?  Blue Apron is a weekly box that arrives at your door with all the measured ingredients you need to make a delicious, fresh and unique meal. You can choose dietary preferences (vegetarian, chicken, beef, fish) and delivery options (one, two or three meals a week for 2 or 4 people).... Read more »

Family dinnertime games and conversation starters

Family dinnertime games and conversation starters
There are endless studies about the benefits of families sitting down for dinner regularly.  Improved relationships, eating habits and grades are all shown to be found in those that sit down together at the end of the day. “Children who do eat dinner with their parents five or more days a week have less trouble... Read more »

Almost Meatless Monday: Egg Drop Soup and Fried Rice

Almost Meatless Monday: Egg Drop Soup and Fried Rice
This summer, I’ve been pretty bad about Meatless Monday and cooking in general.  We’ve been eating a lot of grilled foods, salads and eating out too frequently. Luckily, I found two recipes and got excited to prepare an Asian inspired vegetarian meal with Egg Drop Soup and Vegetable Fried Rice.  It was a hit and... Read more »
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What I am Reading: The Family Dinner

What I am Reading: The Family Dinner
Laurie David (ex-wife of the hilarious Larry David) shares beautiful recipes in The Family Dinner. Laurie explains how as a new mom, lacking “mom friends” and missing her career self, she made family dinner her “new project” and the process became life changing.  Her grown up daughters now, not only enjoy healthy meals, but linger,... Read more »

Teddy Bear Bread: A cold weather activity

My sister texted me while I was still in bed.  She told me the museums were free during this frigid weather and I should make teddy bear bread. That was a blast from the past that I hadn’t thought about it years, but I remember making it with our Mom when we were little.  The... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Chickpea, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Salad

Meatless Monday: Chickpea, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Salad
My kids are my biggest food critics.  When they compliment my dinner, especially a salad, I consider it a major success. This is the first salad that both of them have loved and asked for more. You can make your own pesto pretty easily, especially if you are growing basil.  Otherwise, feel free to buy... Read more »
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Natural and Healthy Popsicles: Beet, Orange, Raspberry and Carrot

Natural and Healthy Popsicles: Beet, Orange, Raspberry and Carrot
Our latest family project involved creating our own fresh and healthy popsicles without any added sugar. Looking forward to the final product, we walked over to the grocery store as soon as we finished breakfast.  My son read the list as my daughter ran around to find the beets, oranges and raspberries (we had carrots... Read more »