Ingredients for a Fun Family Night: A Panda Feast

Chinese food eaten al fresco – what a joy! It’s a rare treat for us since chinese take-out can be so pricey. But, we’ve got a routine. Here’s how it goes: I set the rice cooker going before I head out to the Happy Panda (or whatever it’s called). Hubs holds down the fort, and […]

Grammas and Good Eats

My grandmother, referred to most as “Gramma John,” raised eight children during the 40s and 50s, all the while running a farm and managing a household. One of her “claims to fame” was her baking. She loved to bake and always had some new recipe to try. Since she lived in Minnesota and we lived […]

Baking With Children: Kid-Sized Tools

Children love to help in the kitchen. Whether it’s licking the beaters, measuring and dumping flour, or loading and unloading the dishwasher, young children often like to be part of the action. Though it may be troublesome at times, teaching your little ones to help in cooking (and cleaning) has a number of benefits: 1. […]