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Grilled Veggie Platter

Go Grill Crazy with a Grilled Veggie Platter

Who wants to turn on the oven in the summertime? Summer days are meant for grilling, and a grilled veggie platter is your favorite summer dish. If it’s too hot to even contemplate being outside during the day, you can grill these vegetables in the morning or in the cooler night temperatures. Plus the vegetables […]

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Kids' Kitchen Jobs

Kids’ Kitchen Jobs for the Summer

Got the mid-summer doldrums? Kids complaining about being bored? This is a sign that you need to assign some kids’ kitchen jobs for the summer. That’ll teach ’em. Oh, and maybe they’ll have fun and sample something healthy too. Without further ado, we present the Top 5 Kids’ Kitchen Jobs for the Summertime: 1. Husk […]

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story book cooking

Kids’ Story Book Cooking Projects

Do your kids get buried in a favorite book? When they’re ready for a break, why not do some story book cooking projects?  Every now and then a book inspires a super-fun cooking project. Lucky for us, both of our boys had summer books that inspired these treats. The Pineapple Sofa Our four-year-old loves, loves, […]

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grow-your-own mushroom kits

Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Kits

When we first saw these grow-your-own mushroom kits from Back to the Roots at Camp Blogaway, our initial reaction was, “No way.” You can’t grow mushrooms out of a box with coffee grounds. Er…can you? The answer is, apparently, yes you can. Ten days after we got our mushroom box started, we had an enormous […]

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green cake

Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

Green food coloring? Skip it! We want to show you how to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with naturally green foods. You already know how we feel about cake (yum!) and about artificial food colorings (boo!), and about how we made it through Halloween without food coloring. So you can imagine how we feel as St. […]

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shoppinglist

Shopping List from a Six-Year-Old

In our ever-evolving efforts to get our picky six-year-old to expand his palate, we asked him to be chef for a night. This morning his job was to plan a menu and make a shopping list. Here’s what we have so far. Admittedly, this experiment is not off to a blazing start. That said, he […]

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