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Thunder Cake – Kids Cook with Books

Thunder Cake – Kids Cook with Books
During the last month's edition of Kids Cook with Books, I confessed that I'm not really a cake person.  But while I do prefer pie, there IS something special about the right kind of cake. In the case of the recipe below, perhaps it's not even the cake, itself. It's probably the lemon curd! This is a beautiful tale of a grandmother comforting her granddaughter during a thunderstorm.  She uses the oldest trick in the book - distraction.  Not much could distract most people from something they...

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Love in the Kitchen – For the Horses

Love in the Kitchen – For the Horses
After years of struggling with our daughter's picky eating habits, we seem to have turned a corner.  Not only is she making a concerted effort to enjoy new foods, but she is also asking to cook.  She has been on a roll lately - making Norwegian waffles, pound cake, meringues for Passover, and several varieties of horse treats. Nope, you didn't read that wrong.  She is baking for her beloved - a pony named Chico.  He isn't the only one who loves the treats.  All of the equines in the barn...

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Gluten Free Layered Choco-Coco-Nut Bars

Gluten Free Layered Choco-Coco-Nut Bars
I'm one of those mommies.  You know, the "mean" ones.  The ones that won't buy girl scout cookies on principle.  I don't like that most of their flavors include funky chemical ingredients. And I'm not a fan of the fact that their pushers don't make much of a profit in the process.  I'd rather just make a donation to the troop, go home, and eat cookies whose ingredients I recognize (or bake my own). [caption id="attachment_4373" align="aligncenter" width="299" caption="Homemade Gluten-free...

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Virtual Baby Shower (& Hamentashen Recipe)

Virtual Baby Shower (& Hamentashen Recipe)
There are just some days that I feel very lucky.  I am sure you can relate.  Today, I feel like that - I get to show my love for my special friend Amanda, who is going to have a baby.  The big bummer is that I can't congratulate her in person because she lives on the other side of the country.  That's okay. I am resourceful - some friends and I have decided that we can show our love for her by hosting a virtual baby shower! Because Amanda is a baker extraordinaire, my kids and I decided we'd...

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Cure for the common stomach-ache

I think I just may have found a cure for the common stomach-ache.  Seriously. For the past few days, I haven't been feeling well.  Stomach cramps, tingly skin...the works.   But then, when I was considering what to do with the kids coming over for our play date this afternoon, I got excited about making elephant ear cookies.  I am sure that the thought of cooking with four kids, ages 6 and 8, might give most people a stomach ache.   But for me, it was a welcomed distraction and the pains...

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