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My Favorite Knives for Kids

My Favorite Knives for Kids
One of my most popular posts of all time is the one where I help parents teach their children to use a variety of cutting tools. You don't have to hand over your cleaver - there are lots of other cutting strategies!  I'll show you my favorite knives for kids in action, and below there is a little something special for you: A Discount Code for 10% off! My Favorite Knives for Kids These Curious Chefs knives... [caption id="attachment_4788" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The serrated edge can...

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Kids & Kale – An Afterschool Cooking Class

Kids & Kale – An Afterschool Cooking Class
It was nearly freezing here today (which would probably feel relatively balmy to my friends who live in Minnesota and New York).  And it felt like the perfect day to make a batch of hearty soup with my afterschool cooking class.  Luckily for me, this recipe from Jennie came across my radar this morning when I sat down to plan: Kale White Bean Ravioli Soup.  And the best part? I already had every ingredient, and didn't have to make a special trip to the grocery store. [caption id="attachment_3722"...

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Kids, Don’t do THIS in the Kitchen

I offer business consulting to people who want to teach nutrition and culinary education to kids.  One of my happiest clients is Shawn Sanders, the owner of Little Chefs of Vail.  Her classes are immensely popular, as well they should be. Originally, this post showed a funny faux pas - a child caught on camera picking his nose while the photographer from the newspaper was there.  However, I have removed this photo out of respect for the boy.  I had no intention of embarrassing him.  And...

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Judging Blog Success- Chefs Move to Schools

Judging Blog Success- Chefs Move to Schools
Over the past year or so, I have been struggling with the idea that my blog wasn't very well-known.  But then I realized that I was using the wrong parameters to judge success. I can't compare myself to some of the top-notch bloggers that I adore - we each have our own distinguishing feature.  My photographs are good, but they'll never compare to Shaina's, Heidi's, or Alice's. My recipes will always taste delicious (unless I am writing about a flop) but they won't be as refined and well tested...

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Cars-Themed Recipe: Step on the Gas Baked Beans

One of the most popular cooking class series that we teach is called Recipes from Books and Movies.  In honor of my friend Amy, who recently came to town compliments of Bush's Beans, I thought I'd share this class favorite. [print_this] Step on the Gas Baked Beans Found in The Whole Family Cookbook, by Michelle Stern Almost every time I make beans with my students or my own children, they launch into the catchy tune, “beans, beans, the musical fruit…”  You know the rest,...

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Cooking with Toddlers: E is for Enchiladas

The first session of my (Eat the Alphabet) Mommy & Me cooking classes is over, and won't resume until after the holidays.  In the meantime, though, I thought I'd share our most recent class with you.  With the recent swine flu epidemic, most of my students stayed home - but my favorite little guy showed up, and we had loads of fun together! This week's lesson is brought to you by the letter E. E is for Enchiladas Easy Chicken Enchiladas These enchiladas are a great way to use up any...

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Cooking With Toddlers: D is for Deviled Eggs

Each week, my mommy & me cooking class has been cooking and eating our way through the alphabet.  Last week's class was the letter D.  Take a look at these photos and see if you can guess what we made... [gallery link="file" ids="3287,3288,3289"] "D" is for...Deviled Egg Ingredients 1 dozen eggs 2 teaspoons dijon mustard 1/3 cup mayonnaise Salt and pepper, to taste Paprika, for the top as a garnish Directions: Gently add the eggs to a sauce pan.  Add enough water to cover...

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Cooking without a kitchen

It is comical when a school calls me and asks about our after-school cooking program, but then follows up with the question, "Do you require a kitchen for your class?"  You would think that a "cooking class" would need a kitchen, but I have come up with a variety of solutions that allow What's Cooking to keep running our after-school classes...even without a kitchen! Of course, it is ideal when my teachers and I get to teach in a real kitchen.  But over the years, we have gotten more and more...

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San Francisco Food Bank Reaches Across the Bridg...

In our efforts to cook with children as a means to help the needy, we have noticed that our students do not "see" who the hungry are in their daily lives.  They don't realize that they walk amongst the children in their own schools and that they see them on the soccer field.  While we have a soup kitchen in our town, food banks haven't been a notable presence...until now. The San Francisco Food Bank has reached across the Bay to meet the need in Marin!   They have opened four new pantries at...

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