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Soup Swap Cookbook – Service + Minestrone

Soup Swap Cookbook – Service + Minestrone
When I ran my mobile cooking school for children, my absolute favorite classes revolved around community service.  My students and I did lots of events in our community to raise funds to fight hunger and to support homeless organizations. Soup was a type of meal that we could all consistently rally behind.  It was always warm, nurturing, and seemed like the closest thing to getting a hug, from the inside out. Get Social Since soup brings me feelings of do-gooding nostalgia, I was thrilled...

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DIY Snow White Cooking Class

DIY Snow White Cooking Class
Last week, I got several emails and a phone call from anxious mamas looking for affordable quality summertime cooking camps for their kiddos.  When I used to run my own culinary program, we were swamped over the summer, often having to turn away business.  There just wasn't enough time in the day (or a big enough staff) to meet the demand.  Since I am not offering camps anymore, I felt compelled to do something to help all of the young chefs out there who want to have fun in the kitchen...

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Cooking Playdate – Lemons Galore!

Cooking Playdate – Lemons Galore!
In the 7th grade, Kristin and I became instant friends. Perhaps it was our mutual love of animals (or Duran Duran!).  Despite the inevitable middle school girl drama, we remained friends throughout the years, and then lost touch after she moved to a different high school and we went away to college.  Fast forward many years, and we were reunited by chance - and this time, I plan to hang on. When I posted a message on Facebook about my bursting lemon tree and my interest in a cooking play date,...

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Cooking Play date Inspiration: Pad Thai

Clearly, things have been busy around here.  I just realized that I hadn't written about one of the big highlights from our Thanksgiving trip to visit family in Virginia.  We have never travelled cross-country over the "busiest travel holiday of the year" before, and to be honest, I wasn't not looking forward to the journey.  Most likely, my reluctance was from years of watching fear mongering news stations showing hordes of people stranded in airports,  but perhaps it was just because I like...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Fun with Fri...

Thank you, Chris for this fantastic post! First, I want to thank Michelle for this fun opportunity to write for a blog other than my own!  I am a huge fan of Scholastic and all they do.  So, I am honored to be a guest on this site, especially as she is a finalist for the Scholastic Parent & Child Parent Blogger Awards in the Green category! As far as children go, I don’t have any, nor are children in my life plan.  So, why write about cooking with kids?  Because I can, of course.  *grin*. ...

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What's Cooking With YOUR Kids: Cupcake Play...

Many thanks to Erin, who shared this fantastic post from her blog, One Particular Kitchen. Some of my very favorite kids came over to play yesterday — a nine year old boy and 5-year-old twin girls, and of course two year old Kiddo, who is a permanent fixture. The girls’ favorite game at my house is, “Hey can we make… (pause while scanning inventory of my pantry… mini cupcake liners spotted) CUPCAKES??” I love having kids in the kitchen! I say the earlier they learn a love of cooking...

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