Tag Archives: Recipes

Charlotte’s Web Themed Recipes

Charlotte’s Web Themed Recipes
At my son's school, he reports that every teacher has the final countdown to summer on the board.  I used to do the same thing when I was a classroom teacher, although now I wonder if it made the students feel that I couldn't wait to be rid of them.  I'm pretty sure they understood that I was just as excited for summer vacation as they were. Summer Reading On the flip side, teachers and parents swap positions over the summer.  It's the job of the parents to figure out how the kids will spend...

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Teacher Appreciation Week {Sale}

Teacher Appreciation Week {Sale}
Teachers are everything.  They help our kids learn to be self confident, socially sensitive, and proficient in the ways of the world.  As a former classroom teacher and as a parent of two teens, I know what it's like to be in the trenches - and to feel under-appreciated.  In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, all of my Cook and Learn resources for kids will be on sale! Nothing would make me happier than helping to get a new generation of kids excited about eating healthier and learning by...

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Digital DIY Kitchen - Make It. Eat It. Write abo...

Digital DIY Kitchen – Make It. Eat It. Write about it.
IACP Kids-in-the-Kitchen has teamed up with Green Ribbon Schools & DooF ('food' backwards) to host an exciting online culinary education project for kids ages 5-18. Joining the fun in our IACP Kids' Digital DIY Kitchen is easy – and there are lots of great prizes! Here's all kids need to do: Choose a food you'd normally buy in a store or order in a restaurant, then try to make it yourself. Tell us about your kitchen adventure (in words, photos and/or video). Share the fun with...

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2010 Has Been a Good Year (What’s Next?)

2010 Has Been a Good Year (What’s Next?)
It has been a good year for What's Cooking!  I have met amazing people and have accomplished things that I never thought possible. [caption id="attachment_3675" align="aligncenter" width="342" caption="Chefs Move to Schools"][/caption] Here are a few highlights of 2010 - a good place to start if you are just getting to know me and my mission: Readers started sharing their amazing stories about their experiences in the kitchen with family in our new series, What's Cooking with YOUR...

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Realistic Kid-Friendly Menu Plan for the Week

[caption id="attachment_5210" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Michelle Obama at the Chefs Move to Schools Launch in DC"][/caption] Last year, the Let’s Move campaign launched a new arm of the plan called Let’s Cook, with the intention of helping families across America select healthy recipes to cook for their families.  Chefs would share menu plans, and families could print the recipes and share them with their friends.  But these recipes are too time consuming and expensive for...

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SOS! Earth-Friendly, Kid Pleasing Dinners for Bu...

I am so proud of my friend Aviva.  Not only does she help families get dinner on the table with her menu planning service, The Six O'Clock Scramble, but she also makes the environment a priority. Her new book, SOS! The Six O'Clock Scramble to the Rescue; Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families, came out TODAY and I want to give you a copy! I can't help but want to get a copy of this book in every family's hands... It offers tips for making meals, even if families are busy. It...

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Animal Themed Recipes

I'm usually not one to make cutesy recipes.  I'm just not that creative.  Plus I am optimistic (dumb?) enough to expect that kids might eat food that simply tastes good.  Yes, I have heard that people eat with their eyes first.  That doesn't mean that I make ugly food (at least not on purpose).  I just don't usually put in an extra effort to make it adorable. That said, kids do appreciate a little extra effort in the food department.  Whether I give it a cool name or tell a story about where...

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Roundup - Monthly Mingle on Healthy Family Dinne...

It was my first time hosting the Monthly Mingle, a fantastic blog carnival started by Meeta of What's For Lunch, Honey.  I was excited to see how many people participated, and thrilled at the responses I got from all over the world.  It was wonderful to see the wide variety of foods that people enjoy at dinnertime with their families.  I know that I have been inspired to try using some new ingredients in my cooking - and lucky for me, I now have almost 50 new recipes that I can draw from! Monthly...

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Going Gluten-Free for a Month: Wild Rice Crab Ca...

My husband has been wondering about the questionable behavior of his intestinal tract recently. He has a theory that gluten might have something to do with the problem, so we are going to make our family dinners gluten-free for a month to see if that makes a difference. There are some amazing blogs out there that have given me some great ideas.  Gluten Free Mommy inspired our first gluten-free meal.  Other blogs that I enjoy are:  101 Cookbooks, Year of Crockpotting and Gluten-Free Girl.  There...

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Simple Supper for a Small Crowd

I am having some friends over for dinner tonight, after a busy day of being a kid-taxi. Each of them helps to run the after school enrichment classes through our local recreation centers - they are some of my biggest fans and offer my What's Cooking classes in several schools. Should the pressure be on when the kid's cooking teacher is hosting people for dinner? No, it doesn't have to be. I am keeping things simple! Most of our meal tonight is already prepared, with some last minute cooking...

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