Kids in the Kitchen- Minestrone Soup Recipe

Kids in the Kitchen- Minestrone Soup Recipe

With our ever growing to do lists it can be hard to slow down to make dinner let alone invite the kids into the kitchen to help. I have made a conscious effort to designate 1 day a week to cooking with my girls. This week we really needed to load up on veggies so we made a yummy Minestrone soup that the whole family devoured. Read on to see my tips for including kids in the kitchen as well as the recipe to warm you up this winter.

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Gingerbread Fun- Books and Bites

Gingerbread Fun- Books and Bites

This month I turned into the Gingerbread man. I hosted a decorating party every weekend so my house and car was concerted into a candy factory. I could have stopped to build a house at a moment’s notice (not that that’s a skill that actually comes in handy). I couldn’t let the month end without sharing one of my favorite ‘Book & Bites’ pairing. Check out my favorite gingerbread story and recipe on the blog- even if you have to archive it to use next year.

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Fall Book & Bites- Cheesy Leaf Crackers

Fall Book & Bites- Cheesy Leaf Crackers

There are so many reasons to love Fall and I don’t think I’ve met a person that doesn’t enjoy the season. There is something wonderful about the transition occurring in nature and magical about the colors swirling around us. Watching Fall through my girls eyes amplifies the splendor. Read more to see our favorite Fall books and a fun food craft to enjoy making and snacking on.

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Two pie recipes you should make this weekend

Two pie recipes you should make this weekend

Every year, the week before Thanksgiving, I love to gather women together in the kitchen to make pies. I love creating community in the kitchen where everyone can come together with a common goal and enjoy each others company uninterrupted. Rather than hosting my workshop this year, I partnered with Wilson homes to give you a peek inside my home and am sharing 2 of my favorite recipes for you to try at home this Thanksgiving. Since Apple and Pumpkin pie are pretty quintessential, here are two fail proof recipes for you to try. I am also sharing my thoughts on homemade vs. store bought crusts.

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I heard it through the Grapevine- CA Raisin Season

I heard it through the Grapevine- CA Raisin Season

I grew up (in North Carolina) watching the California Raisins sing I Heard it Through the Grapevine, listening to my mom tell stories about life in sunny CA, and hearing how amazing it is to eat avocados year round. At the young age of 6, I desperately wished I lived in California. Little did I know that I would spend my adult life in the golden state. I love exploring our beautiful state and have made it my mission to share with my kids and students where our food comes from. Most recently I had the opportunity to learn more about how raisins are made. Read more to see the process along with a recipe for yummy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that your kiddos can help you bake.

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