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Rainy Day Fun making “Summertime Jam”

Winter in Florida isn’t like winter everywhere else.  I have worn shorts on Christmas day more times than I can remember.  However, even this year has been unusually warm.  So much so, that we promised our kids a day of paddle boarding and kayaking on JANUARY 2!!!  Considering how warm (downright HOT!) it’s been, we …

Kid-Tested Mains Uncategorized

Moerlein Lager House & Pork & Tomatillo Stew

We live far from the lights, action, hustle & bustle of a large city, so our kids have never seen true skyscrapers, taxis, or even mounted police officers.

Food Preservation Kid-Tested Uncategorized

Forget the Cookies & Ornaments…Round 2

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about holiday gifts for teachers, the boys and I have been doing this for 11+ years, and I don’t think we’ve ever repeated a project.  Several people have mentioned having teachers who were diabetic, and as a diabetic, I can relate.  We are inundated by sugary sweets during the …

Desserts Kid-Tested Uncategorized

Ean’s Award Winning Cake…Chocolate-Peanut Butter Explosion

As previously mentioned today, boys should be taught to cook.  Boys should, not only be able to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but they should also be able to prepare dessert. When Ean first decided that he wanted to bake a cake for 4-H, I asked him to decide the flavor and style.  Then, I …

Just My Thoughts... Kid-Tested Mains Uncategorized

Boys Can Cook Too!

Maybe it’s because I grew up with a brother who could, and still can, cook anything he wants or needs.  Maybe it’s because I cook, and I only have sons. Either way, I have a firm belief that both of my boys should learn to cook and be comfortable in a kitchen.  Sadly, too many …

Breads Kid-Tested Uncategorized

Looking for kid-friendly kitchen project? Try Bread-in-a-Bag

The first time I ever made bread, I was 8 years old.  My granny and I made a pineapple quick bread.  By the time I was 9 years old, I’d graduated from quick breads and learned to make yeast bread.  My aunt was the 4-H adviser in our community, and my granny had been a …

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