Star Wars in the Kitchen: Very Little Use of the Force Required

No one has to ask my kids twice if they want pancakes. Or cookies. Or cupcakes. Or pretty much anything sweet. Combine their passion for goodies with their obsession for Star Wars (my three boys range in age from 10 to 6, and "obsession" is putting it mildly), and just try and keep them out ...

A Brand of Therapy I Can Endorse

By Monday, January 10, 2011 0 No tags Permalink 0

Over the course of our relationship, my husband has done some seriously touching things that show me how carefully he pays attention and how thoroughly he cares.  For instance, we had been dating only a short time when I found out that my favorite toothpaste was being discontinued.  I'm disturbingly brand-loyal, and had bought up ...

What Do You Mean I’d Only Need to Cook Once a Month?

Who only cooks once a month?  Someone with a personal chef?  A person who works in a restaurant?  Certainly not a busy mother of four Bottomless Petes who routinely insist that I, you know, feed them!  Well Mary Beth Lagerborg and Mimi Wilson insist that it can be done.  According to them, you can grocery shop ...

Quickest, Easiest, Kid-Friendliest Dessert EVER!

By Tuesday, January 4, 2011 0 , , , , Permalink 0

I know it's not really cooking, but I love a quick dessert that basically entails dumping a bunch of ingredients together, mixing and refrigerating.  It's especially handy to have something you can whip together quickly for those spur-of-the-moment invitations that crop up from time to time.  Here's my winter stand-by: PUMPKIN MOUSSE 1 lg. can of pureed ...

Grooming My Future Competitive Eaters

Living in the midwest, we don't cook outside anywhere near as often in the winter, and I really miss the taste of grilled food, as well as the expanded menu offerings that come from outdoor cooking.  So when I stumbled across the Nathan's Reversible Stovetop Grill & Griddle while Christmas shopping, I just couldn't pass it up.  ...