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At Christmastime we make so many varieties of cookies that often the sugar cookies, which the kids refer to as “Santa Cookies” don’t get the attention they deserve. In fact I tend to make a half batch so that I don’t waste too many. When Easter rolls around we LOVE to make our sugar cookies. [...]
The kids love it when I make them soft pretzels. The recipe is so easy to make with a couple of easy steps. If you have a large stand mixer the mixer does all the hard work. You can read about the recipe here. The kids like to help roll and shape the pretzels. This [...]
I know I have mentioned it to you before about my new food blog but my Mother was on the site the other week and couldn’t find the link. I have added an image in the sidebar. Click on it and see what we are up to.
We created our favorite Easter egg cookies again this past week. The kids love doing this every year. It is amazing to me how each one of them creates their own vision. They are always so different. Nothing better in the world than a blank canvas in which to create. I posted these on My [...]
I love to create fun cookies to give and eat. When I saw this recipe for chocolate chip cookies that included M&M’s I had to get a
On Sunday Annie asked to make cupcakes. She made the cupcakes from a box of cake mix and we let them cool. We decided to have a cupcake decorating contest with the cupcakes. We used our imaginations and some chocolate and vanilla frosting and came up with some amazing cupcakes. Since the kids are into [...]
I have decided to begin a food blog so that this blog is not cluttered with the post about the foods we love. You can catch all the action over here at myculinaryescapades.com. You can see the fun rainbow cookies the kids and I created today along with many of your favorite recipes from 6browns.
Last week our neighbor and good friend Becca graduated from high school. The kids love and adore her. We stopped by the other day to congratulate her and celebrate. We made her some pink and purple ribbon jello with a banner of her name on it. She seemed to enjoy it. The neighborhood will be [...]
I have had so many compliments over the rainbow jello that was featured at Madeline’s party. I have made this jello tons of times but this was the first time with the entire rainbow featured. This is not a hard recipe to make, it just takes oodles of time. The rainbow jello took 5 hours [...]
This year when I asked Madeline what she wanted to do for her birthday I was overjoyed when she responded with something other than a monkey party. This year she chose a Unicorn party, a Rainbow party, and a nacho party all in one. We started planning her party and found that the only place [...]
For a while now I have been meaning to make some homemade pasta with the kids. I learned how to make it from my Grandmother and I wanted to show my kids how just eggs, salt and flour can make noodles. We worked on it for several hours and everyone was interested in different stages. [...]
The Girls received a Easy Bake Oven from Aunt Sabrina for Christmas. We finally had a chance to try it out Saturday night. Kimberly made a party cake with vanilla icing and Mimi made a yellow cake with chocolate icing. Good thing about Easy bake cakes is that they are small. That way when they [...]
Today the kids and I decided to make some chocolate covered strawberries. We melted chocolate chips, since that is what we had on hand, and some leftover white almond bark from Christmas. I dipped the strawberries and then we decorated with white chocolate. Annie made the happy face and Kimberly made the polka dot one [...]
Today we made some interesting cookies. It all started with a standard chocolate cookie batter, but instead of putting chocolate chips in I put out bowls of chips and candies. Then I gave each child a dollop of dough and told them they could mix in something. Annie cutting an Andes mint to mix in [...]
Today was the first day of Christmas vacation and while the kids were cleaning their rooms I made some salt dough. The Girls are getting older and paying more attention to detail so I knew their ornaments would be great. I made a candy cane ornament to show them how to use the different colors [...]
This weekend Annie and I decided to get on some of our holiday baking. We like to have treats around the entire month. We made peppermint bark and white trash (though our white trash is made with cashews only due to a peanut allergy). Here is Annie helping me spread the chocolate for the peppermint [...]
Recently I purchased a grill grid for grilling veggies. Last night I finally got a chance to try it out. They were so delicious and sweet. There are onions, mushrooms and bell peppers on there. I lightly tossed them in olive oil and salt and pepper. I stirred them around a couple of times on [...]
Not to worry those are Wilton Food Writers. They made the Girls day!
I think it is best that before you read this post you first click the slice of bacon to the left of this post title. It will really help you get the full idea of how much bacon we are talking about. Now on with the bacon tale. Saturday night Bill and I went to [...]
One of my goals for the Girls this summer was to give them more exposure to cooking. Last night Annie made dinner, mostly on her own. We had flautas (the premade type from Costco), grapes and refried beans with cheese. Certainly a meal very easy to prepare and a perfect one for Annie. She opened [...]« Previous Entries