Archive for the ‘ Cooking with Kids ’

  •   Pencil in family fun with a back-to-school cake, and you’re sure to get good marks. The excitement is palpable in our house on the first day of school. After the long summer break, my children are eager to reunite with classmates and resume some of their favorite extra-curricular activities. But there are first-day jitters, as well, as they fret over what to wear, wonder who will be in their classes, and cross their fingers for teachers who don’t believe in homework. [...]

  • “I am a huge dork!” I exclaimed when I accepted the prize for winning the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. Why? You may be asking yourself… Well, because I got all teary eyed (A signature Bree move by the way). And again, I have to say, “I am a huge dork!” I was literally dancing around the kitchen when I made this Seared Scallops with Pineapple Avocado Salsa. It was that good and I am that [...]

  • I don’t know about you, but I am relatively new to the world of gluten-free baking. We are very fortunate to not have any food allergies in my family.  I have a super picky eater, but that is a different story. I do have a good friend who is slightly gluten intolerant, though. She doesn’t have Celiac Disease, but does notice slight problems when she eats foods containing gluten. We were meeting them for a [...]

  • Need a quick and easy supper? Something filling but light? A recipe that only takes 5 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to bake? Easy to eat and appealing to all ages? This recipe is for you! Using a packaged pizza crust, deli meats and cheeses, this stuffed loaf works well as a part of the meal when served with soup or salad. It will also stand alone supported by some chips and a cold [...]

  • When I was a kid, my parents went to the grocery store once a month.  They stuffed all five kids into the minivan and headed off to a neighboring city to stock up at  one of those warehouse markets.  Oh, how I dreaded those trips.  It seemed to take hours, and even when we finally got home, we still had to unload two overflowing grocery carts worth of groceries from the van and put everything [...]

  • Summertime is full of classic food pairings; hamburgers and potato salad, ribs and cole slaw, even corn dogs and ketchup. But what about dessert? Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting is one of America’s favorite food pairings of the moment, but standing (err… sweating) next to a hot oven baking said cake is decidedly un-summer. Instead, here’s a red velvet cake-inspired recipe that will impress your guests and keep you cool all at once: [...]