Pantry Essentials

Pantry Essentials

Pantry Essentials Don’t let your cupboard go bare! Keep these supplies on hand.  The pantry—where the magic begins. Be sure to keep your pantry (and while you are at it, the fridge and freezer)stocked with these healthy items that can be incorporated quickly into a...
Mardi Gras Truffles

Mardi Gras Truffles

Mardi Gras Truffles Beads and Blong – Its a Mardi Gras Thing! Inspired by the book, Happy Mardi Grasby Cornell Landry • Illustrated by Sean Gautreaux Inspired by the giant plastic beads on the prized throws we catch at parades during Carnival, these lemony...
Kohlrabi Soup

Kohlrabi Soup

Kohlrabi Soup Based on the book How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper Described as smart, darkly funny and life-affirming, this debut novel by Richard Roper is about taking chances – even when we feel we have the most to lose.  Towards the end of the book, there...
PS I Love You Sugar Cookies

PS I Love You Sugar Cookies

PS – I Love You Sugar Cookies Based on I Love You Through and Through by Carolyn Jane Church One of our favorite and first books is I Love You Through and Through by Carolyn Jane Church. The simple rhyming story lists all the qualities that we love our children...
Apple, Celery and Fennel Mashed Potatoes

Apple, Celery and Fennel Mashed Potatoes

Apple, Celery & Fennel Mashed Potatoes Based on When Good Fruit Goes Bad by Vernon D. Gibbs II This twist on a classic side dish (mashed potatoes) is inspired by the new children’s book When Good Fruit Goes Bad by Vernon D. Gibbs II. This tongue in cheek tale...
“Smac” and Cheese (Spaghetti Squash and Cheese)

“Smac” and Cheese (Spaghetti Squash and Cheese)

“Smac” and Cheese spaghetti squash and cheese Based on how to wash a wooly mammoth by Michelle Robinson Jacqueline Taylor, who illustrated my storybook cookbooks Cooking with Mother Goose and Celebrating with Mother Goose, gave us the step by step...