Pirate Sandwich

Pirate Sandwich WITH BACON, EGG & CHEESE Based on Treasure Islandby Robert Louis Stevenson “I’m a plain man; rum and bacon and eggs is what I want and that head up there for to watch ships off. What you mought call me? You mought call me captain.” (Chapter 1, Part One) Ahoy, matey! When you be […]

Green Tomato Salsa

Green Tomato Salsa GROWING A GARDEN DURING COVID-19 Based on the book Garden of Small Beginningsby Abbi Waxman Within months of purchasing our first home, the covid-19 crisis of 2020 gripped the world. We decided to plant a garden in our backyard and patio—tomatoes, summer squash, peppers and loads of herbs. It was both something to […]

Big Easy Dirty Rice

Big Easy Dirty Rice MISSING NEW ORLEANS? ME TOO. I grew up in New Orleans. If you’ve never visited the Big Easy, you’re missing out – the music, food, art and culture there are rich and spiced with good times and colorful characters. We don’t live there anymore, and only get to visit every couple […]

Upside-down Honey Cakes

Upside-down Honey Cakes BEAR WITH ME, HONEY. Based on the book Bear Wants Moreby Karma Wilson Are you familiar with the Bear Books by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman? My kids and l love reading the adventures of Bear and his animal friends. These sweet, rhyming stories follow Bear through hibernation, sick days, Christmas and being […]

Classic Rock Meatloaf

Classic Rock Meatloaf I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE… AND MEATLOAF 2020 has me a little nostalgic for simpler times. I find myself tuning into the classic rock station on the radio and turning down today’s pop. (Except for Lady Gaga – LOVE HER!) I’m probably dating myself, but some of the rock on that […]

Cheese Salad

Cheese Salad WHAT RHYMES WITH ORANGE? Based on the book Creepy Carrots!by Aaron Renyolds What do cheddar cheese and carrot have in common? They are both orange. Kids who are wary of vegetables will embrace this simple, crunchy salad. When coated in the dressing, it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between the cheese and the […]

Pear and Goat Cheese Quiche

Pear and Goat Cheese Quiche ALL FOR PIE, AND PIE FOR ALL! Based on All for Pie Pie for Allby David Martin All for Pie Pie for All by David Martin and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev got my family thinking about pie and its cousin, quiche. In the story, Grandma Cat makes a pie for her family. […]

Escargot Salad with Croutons & Vinaigrette

Escargot Salad with Croutons & Vinaigrette AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS: “ST. MARKS SALAD” Based on Escargotby Dashka Slater • Illustrated by Sydney Handson The students of St. Mark’s Episcopal School met with me today to write and make a recipe. We read the book Escargot by Dashka Slater and illustrated by Sydney Handson. Using Escargot’s journey to the salad […]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie HAPPY FALL Y’ALL Based on Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White and Toad and Frog All Year by Arnold Lobel If you haven’t been to your local coffee shop, you may have missed the memo that it’s Pumpkin Spice Season, y’all. This smoothie satisfies your need for fall flavor without the hefty coffee-shop price tag. Plus, […]

Thanksgiving Hash

Thanksgiving Hash TURKEY DAY DELIGHTS Based on Turkey Troubleby Wendy Silvano This recipe is inspired by the book Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano. In this adorable Thanksgiving tale, Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? Then he won’t get eaten. After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes […]

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