Children in the Kitchen

A great way to get kids excited about cooking is with involvement. Unfortunately, many adult cookbooks simply do not cut it, which is why I decided to do a search to find some great kids cookbooks. After all, spending time in the kitchen “cooking” with mom or dad is actually fun to most kids. In addition to spending quality time together, creating a wonderful bond, you are also teaching your children much-needed life skills. -There’s a Chef in my Soup – Written by Emeril, this cookbook is great for the entire family. With easy to follow illustrations in this 242-page … Continue reading

Give The Gift of a Cookbook Treasury

One of my favorite gifts to give is a yearly Cookbook Treasury. Using scrapbook supplies, craft items and a hand picked album, you can give a gift that keeps on giving throughout the entire year. Getting Started: Gather all the recipes your family adores, perhaps even traditional recipes served at family functions and anything your own family just can’t get enough of. Remember to include items for each individual section – Soups and Salads, Desserts, Main Dishes, Appetizers, Snacks, etc. It’s your choice how you break them up. You Will Then Need: An album or binder in the size of … Continue reading

The Bible As A Cookbook—A Recipe For Success

Have you ever thought of the Bible as a cookbook? Okay, some may consider its contents recipes for spiritual growth, but I’m talking about actual food recipes. Yes, there is that recipe for flat bread in the Book of Genesis, but according to authors Anthony Chiffolo and Rayner Hesse Jr. (an Episcopal priest at St. John’s Church in New Rochelle, New York) the Bible has much more to offer the culinary world than that one recipe. You can read all about it in Chiffolo and Hesse’s newly published “Cooking With The Bible – Biblical Food, Feasts and Lore.” It’s a … Continue reading

Kraft Food & Family Magazine: Free cookbook and free food!

Editor’s note: This blog was originally published in September 2006. is not associated with Kraft, and any inquiries about magazine subscriptions should be directed to Kraft Food and Family is a quarterly magazine chock full of recipes and great serving ideas. You can subscribe to receive it every season by snail mail. In addition to receiving this great, full-color, magazine complete with product news and recipes, you can also receive free samples of Kraft products and free coupons for Kraft products. About once every month or two, they send out a survey (via email) with approximately ten questions … Continue reading