Fun in the Family Kitchen

I’m a big believer in having children help out in the kitchen. For one thing, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s fun to have company. For another, while kids cook they learn about science, measuring, and chemistry. I also think it is part of my parenting job to teach them at least basic kitchen skills. Later in life they will need to feed themselves and their own families. I picked up The Family Kitchen: Easy and Delicious Recipes for Parents and Kids to Make and Enjoy Together by Debra Ponzek. After looking her book, I’m even … Continue reading

Document Those Family Traditions and Recipes

Kids grow up way too fast, and before we know it they start heading off to college and making lives of their own. Soon after, they may begin starting their own families, and they will likely want to incorporate some favorite family traditions and recipes into their holiday celebrations. While most traditions are things they will remember, it’s still a nice idea to put together a little holiday journal that includes favorite photos, funny or inspiring quotes of things family member or friends have said, and special recipes. If you’re like me, you may not always follow an exact recipe, … 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