Cooking Ideas

By Guest Author Patrick Doud One of my five-year-old’s favorite pastimes is pretending to cook. Manhandling the folding metal stepstool into place (which, he would tell you if you were there to see it, shows how strong he is), he takes all the spices off the shelves, pulls half the cans and jars from the […]

Chili in the Crock Pot

During the busy month of December, the crock pot is my best friend.  I’ve found that learning great recipes for the crock-pot is a lifesaver. It’ so easy to just throw everything in and let it cook.  If you want to get your son(s) involved, let him throw everything in.  When you return from work, […]

Cooking with the Boys

I had a crazy day yesterday. Not the typical craziness that I usually experience. My kitchen was invaded by 4 local chefs who cooked and fortunately cleaned too – for a new local TV show called Come Dine With Me. At 9 am 7 people rolled in, arms loaded with camera equipment, food, pans and […]