Edible Art: Gorgeous Holiday Cookies

The trouble with doing kids’ projects on a Mudpie Mama deadline means the family may or may not be in the mood to participate, but I have no choice. I crack the whip, order them to the table where the project supplies are laid out and I command them to have fun and create something. […]

Manners Matter! Kitchen Table Etiquette for Kids

My 3-year-old grandson and I were eating dinner together. His father is British and manners matter in their household. “It’s important not too chew with your mouth open,” I said to Finn. “Like this,” and I smacked and chomped noisily, a little piece of chicken dangling from my lips. Finn looked at me solemnly. “That’s […]

Baking with Kids: Easy Yogurt Cake with Berries

    If baking with kids sounds overwhelming, messy and experimental at best, what if I told you that my not-quite-three year old made that beautiful creation pictured above. By himself. Every last detail was done by his little hands, while mine stayed clean and on my husband’s camera as I snapped some shots of the […]

10 Minute Blackberry Syrup

Serve up the love! This is fantastic on pancakes or ice cream. What you will need: 3 cups blackberries 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice Stir together the blackberries, sugar, lemon juice and water in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat […]

10 Healthy Kid Snacks for the New Year

  Nutrition has been a hot topic in every class I’ve held this year, so I thought you would appreciate these great ideas for healthy kid snacks for the new year. What healthy snack ideas have you used with your children? Please share! We are in this together! Diced cheese with pretzel sticks (fun to poke and […]

Warming up Fall with Thai Pumpkin Soup and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This Thai Pumpkin soup recipe is one of my favorite parts of fall. Its simple to make, nutritious, filling and delicious….and looks great in a pumpkin! There are several pumpkin soup recipes out there, like these: Thai-Pumpkin Coconut soup,  Thai-Pumpkin soup. This recipe my friends and I have tweaked. It’s the best, due to its ease and […]

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