Category Archives: cooking with kids

Parmesan Crackers and Parmesan Straws

I think either of these would make a good dish to have for weekly tea with the children, the sort of tea where you do picture study, read a poem, or have a little read aloud or a discussion of your favourite reads that week. The sort of tea that might turn out like this. […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Crisps

These cookies are yummy, according to my mother, my daughter, my grandchildren, and me.  Meh, according the Prince of Pickiness, who includes cookies on his list of one million and twelve foods he professes to dislike. The recipe comes from a cookie cookbook my Sunday School teacher gave me in the seventies- we had a […]

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Cheese and Sausage Rolls: Appetizers

These are far from gourmet ingredients, but most people like them, and they don’t take a lot of time or money to make.  If you keep a loaf of bread and sausage you found on sale in the freezer, you can have a nice tray of appetizers ready in about half an hour. They also […]

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Of Motherhood, Pumpkins, & Time

“Almanzo asked Father why he did not hire the machine that did threshing. Three men had brought it into the country last fall, and Father had gone to see it. It would thresh a man’s whole grain crop in a few days. ‘That’s a lazy man’s way to thresh,’ Father said. ‘Haste makes waste, but […]

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Christmas Baking

To the right is a picture from one of my vintage children’s books, this one about living in Wales. The children in that picture are stirring the Christmas plum pudding- all the neighbors drop by to take a turn stirring, and then the family  will bake enough to share with all the neighbors, a charming […]

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