What is Demi Glace? I am a huge fan of demi-glace for preparing classic sauces like mushroom or peppercorn sauce but I have to warn you, it is a huge process to make classic demi glace at home. It is not for the faint of heart but well worth the effort – at least once. […]
Kids Can Cook
I’ve been teaching my kids to cook since they were very young children. Sometimes they learned from just hanging out and watching and then there were the times I tried lecturing them which never worked.
Turns out they both are great eaters and are beginning to enjoy their time in the kitchen with or without me. I can’t say for sure, but I’m pretty sure they’ve developed their taste for good food by learning how to cook.
Kids Can Cook -The Benefits of Teaching Your Kids How To Cook Every week I receive emails from parents interested in finding cooking and baking classes for their kids. Some are interested in a one time cooking lesson, some want to hold a birthday party, some are looking for a summer cooking camp. Then there […]
Easy Pasta Dish With Easy Cleanup! Can You Really Make A Pasta Dish With Tasty Sauce With No Water? I found this one-pot pasta idea on Facebook, found a recipe and sent it to my oldest daughter. My wife was out of town so she decided to make it for dinner. We had all the ingredients […]
Helping A High School Senior Learn How to Cook A few weeks ago, my next door neighbor, Nat, asked me to mentor him throughout his 14-day high school senior project. Students could pick any project they wanted, and Nat decided to teach himself how to cook. Nat chose a different meal to cook each night […]
Helping Nat Learn How To Cook A couple of weeks ago, one of the neighborhood kids asked me if I could mentor him with his high school senior project. Nat wanted to learn how to cook so he is setting his goal to cook 14 different meals representing different cuisines and ingredients each night. Some […]
Chocolate Cake in a Mug My wife’s sister Judy sent us four gorgeous mugs with zip lock bags filled with what looked like instant coco powder. There were also little packets of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, crushed candy cane and cinnamon chips. Hmm, I thought, this looks interesting, but what is it? Caught up […]
Find a Cooking School for your child in you state More and more kids are getting interested in learning how to cook. Although I am a huge fan of teaching your children how to cook at home, there are some excellent commercial cooking schools now available to our young adults. Here is a growing list […]
My Daughter Make Me A Milkshake – Yeah! When I arrived home this morning after a visit with Meg to the Farmer’s Market, I was greeted with a banana caramel milkshake my 14 year old daughter prepared for me. She was thumbing through a teen magazine, saw this inviting concoction and decided she had to […]
My Daughter Makes This Cinnamon Coffee Cake Yesterday my 12-year-old daughter decided she wanted to make a cinnamon coffee cake recipe she received at school from one of her friends. She loves to bake and is a big fan of the Cake Boss television series. I’m not a baker so it’s great having her in […]
Kid Friendly Cobb Salad When you think of cooking with kids, you might shy away from knives, ovens and stoves and maybe just stick to sandwiches. I fully understand why you may follow that tactic and respect your decision. However, when I cook with my girls, I want the opportunity to not only spend quality […]
How Cooking Can Help Improve Your Child’s Basic Intellect Vocabulary development, reading comprehension, counting, adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying, measurement, fractions, spatial relations, sequencing, logical thinking, prediction, cause and effect, chemistry. No, that’s not a list of the skills your child will be developing in third grade this year.It’s a list of all of the skills […]