How to Boil Water: Bear Cooking School…a cub scout den meeting

Cooking is part of being a parent. Oddly, teaching kids how to cook rarely is. Sometimes a kid shows innate interest. Sometimes we make it so irresistible (chocolate cake batter, for instance) that the little people start sniffing around the kitchen looking for a beater to lick. But, taking the time to TEACH them …click to continue How to Boil Water: Bear Cooking School…a cub scout den meeting

Chocolate Cream Popsicles

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I bet you are hot and busy. I’m hot and busy. But, chocolate makes me happy. And, frozen treats make me happy. Therefore, chocolate popsicles make me happy, even when I’m hot and busy. They also, not surprisingly, make my kids very happy, too.

One of my earlier food memories is this…

When I …click to continue Chocolate Cream Popsicles

Sweet Mandarin Granita

Photograph of Mandarin Dessert in a Blue Dish

I love seedless mandarins. They are often sold by trade names like “cuties,” and they are cuties. They are easy to peel and they are incredibly sweet. My kids will eat them by the handful and they are a good sweet treat to keep me from, say, losing it and heading for the ice …click to continue Sweet Mandarin Granita

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Avert your eyes if you must…I’m busting out the Velveeta for a second or two. I’ve made a lot of macaroni and cheese in my day. I love macaroni and cheese. Obviously, my kids are fans. I have been known to break down and buy the box now and again, too, …click to continue Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Blackberry Lime Popsicles

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I considered alternative names for these popsicles such as Bloody Murder Pops, Don’t Touch Me Pops, Vampire Pops, Get That Out of My House Pops, and Half Naked in the Backyard Pops. I chose the straightforward Blackberry Lime Popsicles…boring, perhaps. But, since sugar and water are the only other ingredients in this creation, it …click to continue Blackberry Lime Popsicles

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