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Filed under Cooking and kids, I Love to Cook Club, Menus, Recipes

Since the last post had to do with breakfast, here is a “warmer upper” super breakfast recipe idea.

Best French Toast

4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

8 slices bread ( use the firmest, densest bread you have)

Wash eggs and break them into small shallow bowl. Beat with egg beater. Add milk and vanilla and beat again.

In a fry pan over medium heat, melt butter (ask adult to help).

Soak each slice in the egg/milk mixture until each is thoroughly saturated. Brown bread in fry pan about 4 minutes on each side. It should be a nice brown color.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Filed under Cooking and kids, Food patterns and eating habits, Menus

It’s late and the bus is coming. “But you didn’t eat anything?”, your Mom yells. “I don’t have time,” you reply, “I’ll grab something from the machine at school”.

Is this how your morning goes?

You’ve heard it said that breakfast is an important meal of the day. It should give your body at least a third of the food needed every day.

If you don’t enjoy typical breakfasts of cereal and milk, toast, fruit, eggs or ham or bacon, what can you eat?

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Filed under Cooking and kids, Saving energy

This extremely cold winter has made our heating bills sky rocket. We need to do all we can to keep our gas and electric bills down as much as possible. When working in the kitchen, here are a few ways to conserve fuel, which saves money:

    • Choose the correct size pan to fit the size of the burner. If the pan is too small, extra heat will escape around it, thereby wasting energy.
    • Turn down the gas setting on your stove if the flame is visible on the sides of the pan.
    Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

    Filed under Cooking and kids, Holidays, Recipes

    Our kitchen had the most wonderful smell on Valentine’s Day – chocolate! We made cheese cakes and pies and candy for a large chocolate lovers event. I want to share with you one of the favorite pie recipes.

    Candy Bar Pie

    5 all-chocolate candy bars (can use bars with almonds if desired)
    16 regular marshmallows, cut up
    1/2 cup milk

    1/2 pint of whipping cream, or small container whipped topping

    graham cracker crust

    Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, February 15th, 2008

    Filed under Cooking and kids, Safety Practices

    This is the season when many kids have to miss school because of sickness. Practicing good personal hygiene when working with food helps prevent the spread of infections like colds and the flu.

    Properly washing hands with soap and hot water before cooking or anytime you handle food is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of bad germs. When you touch anything other than food you are working on, it’s necessary to wash hands. After handling raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs, wash hands. When you are interrupted to answer the phone, pet the dog, or use the bathroom, then it’s really important to wash hands thoroughly.

    Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, February 8th, 2008

    Filed under Cooking and kids, Menus, Safety Practices

    Hi gang!

    I couldn’t wait to get started collecting recipes. Today I want to share one of my favorite recipes. It’s so easy because you mix it up in the saucepan and it makes enough for a small family or for a few friends.

    It’s called: Look Mom – No-Sugar Date Bars

    1 cup dates
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup butter
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup chopped nuts
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, February 7th, 2008

    Filed under Cooking and kids, I Love to Cook Club

    Chef Crombie would like to hear about the favorite foods you prepare. By sharing your recipes, you can participate in theĀ  I Love to Cook Club.

    By printing off the recipes you can compile them into your very own cookbook. This can be a collection of recipes from your internet friends. You may even want to include your special interests and the reason why you like to make that particular recipe.
    Cookbooks have different categories. First lets start out with “Favorite Recipes” and then we’ll categorize them from there.

    OK, gang. Here is Chef Crombie waiting for your favorite recipes to roll in. . .

    Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

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