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Filed under Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Cooking Skills, Easter, Food patterns and eating habits, Gifts, Halloween, Holidays, Party ideas, Recipes

cooking around the calendarKids cooking and eating patterns change with the seasons. During springtime they are more apt to want lighter and brighter foods.

Author Amy Houts, in her book Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids — Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun, offers a wide choice of foods that deliver springtime flavors.  For May Day, Mother’s Day, Independence Day, and just about every occasion in-between, these recipes will get kids in the kitchen whipping up their creations.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Filed under Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Cooking Skills, Healthy food practices, Recipes

width="300"When kids come home from school, where do they usually go first? To the kitchen, of course! They are starved. They want something – anything- that is ready to eat, right?

Kids need a jolt of nutrition at this time of day. It helps if moms and kitchens are ready for the burst of activity when they come home. Kids want to know “Where’s the food?”!

Here are 3 how-to’s that can set the stage for encouraging your children to snack smart without any lectures about healthy foods from you:

Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Filed under Cookbooks, Free Offer, Recipes, Recommendations, Regional food

shop black bridesmaid dressesI’m excited to announce a new regional community cookbook just published: Cooking in the Midwest – A Collection of Favorite Recipes from the Heartland by Nancy Lantz.

What foods immediately come to mind when you think of the Midwest?

It’s considered the “breadbasket of the nation” so you know much of the basic food eaten comes from this section of the country. It includes Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Illinois and Indiana.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Filed under Apple recipes, Apples, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Cooking Skills, Recipes

 

It’s apple season and I want to share two delicious recipes with you from my new apple cookbook that are tailor-made for cooking with kids.

Sauteed apples are good to serve with ham, sausage, or pork. They are really easy to make and are good on their own as well. Any of these apples will work well: Rome, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Pippin Gold, Braeburn, Northern Spy, Gravenstein, Rhode Island Greening, York Imperial, and Cortland.

Sauteed Apples

2 teaspoons butter
2 firm, tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
Pinch of cinnamon, if desired

Comments (1) Posted by Lee on Friday, September 19th, 2014

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country-smaller-size1Cooking Around the Country with Kids
By Amy Houts
Images Unlimited Publishing
$19.95

This review of the book, Cooking Around the Country with Kids – USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities was written by Joan Leotta, journalist, in the Myrtle Beach Sun News

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, May 19th, 2014

Filed under Books, Cooking and kids, Recipes

CookCalenderCooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun is the newly revised and updated childrens’ cookbook just back from the printers! This book helps children celebrate the changing seasons with great tasting food and fun activities.

For this season of spring, the author Amy Houts has included food for April Foods, EasterMay Day, Mothers Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Fathers Day.

Here is a recipe for May Day taken from the book:

Strawberry Parfait
1 pint fresh strawberries
1/4 cup granola
ONE of the following:
2 cups vanilla pudding
1 pint vanilla ice cream
12 ounces cottage cheese
16 ounces yogurt

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Filed under Cooking and kids, Cooking Skills, Recipes, Teenagers cooking

iStock_000004855269_SmallDo your children help in the kitchen? Young children are often excited about mixing and stirring. Older children perhaps not so much. But have you asked them and encouraged them?

Most children love to “help” in the kitchen. Their help may not always be appreciated but their enthusiasm should be encouraged. Being excited about working in the kitchen is a good trait for any child.

Here are three good ways to get kids to show up and contribute.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, January 24th, 2014

Filed under Apple recipes, Apples, Books, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Publishing, Recipes

Another year has slipped away and we take stock of what we have accomplished. There are always things we wish we had done during the year. But in looking back, I see two things I did this 2013 that make me most proud. Now I can say, “Wow! You really did get that done”!

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Filed under Cookbooks, Holidays, Recipes
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Kids can make and enjoy this refreshing treat on the 4th of July. This cool and colorful slushie will quench their thirst as they take a break from setting off all those firecrackers.

Here is the recipe from Amy Houts’s childrens cookbook: Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids: Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun:

First, she writes: “Families all across America gather on July fourth to celebrate freedom. Bands march and drums beat. It’s a time for picnics and fireworks. For an Independence Day celebration, plan to serve a refreshing frozen treat. This will help you and your child cool down and supply extra water the body needs in hot weather.

Comments (1) Posted by Lee on Monday, July 1st, 2013

Filed under Books, Cookbooks, Health, Healthy food practices, Recipes

Some say the flu is winding down. Whether this is true or not, there are some age-old tested methods of helping reduce the effects of cold and the flu. One of these has to do with an old stand-by – chicken soup.

Chicken soup is a common classic comfort food ...

This soup is known to help alleviate the symptoms of colds and flu. Others say chicken soup strengths the immune system. We know that good health starts with a well functioning immune system.

Here is an easy recipe from Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun by Amy Houts. Yes, even children can make this soup, known as the go-to comfort food.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, January 28th, 2013

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