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Dirt cake, version 2.0 Dirt cake, version 2.0

I made dirt cake for the first time a few years ago when my son was 6 years old. I served it in beach buckets with shovels. It looked so real–—it was totally believable to be dirt–that my boy refused to try it even after he saw all of licking our fingers. This year the cake […]

Kids cookbooks: Part 2 Kids cookbooks: Part 2

So… I ended up buying this book… (Because I had a store credit at Williams-Sonoma and I really don’t need anything from the store right now.) My son’s reaction as he unwrapped the gift and saw the book cover picking through the paper wrap was “Is this a gift for me or for my sister?” […]

Why do I try so hard? Why do I try so hard?

I try so hard to make food that everyone will like, especially the kids. Then one day, out of the blue, I recalled a noodles with cottage cheese dish that my grandma used to make for me when I was little. Out of sheer laziness I cooked that for my kids—I had no better plan […]

A little trip to Portland: Part 2 A little trip to Portland: Part 2

The second day of our trip began with a continental breakfast at the hotel’s lounge. Fresh pastries, bagels, fresh orange and grape juice, good coffee… buffet style. I’m not a big fan of the “all you can eat” deal because it makes me eat more then I need, especially when fresh and made-just-right (not too […]

The fancy dinner The fancy dinner

“smush kidney beans with sour cream makes a rely good FANCY dinner with music like in a resturant with fruit all  urawnd the table.” My son typed that. Translation: Smooshing kidney beans with sour cream makes a really good FANCY dinner with music like in a restaurant with fruit all around the table. The other […]

Tips to Encourage Good Eating Tips to Encourage Good Eating

Some kid-friendly tips: Love and appreciation of food Teach your kids to love food by treating food with respect. Show them how much you enjoy your meal. Talk about the food – how it looks, how it tastes, the texture, (if needed) how can you can cook it better next time, etc. This country has […]