Showing posts with label recipe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipe. Show all posts

Friday, October 26, 2012

Learning to Cook

I have a real passion for baking and cooking, but I have no background skills. I love to expand my horizons and try new recipes and adjust them to what my picky family will like. I recently picked up a Food Network Magazine and noticed something I love. Near the front of their magazine they have a layout of all of the recipes with pictures and page numbers. My daughter, Abbie,  and I went through all the recipes picking several we wanted to try. Almost every day we did a new recipe and they were so delicious. I am hoping that I get a subscription to the Food Network Magazine for Christmas... and maybe a gift card or two to the local store. 

I figured I would go through and post the pics and the links to the recipes for everyone. Just click on the name of the recipe to be redirected to the recipe. 

Easy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons

This was so delicious. I did blend it before adding the Orzo, because my family doesn't like chunks of tomato or onion. It made it smoother and hid the ingredients. 

This was Abbie's favorite recipe. It was yummy. I made a belt out of aluminum foil to keep the shape of the shells. 

I liked it but the family didn't think it was seasoned enough. 
The fried sage was so amazing... it was crispy and flavorful. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hands on Day: Having fun with kid friendly experiments and food.

Milk and Soap Experiment:
What you need: Bowls, Milk, Cotton Swabs, Liquid Dish Detergent, and Food Dye.

What you do: Put a little milk in each bowl.

Help the children put about six drops of food coloring in their bowl of milk. (You can mix colors for fun conversation.)

Have them dip the end  of the cotton swab in liquid dish detergent. (Wipe off excess)
Place the end in the milk bowl. (The colors do this strange design, they can pick pu the end and place back in different parts of the bowl.)

This was a fun project to try. By having multiple cotton swabs available they can keep trying it. I would suggest this for 7 yrs plus.  One of the children was younger and wasn't able to listen to directions.

Baking Soda & Vinegar:
What you will need: Baking Soda, Vinegar, Food Coloring, and Bowls. 
 What you do: Put 1/4 cup of baking soda in the bowl. (Have them shake the bowl slightly to make the bottom evenly coated.)
 Put a lot of food coloring into the baking soda. (Mixing colors is good.)
 Pour vinegar into the bowl and watch it bubble up and change the colors. 

We were able to discuss acids and bases. We also discussed mixing colors to create new colors. 

Quick Personal Pizza's:
What you need: English Muffins, Pizza Sauce, Cheese, Preferred Toppings, and a Baking Sheet. 
What to do: Splint English Muffins in half and lay out on the baking sheet. 

Pour a little sauce on the English muffin and have child evenly distribute using a spoon. 

Have the child place a handful of cheese on top. 
Let the child choose and place on his or her toppings. 
Broil them in the oven.
Take out when cheese is bubbly. (When using raw meat make sure it is cooked all the way through.)
 Enjoy :) 
 This is a healthier alternative to regular pizza. You can make even better by using whole grain english muffins, you can use a low fat cheese, and you can use veggies on top. 

We broiled them but you could probably bake or use a toaster oven. Baking it would probably give it a harder crust. 

They ate all of them. I am definitely doing this again.