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Worked in film and TV for several years before having my two wonderful children. Now I try to bring that creative input into my home to raise my kids. Hope you enjoy following this journey!

Making Strudel Heart Pies

This past cooking class, I had three kids again… and as Valentine’s day is getting closer, we decided to put together a heart shaped treat. In the past I had made some really yummy Apple Hand Pies, so I decided to use that pastry dough, but this time I wanted … Continue reading

Movie Class – Learning About Story Conflict

What is the Story Conflict? We had our second Movie Class yesterday, and my little filmmakers explored what makes stories move forward and be interesting: The Story Conflict. Last week we talked about the Importance of Story. I had asked the kids to think over the week, as their homework, … Continue reading

Lemon Black Pepper Cornmeal Cookies

Have you ever tried weird flavor combinations? Like mixing Black Pepper and Lemon for making a delicious, crumbly, sweet cookie? If you haven’t, you should! We have a lemon tree in our backyard which produces huge lemons year-round. My sister-in-law gave us a wonderful book called Luscious Lemon Desserts by … Continue reading

The Wonderful Colorful World of Hervé Tullet

Colors and Design as a Game Have you ever seen or heard of Hervé Tullet’s picture books? They are a marvelous romp of color and whimsy, I had the pleasure of receiving Press Here as a gift for my daughter a few years back. Up to this day, and now … Continue reading

Chocolate Brownies Experiment!

Yesterday was Friday again, which means it was our weekly cooking class with the kids! This week we had Mr. J with us once more, as he had been asking to be part of the class again since last week. Because of that, I decided to do something he’d like … Continue reading

Banshee and Molten Chocolate cakes

After a long hiatus because of the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, we’re finally resuming our Friday cooking class with the kids! This time I dug out a recipe for Molten Chocolate Cakes I put together from a Belgian Cook book , also known as Chocolate Lava Cakes. I first … Continue reading