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Strawberry Shortcake to Celebrate Friendship

Celebrating Friendship It’s almost Valentine’s day, and for cooking class I wanted to do something special to cherish love and friendship. In my country that’s what Valentine”s day is actually called: “Day of Love and Friendship,” therefore I chose to do Strawberry Shortcake, my husband’s favorite treat, pairing it up … 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

S’more Lollipops to go camping with Millie Fierce

This week, cooking class with I and Z was a lot of fun, as I put together a combo of a camping trip story along with S’more lollipops, based on an idea I saw on Pinterest. As the S’more lollipops were super easy to make, I decided to take pictures … Continue reading

Spicy Somethin’ Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins

Last month, for kid’s cooking class, we tried and make Pumpkin muffins, after reading a really cute Halloween book called Somethin’ Pumpkin, by Scott Allen and illustrated by Jimmy Pickering. The book is a very funny romp on all the different uses pumpkins can have during the spooky month of … Continue reading

Dia de Muertos

Today, November 2nd, in Mexico we celebrate the day of the dead, or Dia de Muertos. It is a pre-Hispanic tradition that was adopted and transformed by the Catholic missionaries, so now the festivity has a lot of religious aspects to it. However, religious or not, it is a day … Continue reading

French Lemon Cake and a Perrault Fairy tale

This week we’re back in France, traveling through children’s literature and cooking. When I was preparing my “cooking class” last weekend, I decided I wanted to read to the girls one of my favorite fairytale books from when I was growing up: Fairytales from around the world, illustrated by Adrienne … Continue reading

Fancy Nancy’s Delectable Chocolate Devil’s food Cupcakes

Finally, after spring break, mother’s day and life in general, we’ve resumed cooking classes paired with books for little Miss I and her friend Z. This past week we decided to read from one of Little Miss I’s favorites to pair up with a recipe, so we pulled out of … Continue reading

Issa’s Sweetish Pancakes

This weekend Little Miss I came to me and said she had a recipe of her own, and she wanted to make it for me (and publish it in this blog, of course). When I asked what her dish was called, I heard “Swedish pancakes.” However, when I inquired about … Continue reading

Russian Spice Cookies and the Magic Nesting Doll Story

Earlier this week my daughter pulled out of her bookcase one of her favorite stories, “The Magic Nesting Doll,” by Jacqueline K. Ogburn and illustrated by Laurel Long. Little Miss I first saw this book at our local library, but we both liked it so much that I bought it … Continue reading