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Victorian Tea Time and Tales

A trip back to the Victorian Era This week in cooking and stories around the world, we made not only a trip to the Old Continent, but a trip in time too. As a lover of all things girly and dainty, Miss I loves her real china tea set, so … Continue reading

One of the Oldest Recipes in the World

After a week away because of an ear infection, we’re back on our trek around the world discovering recipes and stories. This time we’re going to Egypt, as Miss I has been asking to find a recipe from her favorite culture so far: The Ancient Egyptians. Ever since she was … Continue reading

Chasing Degas eating Cheating Chocolate Croissants

On our cooking class through books, today we went on a tour of Paris. We read Eva Montanari’s Chasing Degas, while waiting for our Cheating Chocolate Croissants to be ready to come out of the oven. I love Eva Montanari, and I’ve also reviewed another book by her here. Her … Continue reading

Discovering the Science of Yeast

Playing with Yeast It’s been a long time since we last had Make Day and cook up some science experiments for the kids, so we decided to literally cook this time and explore the Science of Yeast. To do so, we planned to do the same bread recipe 3 times, … 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

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

Making and decorating Gingerbread Men

Last Friday, I got the kids together for some Christmas baking, so we set to bake and decorate Gingerbread Men. As the day approaches for the Gingerbread house party, I decided to try two different types of Gingerbread: This week’s is inspired in a Gourmet magazine recipe that can be … Continue reading

Our Gingerbread House Tradition

Every year, since my daughter was born, I started our Gingerbread House Family tradition. As soon as December starts, we begin putting together our little Gingerbread House party to share with friends the joy of decorating these sweet treats. I’m not religious, so I don’t really celebrate Christmas. My parents … Continue reading