Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids: Summer lunch ideas

Cooking with Kids: Summer lunch ideas

As I sit here writing this blog, it’s hot; the fans are on and my family and I are scantily dressed due to the hot weather. Summers are hot and honestly, nobody really wants to eat much. If my kids really had their way, lunches would consist of either just watermelon or popsicles. But, busy […]

Earth Day Treats and Sweets: Super Easy Sugar Cookies

Earth Day Treats and Sweets: Super Easy Sugar Cookies

Earth Day is April 22. I am always on the lookout for fun and easy ways to celebrate these various (Spring) holidays with my little cuties. Savannah is three and a half, and Emma Kate recently turned two — which means I usually try to keep our celebrations relatively simple. These Earth Day Sugar Cookies […]

SFM Recipe Roundup: Cookies, Goodies, and Candies, oh my!

SFM Recipe Roundup: Cookies, Goodies, and Candies, oh my!

With the countdown to Christmas dwindling far too quickly, some of the gals at Simply Family Magazine kindly offered to share some of their favorite Christmas recipes for cookies, goodies, and candies (oh my!). And so, as you prepare to transform your kitchen into a Christmas goody creating machine, perhaps you’d like to give a […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Tips and Recipes

Kids in the Kitchen: Tips and Recipes

If you’re like me, the thought of kids in the kitchen makes you cringe. Flour all over the floor, multiple bowls used, food wasted and a mess left for you to clean up. If you’ve read some of my blogs and articles with Simply Family Magazine, you probably know I’m an avid cook, occasional baker, […]

Halloween Goodies: Halloween Sprinkle Marshmallows

Halloween Goodies: Halloween Sprinkle Marshmallows

Recently I found myself in need of inspiration for treats to make for a Halloween Party Cake Walk – they specifically said it didn’t have to be cake – and so I turned to Pinterest. Hoping for something cute, unique and easy to package while still being attractive in its packaging, I was nearly overwhelmed […]

Summer Yum! Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

Summer Yum! Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

Nothing quite says summer like juicy red watermelon slices! That’s where the inspiration for these Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats came from. They are the perfect sweet treat to serve at a backyard BBQ or summer birthday party.  The best part is they’re super simple to make! Here’s the recipe: Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients~ Green […]

Cook This! Summer Lunch, Snack, and Dessert Recipes

Cook This! Summer Lunch, Snack, and Dessert Recipes

Now that it’s warm, the kids are out of school – or almost out, it’s time to get outside and enjoy a picnic together! Following are three recipes that pair well with the pinwheel wraps that were featured in SFM’s June Cook This column. During the hot summer months nothing beats cool fresh vegetables with […]

Cooking with Kids: 3 Easy Recipes

Cooking with Kids: 3 Easy Recipes

In our house, we love food! I grew up in the Pacific Northwest where fresh produce and seafood were abundant and my dad worked in the food industry, to top it off. I have a deep appreciation for food. My dad and grandma taught me to cook and my mom taught me to can. I […]

Easter Traditions and Treats

Easter Traditions and Treats

Springtime is such a beautiful time of year. Living in Montana, our winters are long and we are always eager to see the sunshine and green growth. As Easter nears we’re all looking for crafts/activities and goodies to create and share with our loved ones. Today we’re sharing a special craft that my friend and […]