Life Skills with Toddlers: Kitchen Tasks & Cooking

It's been quite some time, about a year in fact, since I last talked about the life skills we're harnessing in Monkey Boy. If you're fairly new around here, check out the link to my previous posts on the subject....more

Lasagna Rolls with Homemade Sauce in 30 Minutes

Pasta is good. It can be really good. But, it's also varied.You can have red sauce (with or without meat), white sauce, cream sauce, cheese sauce. There's just so many ways that pasta can be made. Hun loves pasta, hands down, it's one of his favorite meals. He likes it because it's quick and simple. He even introduced me to homemade butter noodles, which is exactly how it sounds - noodles with butter....more

Cooking With Sweet Potatoes: Tips and Tricks

Cooking with Sweet Potato: Tips and Tricks Have you ever tried a new food, only to fall head over taste buds and become a self-professed addict?...more

Master of My Domain But Not a "Master Chef"

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

It’s Christmas tradition, right?  Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.  I’ve done it every year…Well, not so much when it’s a minor heat wave and 65 degrees on Christmas Day.  If I had even attempted to light a fire inside we would have had to break out the shorts and tank tops and my household would have been in open revolt....more

Introduce Your Grandchildren to the Joy of Cooking


Tasty Sausage Alfredo


Happy Thanksgiving to Me


Turkey Spinach Meatballs Recipe


The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ Cooking Mistake: An Overcrowded Pan

Overcrowding a pan is a common cooking mistake that can ruin your entire meal. If you've been working and slaving away in the kitchen and can't seem to figure out why good recipes keep causing you disappointment, I can help you: Give your food some space....more