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Fried Bread

  Mom called these scones; most just call it fry bread.  They are a summer tradition in our family; we grew up with a coal/wood burning cookstove,and baking bread was completely out of the question in the summer months. Fry bread, however, was not.  If you’re not up to making your own dough, you have &hellip Continue reading »

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Peep Nests and Peep Science

  Peep Nests This use of Peeps is not so exciting nor so entertaining as the Dueling Peep Microwave Battle, but it’s probably more socially acceptable .   Tips: You can’t possibly use too much butter. Butter your hands, spoons, everything (EVERYTHING). This is going to be messy. While it’s important to work quickly, you &hellip Continue reading »

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Little Helpers

I think kids should help out in the kitchen as frequently as possible. In order to convince you that this is true and good, I’m sharing a picture of Bug.   Yes, she’s covered in flour. Yes, she has squished blueberries in her toes. Yes, I had to watch her so closely that the recipe &hellip Continue reading »

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Going Green (For St. Patrick’s Day)

Leprechauns invaded our home during the wee hours of the morning. They broke into my pantry, swiped my potatoes, and hid them throughout the house. The milk was green. My fresh-baked loaf of bread was green. Try eating a tuna salad sandwich on green bread. I dare you. Does anyone know of an earth-friendly, “green” &hellip Continue reading »

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A Few Christmas Vacation Science Projects

Looking for something fun to do with the kids over Christmas break? Here are a few science projects I’ve found on the web. This has two Christmas suggestions. Identifying mystery powders, includes a decision chart and backstory (I’m guessing Mrs. Claus isn’t very good at food storage safety). Requires basic household supplies: baking powder, baking &hellip Continue reading »

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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

1 cube of butter 1/2 cup milk 2 cups sugar 4-4.5 cups oatmeal 3 tablespoons cocoa Heat the first 3 ingredients in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Bring to a hard boil and boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in oats and cocoa. Quickly spoon  in heaping teaspoons onto &hellip Continue reading »

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