A HELPFUL LINK FOR TEACHING KIDS TO COOK

Yesterday was a school holiday. I was trying to think of a fun way to spend the day with two of my favorite tweeners when I found a free online kids baking class at mybluprint.com (an online community for inspiration and expert instruction for many crafts, including home cooking). Mybluprint enabled me to spend a fun … Continue reading A HELPFUL LINK FOR TEACHING KIDS TO COOK

TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO BE A BETTER COOK, AND TO THOSE WHO DON’T

The question I am most often asked about my weekly community dinners is "What do you cook???" My answer is always, "The same things that I cook for my family.  I just make more." One of the biggest hurdles for people to overcome when considering opening their home to invite someone over for dinner is … Continue reading TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO BE A BETTER COOK, AND TO THOSE WHO DON’T

COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING & CUPCAKES

I'm not much of a baker.  I LOVE to create homemade meals from scratch, but my homemade baking repertoire is fairly limited.  Baking requires a lot more precision and patience, and I seem to be somewhat lacking in both of those qualities.   I can probably count on one hand the amount of times that I … Continue reading COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING & CUPCAKES

“HOW COOKING CAN CREATE COMMUNITY”

This article, "How Cooking Can Create Community" appeared in the December 2013 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 78, No. 12, pages 28-32). It is a lengthy piece that actually covers many topics about food and eating, including: how our culture is settling for "edible, food-like substances"  that enable individualistic eating and have far fewer nutritional & societal … Continue reading “HOW COOKING CAN CREATE COMMUNITY”