Category: Food

Sugar cookies for all!

Food allergies, man. My 15-month-old daughter has had one bumpy ride with food since her first taste of solids at five-months-old. Banana, avocado, yogurt, eggs, peanut butter–you name it, almost every baby staple you can think of produced some kind of allergic response. Skin pricks and one blood draw later confirmed that my family’s food […]

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? Odds are good that you have, but if not, here’s a quick catch-up: The Teal Pumpkin Project was started in 2014 as a way to include kids with food allergies in trick-or-treating fun. Placing a teal pumpkin outside your door alerts trick-or-treaters that you have non-food goodies […]

Life on the farm: Preserving fresh cherries

Cherry season has come and gone around here, but WOW, what a perfect place we live in to enjoy the fruits of the season. Not only do we have access to a wide selection of fruits, but we tend to get them more affordably then elsewhere in the country. All you have to do is […]

Kids will love these fish tacos

In early July I had the opportunity to work with one of the summer camps run by 21st Century After School Programs at Mission View Elementary School. The concept for this summer camp was so fantastic that I had to be a part of it. The program developers had the kids catching fish, dissecting fish, […]

Birthday Cake Inspiration

My son turned 10 a few days ago. One of the things I love to do for my children is make them special birthday cakes. That’s probably because I grew up pouring over the Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book.  Now there’s Pinterest!!!  So many fantastic ideas!  This year, my son requested a cake in the […]