In the Kitchen

Gluten Free/Casein Free Experiment: Day 2

Apr 23, 2013 | Posted by in Gluten Free, In the Kitchen | 0

Helen asked loudly at breakfast this morning, “Don’t you just love this diet?!! We get to eat scrambled eggs and bacon and fruit!” The boys weren’t as enthusiastic. They left their tacos untouched. BreakfastScrambled eggs in corn tortillas with salsabaconwatermelon SnackChocolate Chex LunchHelen ate leftover meatloafI think Henry ate ham.I don’t know what Thomas ate.Read more …

Gluten Free/Casein Free Experiment: Day 1

Apr 21, 2013 | Posted by in Gluten Free, In the Kitchen | 2

We’ve decided to jump on the GF/CF bandwagon and see if we notice any discernible positive change from the diet. I’m hoping mostly for positive behavioral changes. I have some indication that my boys are addicted to wheat and dairy – they have very limited diets composed primarily of milk and bread. My oldest inRead more …

Born to Cook

Jan 8, 2012 | Posted by in In the Kitchen, Our Homeschool | 3

Henry has declared that he was born to cook. Today he decided to bake a cake. He didn’t ask for permission, he just went for it while unsupervised. Ryan “caught” him as he finished the batter and prepared to bake it. So Ryan helped him pour it in a pan and bake it. The messRead more …

Beet and Chick Pea Salad

Jul 10, 2011 | Posted by in Recipes | 1

I was pretty excited about this and was super pleased with how it turned out. My very own creation! Salad 1 lb beets, roasted peeled and diced 1 can or about 2 cups of chick peas 1/4 red onion minced 2 Tbsp fresh chopped mint Dressing 3 Tbsp olive oil 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegarRead more …

Pumpkin Potato Soup

Oct 11, 2010 | Posted by in Recipes | 1

I needed to use up the leftover pumpkin puree from the oatmeal pumpkin cookies I made the other day. Since it’s been raining all day, I thought it would be nice to have some soup. And since I somehow ended up with two enormous bags of potatoes (I’m pretty sure the bagger put someone else’sRead more …

Perfect Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Oct 8, 2010 | Posted by in In the Kitchen, Recipes | 1

I’m always looking for snacks that my kids will eat that I feel good about them eating. These fit the bill. (I should mention that I don’t worry about fat intake, so if you do, these may not be what you’re looking for!) They’re 100% whole grain, low in sugar, high in vitamin A, andRead more …

Fall is in the Air!!!

Sep 12, 2010 | Posted by in In the Kitchen, Our Faith | 0

Fall is absolutely, hands down, my favorite time of year. The infernal heat of summer transferring its intensity to the blazing leaves of the trees. Harvest festivals,  apple cider, farm field trips, pumpkin carving, cool mountain hikes, Halloween, Thanksgiving.   One of my favorite fall events is the perfect trifecta that is All Hallowed’s Eve,Read more …