Living in California has some advantages, however it also has some great disadvantages in my opinion. One of those disadvantages is that it’s rarely ever cold enough to curl up by the fire, drink hot cocoa and even have a piping hot bowl of soup. However, for the love of soup, I’ve asked my husband (The Personal Chef) to share the recipe of our favorite bowl of delicious goodness. This is the soup that inspired this conversation: I had my poor kid in a panic, with a simple yum. We’ve been known to have big bowls of hot soup in 100 degree weather. Yes, it’s thatREAD MORE

Super Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Our final recipe comes from Amaya. Today she is sharing her super quick peanut butter cookie recipe. Amaya is 13 years old, she is an avid baker, photographer, videographer, executive producer (sister’s YouTube videos) and lover of books. She was a little hesitant to share her recipe, because she came up with it ‘by just throwing ingredients together’. We think these cookies are great, they tend to disappear pretty quickly. I encourage you to give your kids opportunities to try to come up with their own recipes, or variations of others. You never know what amazing dishes, pastries, or deserts they’ll end up with. LetREAD MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

Today’s banana bread recipe once again comes from our guest baker Rose. All this baking is not out of the ordinary for her, she’s been baking at least twice a week for a couple of years. This is the very first recipe each of my girls followed as they started off their baking careers. The great thing about it is that it’s so simple there’s no real way of messing up so it’ a great starter recipe. We’ve actually burned this bread a few times, and it still tasted pretty great. Another thing I like about it is that the we always seem to haveREAD MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

Today, we’re sharing our absolute favorite cookie recipe.  A couple of Christmases, we visited our Wisconsin family, and were sent home with a variety of home made goodies. I’m talking tubs and tubs of cookies, cakes, cupcakes, etc. In the midst of this sweet assortment, were the most delicious chocolate cookies. As we devoured the tubs of goodies, on the long drive back to California, Rosie (baker-girl), requested the following recipe from her aunt Michelle.  I think it may be fair to say we’ve eaten close to our body weight of these cookies. Besides the fact that they are delicious, this recipe is also veryREAD MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

We are calling these deliciously messy treats ‘dark chocolate churro bombs’ because of the explosion of chocolate in every bite. Today’s recipe is not a baked, it’s actually fried. Though the prep time was short, it was also very messy! Then again, it’s something we should expect with kids in the kitchen or anywhere else for that matter. READ MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

Today’s gooey chocolate brownie bite recipe is brought to you by Rose. Rose is 10 years old and has been baking with her older sisters since she was 5. Believe it or not, this kid has been baking at least once a week for the last 3 years! Every one of her recipes is made from scratch, and a great deal of her inspiration comes from YouTube. She’s learned a lot by watching Nerdy Nummies,  How To Cake It, My Cupcake Addiction and How To Cook That. If you’d like more recipes, craft tutorials and a whole lot of silliness check out her YouTube Channel,READ MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

One of my fondest childhood memories was celebrating my birthday. Not because of the presents or friends that came to visit, but because of the smorgasbord of goodies my mother would bake. She has always been a great cook, however baking is her strength. I’m sorry to admit that I did not inherit the incredible baking abilities from her, however I’m glad my girls have. This week we will share 5 of our favorite recipe’s on our 5 Days of Baking With Kids Series as part of iHomeschoolNetwork’s 5 Day Hopscotch.READ MORE