Keyword: Kid Friendly


“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” -Anne Frank I spent a lot of money taking classes about behavior in organizations, then I got out of school and in […]

Recipe for Happiness


Every kid (and big person) loves brownies and there is not much easier on a busy day than a brownie mix.  But brownies can be messy with crumbs on the […]

How to Make Back-to-School Brownies



Plus, how to make crispy hash browns. My oldest son and his family were in town from Minnesota. We stopped at a country diner for breakfast. Half of our party […]

How to Make a Skillet Breakfast





The local school district was sponsoring a science fair and they asked me to do a kitchen demonstration; one that demonstrated a principle of science.  I chose buttermilk syrup. They […]

The Secret to Buttermilk Syrup












Teeny Tiny Spices Taco Seasoning
How to Make Simple Meals with Spices It’s been two years now since we started carrying spice blends from The Teeny Tiny Spice Company of Vermont. I’ve used them every […]

How to Make Simple Meals with Spices


“It seems like everyone has ten pounds of trouble in a five pound bucket,” someone once observed. Some days, it may seem like that.  It’s really not so. I think […]

What Thanksgiving is Really About



On Sundays, we invite our children and their families over for dinner.  Last Sunday, Merri Ann and I made pulled pork sandwiches.  They were very good and very easy.  Here’s […]

Really Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches


The Fun Way to Decorate Cookies for the Holidays When I was a child, my mother made sugar cookies for the holidays. We frosted them and sprinkled them with decorations […]

How to Paint Cookies with Food Colors



strawberry and cream Brownies
Every kid (and big person) loves brownies and there is not much easier on a busy day than a brownie mix.  But brownies can be messy with crumbs on the […]

How to Make Back-to-School Brownies




Here’s how to make thin crust pizzas in 15 minutes. The secret’s in the thin crust.  Thin crusts don’t have to rise so you don’t have to wait. It’s easiest with […]

How to Make Pizzas Quicker than Delivery


French Toast
Eight Ways To Make PB&J Sandwiches They Love   Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches don’t need to be boring. Here are ways to make something fun with PB&J. We made […]

8 Ways To Make PB&J Sandwiches They Love