Cooking and Baking


| Bags, Totes and Zips, Cooking and Baking, For Kids, Holidays

Halloween is just around the corner. My kids really get into this holiday and I do too now. Its way more fun to see it through their eyes. I thought it would be fun to point out some fun projects and ideas I’ve done in the past to celebrate. First off – still need a […] Read more…

Chocolat Chaud

| Cooking and Baking, Tutorial

  I love a good hot chocolate – a really, really good one. This is the hot chocolate I fell in love with in France when I was just 15. Chocolat chaud (which translates to Hot Chocolate) has only two ingredients: whole milk and semi-sweet chocolate! Yum!  It’s like drinking liquid chocolate and you’ll never […] Read more…

Carrot and Yam Soup (Recipe)

| Cooking and Baking

One of the things I love most about winter is making soup.  I love hearty pureed veggie soups.  A variation of this soup was given to me by a friend several years ago.  I’m sure the recipe has changed a bit since then, it is very good.  I hope you enjoy it. What you’ll need: […] Read more…

Award Winning Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

| Cooking and Baking

Several years ago, my sister-in-law found out she could no longer eat gluten.  I set out to make a gluten-free (GF) version of one of my favorite quick breads: Pumpkin Bread.  (Here’s the link to the non-GF Pumpkin bread recipe.)  I had quite a lot of fun developing this recipe and my husband enjoyed it […] Read more…

Petit Pain au Chocolat

| Cooking and Baking

When I traveled to France many years ago, one of my favorite things to eat was pain au chocolat, which literally translated means “Chocolate bread”.  It’s really more of a croissant baked around chocolate.  Super yummy!  These are little versions — and couldn’t be simpler to make. Start with a package of refrigerator crescent rolls.  […] Read more…

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