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Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Scones

When is a scone a scone and a cake a cake?  Originating in Scotland, scones are a single serving quick bread that are lightly sweetened and is usually made with baking powder as its leavening agent, compared to a tea cake which is made with yeast. Here in America, we know scones as a beloved coffee house treat.  Whether blueberry, pumpkin, vanilla bean, chocolate chip, or plain, the scones we love are usually sweeter than the European varieties and topped off with a sweet glaze. Cakes on the other hand […]

April Fool’s Day: Banachos

My sons and I came up with these Banachos to look like cheesy nachos for April Fool’s Day. You can check out all of our other April Fool’s fun food creations on my site. Jill Mills, and her three little boys ages 2,6 and 9, are the authors and founders of Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons, a blog full of fun food for kids! They reside in Atlanta, Ga and create everything from silly snacks, lunches, dinners and tasty treats mostly for kids. They also make healthy food look […]

Crustless Asparagus Quiche

Seasonal and fresh, this crustless asparagus quiche is perfect for any meal. Continue

Easy Lemon Tart: Video

A refreshingly sweet and citrus dessert, this lemon tart is a crowd pleaser. Continue

Warm New Potato Salad

We try to eat seasonally at home, and by the end of winter we are usually ready for a break from cabbage, winter squash, beets and sweet potatoes, much as I love them. When spring arrives and brings with it a harvest of new vegetables for me to select at the farmer’s market, I’m excited to welcome them into my kitchen. Some of the first spring vegetables to appear in the Mid-Atlantic region where I live are artichokes, asparagus, arugula, peas, spinach and new potatoes. If the ground has had […]

Corn Pudding: Fred Rogers’ Family Recipe

Corn pudding that Fred Rogers’ grandmother used to make. Continue

Fruit and Yogurt Cream Stuffed French Toast

With Easter approaching and Mother’s Day the month after, I thought I would share one of my favorite breakfast dishes with you.  An elevated version of a staple breakfast classic, this Fruit and Yogurt Cream French Toast is really good.  So good, in fact, it would make a great addition to your holiday brunch with family and friends. Made from a loaf of French bread, each thick slice is filled with a mixture of low sugar fruit spread, thick non-fat Greek yogurt, cream-cheese, and fresh fruit.  Dipped in a cinnamon […]

Coq Au Vin

Celia’s Chocolate and Marshmallow Clusters

In our house we foster a spirit of inventiveness and creativity in the kitchen.  Since the kids see me creating new recipes every day for PBS Parents and The Six O’Clock Scramble, they think experimentation in the kitchen is the norm. They aren’t afraid of making cooking snafus, since they see it happen to me all the time. Last weekend our 13-year-old, Celia, felt like making something chocolaty.  Together we came up with an idea for a really simple no-bake cookie. Celia melted chocolate chips in the microwave, and then […]

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Is there anything better than taking a bite into a warm slice of fresh bread right out of the oven?  I don’t think so. This morning my daughter reminded me she needed to bring sugar and shortening to school for a class project.  Her awesome teacher (Hi, Mrs. Paden!) divided the class into small groups where students would each contribute small amounts of ingredients to make Irish soda bread.  Groups then decided on variations and adaptations according to their choosing. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I wanted to share my […]

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