Category Archives: kid stuff

Honey Oatmeal Cookies and Easy School Lunches

I only cried a little bit. I dropped my baby off at kindergarten last week. I wasn’t feeling sad until I wrote this column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There are a lot of giant kindergartners out there. Mine is small for his age anyway, plus he’s a fresh five. So many parents seem to [...]

Rhubarb Fruit Leather

Whenever I’m feeling down because my floor is covered with cat hair and dirt, my laundry is piled up to the ceiling, or I haven’t made a blog entry in ALMOST A MONTH, I make sure I take inventory of my pantry. Homemade granola bars on top of the fridge, chicken stock and cooked beans [...]

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

This is a throwback snack, with a few twists. Many people remember their moms making them when they were little, more often recalled as ‘peanut butter balls’. I changed the name to ‘energy bites’ because I added a few healthy mix-ins and I wanted to avoid comparison to a certain SNL skit with Pete Schweddy. [...]

Pumpkin Pie Spice Toast

This can hardly be called a recipe (especially since I’m not giving you any measurements). It’s more ‘inspiration for bread’. Inspiration that made for a very nice afternoon snack with tea. Here goes: Toast your favorite bread. Spread it generously with butter. Sprinkle it with brown sugar. Sprinkle it with pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy. Here is [...]

Pink Lemonade, Naturally

It’s a hundred plus degrees here today. From what I hear, many of you across the country are experiencing the same. What better to beat the heat than an ice cold glass of pink lemonade? No pink powder in this one–just lemons, sugar, water, and raspberries. Isn’t the color amazing? Click here to share this [...]