Category Archives: Children

Let’s Use Up That Stale Bread

Bread pudding has always been a way for people to transform stale bread into a sweet dessert. Bread puddings may be made with almost any bread or roll, except quick breads that are leavened with baking powder or soda. I have taken the opportunity to make the pudding out of egg breads, French breads, donuts, cinnamon raisin bread, cinnamon rolls and bagels. Each bread base gives a different texture, some lighter - some heavier. Keep in mind that firm breads bake up

Shrimp into the New Year

My new year's resolution for this year is not a lofty goal.  It is pretty plain and simple, "learn how to cook shrimp."  It may seem like an easy task but for a girl born and raised in Nebraska I didn't grow up eating seafood, unless you count fried fish from Long John's Silver.   In more recent years I've started to eat shrimp when eating out and paying a pretty price for it.  So I figured it was time for

Making Healthy Eating a Reality: Freezer Cooking Makes Cooking Fun!!

When I mention Freezer Cooking, do you wonder what I'm talking about? About two years ago my sister-in-law mentioned how she and a friend got together once a month to prepare about 20 different freezer meals in a two day process. She happily explained how it made putting healthy meals on the table for her family every night easy. Easy? Hmmm...I had to learn more about this concept for myself. Freezer Cooking is simply preparing meals ahead of time and freezing