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Easy Homemade Bagels

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Baking has always scared me… mostly because it takes measuring and I rarely measure (exact) food items, which results in failure for baking. BUT its like playing with playdough… and who doesn’t remember doing that ?! Whilst broken down here in Valdosta GA for 2.5 months I got bored and decided I was going to try to bake/make as many home staple foods that I could. I actually got a really good handle on a homemade bagels, some bread (loaves…

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Basic Skills for Kids in the Kitchen

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I LOVE to cook, and I love good food. I try very hard to not sacrifice the quality of our meals for the quantity or price since we are a large family with growing kids. I want our kids to have a wide palate, understand meal planning, nutrition and be capable of independently preparing a meal. While Johnny and I have always encouraged “food” independence (like getting their own cereal, choosing their snacks for lunch, or baking sugar cookies etc)…

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Super Easy Sugar Cookies

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Lately, I’ve started to really allow Alexis to experiment in the kitchen. She’s shown the most interest by researching, presenting and asking to try making it; so I figured I should let her explore this interest. Sure she leaves a little mess even after she “cleans up” and some items you question its palatability… truthfully though it’s a super cheap way to let your kids learn and fail. I mean a bag of flour and most of these ingredients is…

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