Get your Cub cake on

Here’s a sample of one of the cakes from last year’s Pack 61 Father-Son Cake Bake in Austin. The father-son Scout team that turned out this spaghetti and meatballs confection lives and loves the real version of pasta and this cake shares a slice of their story. Dad works in the world of pasta.   I’ve seen this […]

Get fresh . . . with organic fruit

We’re winding down from a week laced with chocolates, hearts and flowers, and Mardis Gras temptations. It’s certain we’ve indulged, and I can say I’m feeling slightly on the puffy side. But thanks to a bowl full of fresh organic fruit that a smiling neighbor delivered, we’re trying to regroup. When was the last time you […]

Gramma’s Recipes

My mother-in-law has never been fond of cooking. Nobody starved as she raised four healthy sons, and one of her resources remains the frozen food aisle along with that old stand-by, deli sandwiches. She hails from a multi-generational line of semi-cooks. Her mother, still the life of the party at 95, can entertain like few […]

Kid lit inspires cooking

When kids ask if they can help make dinner, we can respond with appreciation. This may increase your prep time and double the mess, but the rewards are worth it. One of our kids checked out a cookbook from the school library last week and brought home extra enthusiasm. Studying The Boxcar Children Cookbook won’t […]

What you see . . .

is what you get. Can you see a few meals into the future? If not, then what you see . . . nothing . . . may be exactly what you get. You may end up settling for the first thing that presents itself as edible, a less than nutritious substitute for healthy food. With hearts taking […]