Banking on food

If you tossed a few canned goods into your local food pantry collection over the past few months, your donation has most likely already made its way on and off of food bank shelves. Our Pack 61 Cub Scouts are at it again this week . . . gathering food for one of our local Austin food banks. Need pick-up and delivery? […]

Cub Scout bakers prepare for Father-Son Cake Bake

Cub Scout cake bakers are prepping for another Father-Son Cake Bake. If you’re just getting started with the Scouting Cake Bake tradition, you can find help here from Austin’s own Ken Manceaux as he mixes up his best tips to get baking for your Father-Son Cake Bake.

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 […]

Blog birthday – two years today

Today marks two years of blogging at The Cookery. To sum it up, we shy away from food propaganda, and believe in giving credit where it’s due. When we started receiving a high volume of hits on a few or our personal Cub Scout posts early in 2009, we answered the call with a guest post from Pack 61’s Ken […]

Scouting for . . . Perrier?

It’s official . . . Pack 61 collected 1,175 pounds of food donations last weekend in the Scouting for Food drive ’round Austin for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. A few of the items collected didn’t score with the food bank wish list, though I hope occasional exceptions can be made with unusual donations […]

Scouting for Food

Our local Scouts will be Scouting for Food this weekend. If they dropped by your doorstep last weekend with one of these door tags, they’ll stop by Saturday morning, July 25th, to collect food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Discarded your door tag? You can still leave your donation of non-perishable food […]