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 […]

Beyond Hobo Stew

When the cookery Cub Scouts offer to cook, I step aside . . . but not too far away when slicing and dicing are called for because we’ve already acquired a few stitches thanks to a very impressive pocketknife injury (not sustained while cooking . . . but through that transferable craft of whittling). The boys put their […]

Icing on the cake marks true secret of Father-Son Cake Bake

The Father-Son Cake Bake Team wiped down the counters and swept up the sugar just in time to enter their cakes in the Pack 61 Cub Scout Father-Son Cake Bake. Designed as a fundraiser, this year’s cakes were judged by two gracious Whole Foods cake decorators who didn’t actually taste the cakes, but judged them on their appearance, […]

Kicked out of the cookery

Have you ever been kicked out of your own kitchen/garage/office? I’ve just received the boot right out of the cookery. It’s temporary, so I’ll skip the manicure. The much anticipated Father-Son Cake Bake has arrived. This is a baking/bonding project for Cub Scouts and Dads. Cake testing is underway with the big event for Pack 61 […]

Cub Scout Dad Mixes It Up For Father-Son Cake Bake

    Father Son Cake Bake Expert mixes it up for Scout dads   Some of our visitors have been looking for guidance for the upcoming Cub Scout Father-Son Cake Bake. Our guest at The Cookery is Cub Scout Den Leader Ken Manceaux of Cub Scout Pack 61 in Austin, Texas. Ken’s here to share […]