Muffins, Anyone?

When I cook, my daughter is usually happy to play nearby in the living room. But I’ve been trying to find little ways to involve her in the kitchen.

Sometimes, I simply give her different objects to play with. Plastic containers of sprinkles make great maracas (as long as they stay closed). A colander and a wooden spoon make a fun drum set. The colander can double as a peek-a-boo hat—my daughter figured that one out all by herself! Continue reading


Just rest

I split the mound of dough in two, then read the next step in the directions:

“Cover; let rest for 10 minutes.”

Yes, in the midst of all that rising, even bread dough needs to rest.


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