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Day 5 {Cookie Cutter Wonder}

October 6, 2013 duchessoffork 2

Eating has become a major battle with Julia recently. She wants to snack all day, then refuses a real meal. I’ve been racking my brain at ways to get her interested in food again (this child used to eat everything under the sun), so I decided to try out some cookie cutt …

Day 4 {Simple Salsa Chicken}

October 4, 2013 duchessoffork 3

As much as I love having Julia “help” me cook, sometimes I just need to get in the kitchen and get down to business. As many of you know, it can be hard to get dinner on the table with a crying baby and a toddler who is into EVERY.SINGLE.THING. The other night I t …

Day 3 {A Little Pinspiration}

October 3, 2013 duchessoffork 0

For Day 3 of Cooking with My Kids, I’m taking a cue from none other than Pinterest. I’ve had a “Kiddo Food” board for a while now and I’ve found some really fun ideas. I thought I’d share a few here in hopes that we’ll get around to m …

Day 2 {Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffies}

October 2, 2013 duchessoffork 7

It’s Day 2 of 31 Days of Cooking with my Kids and I’m bringing you a simple and tasty fall treat. Julia loves getting in the kitchen with me. Any time I stand at the island, she asks me to pull a chair up for her to stand on. Some days she’s really intereste …

Cooking with my Kids: Day 1 {Cool Kitchens}

October 1, 2013 duchessoffork 5

Today I’m bringing you cool kitchens for kids. Julia has a kitchen set in her room that she just adores. It was actually made by a local company called Gourmet Giggles. They turn old end tables into kitchen sets for kids and the just come up with the most adorable stuff …

31 Days of Cooking with my Kids

October 1, 2013 duchessoffork 5

The Nester is hosting 31 Days of Blogging this month. Participating bloggers write about their topic of choice every day during the month of October. I missed out on the challenge last year and I’m excited to jump on board this year. My topic is Cooking with my Kids. It …

My First Five on Friday!

September 27, 2013 duchessoffork 3

I’ve loved reading everyone’s Five on Friday posts, so I thought I’d join in for the first time. ONE My father-in-law has leukemia and was hospitalized this week with pneumonia. It’s his second bout of pneumonia this summer. We’re not used to him …

Fall {Pinterest} Favorites

September 25, 2013 duchessoffork 2

I’m still pretty smitten with Pinterst. I find myself browsing the site multiple times a week on my phone or computer. Now that fall has finally fell (or so I hear, it’s still in the 80s here), I’m sharing some things I’ve pinned to my Fall Pinterest b …

a brain dump for monday

September 23, 2013 duchessoffork 15

1. I am a sucker for all things Hollywood and never miss an awards show. Last night was the Emmys so of course I tuned in. My best dressed of the night were Sarah Paulson and Katrina Bowden. And I am just over the moon for Jim Parsons’s win for Best Actor in a Comedy. & …

Fun Fall Treat

September 20, 2013 duchessoffork 2

Even though it’s still technically summer for a few more days, I’m already getting into the fall spirit. The air is every so slightly cooler here (85 instead of 90) and I’ve been filling my house with aromas of apples, pumpkin, and cinnamon. I even made beef …