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Pizza Pocket

By Kelly Bogard I'm frequently asked about ways to get kids more involved in the kitchen. With busy schedules and fast food places on every corner, it's sometimes hard to remember that home-cooked meals can nourish you in more than one way. "Butters" has been in the kitchen with me since she was old enough [...]

Toad in a Hole

By Kelly Bogard I can't believe it's already March! Little league and soccer are in full swing. And the kids are getting ready for spring break. Growing up, I used to love that weeklong break. It was a sign of things to come in the summer. It was also the time that I got to start [...]

Slow Cooker Candied Pecans

By Kelly Bogard I love the holidays. The sights and sounds make my days merry and bright. And the aromas! Who can forget about the smells of the holiday. Sweet and spicy smells from the kitchen intermingle with the smells of a cozy, warm fire in the fireplace. Oh, I just melt! Pecans are a staple [...]

‘Tis the season for a food thermometer

By Jessica Domel With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, loved ones gathering and kids out of school, it can be easy to overlook even the simplest tasks. I typically forget at least one or two items on the grocery list, for example. We’re pulled in so many directions this time of [...]

Emergency Baking Substitutes

By Kelly Bogard Thanksgiving's coming. Let the baking begin! Try as I might to get everything on my grocery list for each recipe, I always forget something. That's why I love a good substitute. Having an understanding of alternatives is a great way to ensure your recipes still come together—even when you find a key ingredient missing. [...]