Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I am just going to apologize now for posting these delicious cupcakes – I am sorry for the cravings this picture creates and I am sorry for the calories that the actual cupcakes provide. Repeat after me, “cupcakes are a sometime food”. For tips on baking visit my page YOU are a Baker. This is a Cooking with Cait kid-friendly… Read more »

Crispy Chicken with Honey Mustard and Baby Greens Salad

This easy chicken recipe is a favorite of grown-ups and kids. I cut it into strips so my kids can dip it into the honey mustard sauce. You’ll need three shallow flat bottomed bowls – pasta bowls or pie plates work great, a baking sheet, a frying pan. a zip lock bag, a meat tenderizer (aka a chicken pounder) and… Read more »

Waffles with Bacon and Pecans

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It’s Sunday morning and I’m making waffles. If your house is like mine, everyone wants a different kind of waffle. Plain, blueberry, pecan…this easy adaptable recipe will make everyone happy – especially the cook. Makes 12 waffles. Equipment needed: a waffle iron. 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbs. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp…. Read more »

Easy Pesto

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The smell of pesto reminds me of summer. I made it recently and when a neighborhood dad came by to pick up his son he said “mmmm Pesto!” as he walked through my kitchen. I don’t have a big yard but I do have a nice sized front porch and my containers of herbs grow there happily all summer long…. Read more »

Caramel Corn Brittle

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We make a lot of popcorn in our house… sometimes with butter and salt, sometimes with Parmesan cheese or truffle oil and pepper.  This caramel corn is our new favorite. I pop the corn in a popper on the stove top (thanks Mari!), but you could use a bag of microwave popcorn. This is a great after school surprise, takes movie… Read more »