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Hannah is our 12-year-old chef in training. Read about her explorations in the kitchen!

Walking with Gidget

Yorkie chasing ducks into the pond

Walking with Gidget is an adventure. We live in the woods at the end of a dead-end road so we let Gidget freely walk with us. She meanders left and … Continue reading

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Roo’s Amazing Meatball Subs

This is vacation week and sadly, we’ve all been a bit under the weather. Hannah and Paul have “The Crud” for the second time around and I’ve finally succumbed. Needless … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Handmade Ravioli

Hannah's spinach ravioli

I made tacos for dinner tonight. Hannah opted out and did her own thing for dinner. I’m thinking Paul and I got the short end of the stick. Check out … Continue reading

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Swimming Goggles Repurposed

Swimming Goggles Repurposed

Hannah has come up with a new use for swimming goggles. They are now an accessory for chopping onions. Tired of crying through the process, she came up with an … Continue reading

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Ooey Gooey Awesome Nutella S’mores

A half eaten Nutella S'more

The other week when we cooked down our sap into Maple syrup, Hannah took advantage of the wood fire and made S’mores. All day long. The other day, we were … Continue reading

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Smiling Pancakes

smiling pancake

May your pancake smile upon you this morning. This is what you get when you let Hannah cook pancakes!

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Hannah’s Spinach Pinwheels

Spinach Pin Wheels

Hannah stumbled  across a recipe I’d pulled out of a magazine for Pepperidge Farm’s Spinach-Cheese Swirls. Hannah being Hannah read the recipe through once and then did her own thing. … Continue reading

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Chez Roo is Open

Hannah's Cinnamon Bread

For the weekend, anyway. My Hannah (12 years-old) has turned into quite the little chef. She’s taken to watching cooking shows rather than cartoons and is particularly taken with Food … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Edible Poster

hannah's edible poster

Hannah decided to run for student council at school. She said that all of the candidates bring some kind of treat in for the class, but she was concerned that … Continue reading

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A Dinner by Chef Hannah

dinner debris

Hannah cooked us a truly wonderful dinner last night. The menu consisted of a chicken / broccoli ziti dish with garlic (of course) roasted red peppers and cream. Yummy. Dessert … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Easter Cup Cakes

Easter cup cakes

Granny Gadget of the Ebelskiver fame struck again. She sent Hannah the cookbook “Crazy About Cupcakes” and a truckload of candy. Hannah made cupcakes for our Easter dessert and used … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Perfectly Perfect Ebelskivers

ebelskivers

Granny Gadget struck again not long ago. The UPS man must think that I am a QVC-aholic as often as he delivers to us. Little does he know that it’s … Continue reading

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Smile, It’s Mother’s Day

mother's day blueberry pancakes

Today was Mother’s Day. Hannah’s gift to me was to cook breakfast and dinner – by herself. For breakfast she made wild blueberry pancakes for me. We’ve done this together … Continue reading

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