More from Hannah's Cutting Board In the Kitchen

Stories about our cooking escapades and recipes. Click here for Hannah’s Cutting Board – posts about our fledgling chef. Recipes can be found here.

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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Downeast Thunder Farm Blueberry Coffee Cake

Downeast Thunder Farm Blueberry Coffee Cake

This morning I used the last of our blueberries picked last week in this blueberry coffee cake that has become a family favorite. Downeast Thunder Farm Blueberry Coffee Cake The Batter … Continue reading

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Making Mozzarella

making mozzarella

Granny Gadget (AKA Mom) sent Hannah a cheese making kit for her birthday last week. We made a batch of beautiful homemade mozzarella from whole milk the very next day. The kit … Continue reading

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Home Grown Pizza Herb Mix

drying marjoram in the ronco food dehydrator

Saturday night is Pizza Night at Downeast Thunder Farm. I get in big trouble when I mix things up and don’t serve Pizza on Saturday – Paul and Hannah have … 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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Creamy Asparagus-Potato Soup

Homemade Asparagus Potato Soup

On Sunday, the wind was howling outside and all three of us were at various stages of “under the weather” with colds. It seemed like a good soup day. With … Continue reading

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Yummy Split Pea Soup

split pea soup

Snowy cold weekends are the perfect time for one of my new favorites – Split Pea Soup. I made this for the first time last year after many hints from … Continue reading

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Baking Egg Bread

finished challah bread

This recipe has been on my mind for a while now since I’ve been looking for recipes that use eggs. A snowy Saturday seemed like a good time to finally … Continue reading

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Downeast Thunder Spinach Artichoke Dip

Downeast Thunder Spinach Artichoke Dip

New Years Eve I made this very yummy Spinach Artichoke Dip. I love the warm creamy texture with just a little bite of jalapeno. Downeast Thunder Spinach Artichoke Dip 1 … Continue reading

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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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Downeast Thunder Farm Apple Crisp

downeast thunder farm apple crisp

Since Maine Apple Sunday, I’ve tried three different apple crisp recipes and finally have one that I think is good enough to share. This is crispy and just a little … Continue reading

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Late Summer Porch Soup Luncheon

bean soup bowl

Hannah was on a mission today. Unbeknownst to me, she had a plan for lunch. While I was outside working, Hannah was busy in the kitchen. Here’s what I found … 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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Downeast Thunder Farm’s Rockin’ Pizza

I experiment with pizza dough like some women experiment with nail polish colors. We have homemade pizza once a week, usually on the weekend. We make our own, not because … Continue reading

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Lobster

Tasty steamed lobsters!

Our neighbor, Art,  brought lobsters over last night. We attempted to cook them up in a pot that simply would NOT allow the water to boil. After an hour of … 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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