Category Archives: Food for Tots

Easy Bake Oven Redux – and where to get cheap mixes.

It’s been four years since I got Mika (now 9 1/2 yo) an Easy Bake Oven (a model which has been recalled since).  When I first got it, and for years afterwards, the kids had little interest on it.  The … Continue reading

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Mika’s First Cake

Yesterday Mika decided to make a cake all by herself. I wasn’t allowed to be anywhere near the kitchen. She started with an Angel food cake mix, to which she added milk, an egg, coconut, sugar and mashed banana – … Continue reading

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Betty Crocker Peanut Butter bon bon Mix – Review

Camila and I just made some bon bons from a Betty Crocker Peanut Butter bon bon Mix that my mom got me (no idea why). I have to admit I’m quite impressed. The bon bons were very easy to make … Continue reading

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Häagen-Daz fat free sorbet & yogurt bars

A few days ago I discovered Häagen-Daz fat free sorbet & yogurt bars at Grocery Outlet (raspberry & vanilla). As far as treat goes, I think they are pretty good. They have mostly OK ingredients (except for corn syrup, but … Continue reading

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Strawberry popsicles recipe

I got this incredibly simple recipe from Highlights High Five magazine (a wonderful, if very expensive, magazine for preschoolers). Camila (my 4.5 yo) decided she wanted to make it today and she managed quite well by herself. I did do … Continue reading

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Milanesas

Last night I made milanesas. I hadn’t realized how long it’d been since I last made them, but neither my 7 nor my 4 yo remembered them. For the uninitiated, milanesas are simply thin cutlets of meat that are pounded, … Continue reading

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Easy baking with my girls

The Easy Bake Oven I bought Mika for Christmas has been recalled for the second time – this time permanently. Soon they will send me a box to send it back to them in exchange for some amount of credit … Continue reading

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Sandwich Cutters

A mom told me about these sandwich cutters available at Safeway, and I couldn’t believe how useful and simple in design they are. My kids will eat crusted sandwiches, as much as they eat any sandwich, but I know kids … Continue reading

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Fun with eggs

A year or so ago I saw some pictures of hard-boiled eggs in cool shapes on Craigslist. I decided I wanted to make some for my kids. The instrument apparently used was a sushimaker, so I got one (thanks Ebay) … Continue reading

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Cherry Tomatoes

Michaela has discovered the pleasure of cherry tomatoes and they have now become a staple in her diet. I suspect that what she most likes is the size, she’s very size conscious and always wants a smaller cup, a smaller … Continue reading

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