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Category Archives: Joshua and Owen’s Kitchen Kung Fu
Owen has been craving blueberry pie. I had one that did not turn out so well (more on that later) , but this Blueberry Buckle from my 1959 Farm Journal’s Country Cooking turned out very well. It was easy, too! … Continue reading
A few years back Josh and Owen added their own recipes to this blog under the heading Kitchen Kung Fu. They are back this summer for some Black Belt Baking, beginning with Minecraft Cake. Based loosely on the Dirt Cake … Continue reading
Those of you who have been with this blog for a while know about my family’s love of Icebox Cake. We also make Lime Ribbon Delight from a vintage cookbook for the big green holiday each year.I’m not putting links, … Continue reading
Joshua and Owen are developing a new recipe for Molly’s book launch, but in the meantime Joshua’s karate instructors were teasing him that they needed proof that he likes to bake. He made a variation on the Sandtrooper Sandies from … Continue reading
Here’s another pie recipe the boys varied from the Better Homes and Gardens 1978 All Time Favorite Pies. This one is “Fresh Blueberry Pie.” Those are Js and Os cut out of crust on the top. First we made a … Continue reading
Josh and I are packing this morning to go to the Clarendon Hills Library to teach Baking Basics, but we made our own pie with Owen yesterday. It’s a variation of a 1978 Better Homes and Gardens All-Time Favorite recipe. … Continue reading
Joshua turns 9 today. It has become a tradition here (See Owen’s birthday) to give the birthday person their own special dougnut recipe. So Owen and I baked these yesterday using some Joshua’s favorite flavors. They turned out very well. … Continue reading
We had about thirty family members over yesterday to celebrate the boys’ birthdays and Mothers Day. The boys decorated their own cakes with my husband. Joshua’s reflects his love of karate and Owen wanted a “Giant Doughnut.” Of course, I … Continue reading
On Friday Josh came home from school saying he had been thinking of a new recipe all day. He and Owen started to make it. I just yesterday figured how to download photos from the cameras into my … Continue reading