Sharing Recipes in the Kitchen

Picture by Marie Cyr

Picture by Marie Cyr

This past week I have been experimenting with a few recipes, some in preparation for a family gathering others just to spend quality time with my grandmother. Some of the things we worked on were:

a.) Ployes – A french-canadian pancake for soups and stews.

b.) Teaspoon Dumplings

c.) My Mom’s honey PB kiss cookies (modified in an attempt to lower both calories and sugar, but still sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth)

d.) Red, White, and Blue Angel Cake

I enjoyed making memories with my grandmother this past week. Cooking is a great way to spend quality time with the people you love and to pass down family traditions. Today, let’s get your children cooking in the kitchen with recipes handed down in your own families.

To get you started here is one of the recipes I was working on with my mom and grandmother.

Red, White, and Blue Angel Cake

Makes 16 servings

Ingredients:

16 small cake shells or one angel food cake that can be cut into 16 pieces.

2 lbs. of Strawberries

2 pints of Blueberries

1/2 bunch of Bananas

8 oz. light whipped topping

Directions:

1.) Wash all surfaces before beginning.

2.) Using a colander rinse blueberries and strawberries all together. Place colander in the sink or on a towel  on the counter top where you will be working.

3.) Cut the top half of the strawberries then slice them.

4.) Peel and slice the bananas.

5.) Combine all fruit in two dishes.

6.) Lay out the cakes on a plate or cookie sheet. Top with fruit and whipped topping.

Bon Appetit!

This recipe can successfully be accomplished  with little to no supervision for kids ages 7 and over.

I hope you all had a good weekend and remember to say THANK YOU to those who serve.

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