My mom says I didn’t eat eggs from the first time they showed up on my High Chair Tray.

My food memories run deep. From the homemade apple bread I didn’t like, because it had hidden cheddar cheese …

…to the Tortilla pie I did (and so did everyone else at the table- except for my mom- so she made it at least once a week. She won’t touch the stuff now and never […]

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Hanging with Friends, Making Pasta

I’ve been on a pasta kick.

It’s no wonder the Italians have it so good. Their food can unite just about anyone.

I wanted to share some of my pasta stories of late… pasta is love.

In spring, I visited my friend Rachel, her hubby Paul and their kids Grace, Vera and Peter in […]

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Pasta Week: Kid Cooks Part III- Finale

In yesterday’s post, we covered the kneading of the pasta dough (and how kids will tackle anything without fear!)

Today’s final installment is about taking it home… from a tube of pasta dough to a bowl of yummy pasta, ready to eat.

By the way, please check out our course offerings tab or on Facebook […]

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Pasta Week: Kid Cooks Part II- Pasta Dough

In yesterday’s post, I prepped for my Catalyst Cooks: Kid Cooks Pasta Class. Tomorrow we’ll finish up with Part III.

Today, we’re continuing the journey- hands are washed and we’re ready to go!

It’s all about Fun.

Yes folks- and to this crew, fun is wearing matching bandanas!

"Pick your favorite bandana color" Jen […]

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Pasta Week: Kid Cooks Part I- Prep

Last weekend, I hosted a class of cuties who wanted to learn how to make homemade pasta. I am so looking forward to sharing that fun with you!

This post is all about the prep. For those of you who are parents, and have many birthday parties and holidays under your belt- you know that […]

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Cooking is the Drug

Hi everybody!

I’ve missed you…

Just back from a trip to D.C. to visit dear friends Paul & Rachel and their lovely kids. One of my favorite moments was putting in some practice teaching pasta-making to Grace, Vera and Peter (ages 9, 6 and 2) in preparation for this summer’s Kid Cooks: Pasta Making and […]

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New class just put up on Facebook: Crash Course Kid Cooks

Check it out – a new class offering! CRASH COURSE KID COOKS For Kids ages 8 to 12 who want to be “hands-on” in the kitchen! We’ll make pasta from scratch, basic sauces to match, and eat lunch together while learning basic kitchen safety and table etiquette! CRASH COURSE KID COOKS will be daily from […]

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Catalyst Cooks Future Classes…

At this point in developing the company, I’m drafting a course offering and would love your comments and feedback.

Here goes…. take a look and please comment on what looks interesting and would bring life into your kitchen (or in the kitchens of people you know!)

CRASH COURSE: DINNER PARTY

My first class just […]

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