227 posts by Nicole Bedard

5 Tips To Maximize Fun and Minimize Stress When Baking With Kids

Baking with kids, especially under the age of 5, can be stressful and messy but these 5 tips will help you instantly minimize those challenges and help create positive baking memories with your ... Continue Reading

Where To PYO Strawberries In Connecticut Now (+ Recipes)

Rose's Berry Farm and Lyman Orchards will be ready for Pick-Your-Own Strawberries season this weekend. If you want to beat the rush, Rose's Berry Farm opened June 7th and Lyman Orchard's opens June ... Continue Reading

4 Connecticut Food Destinations To Visit This Summer With Your Kids

Summer is right around the corner and it's time to hit the road and visit some Connecticut food destinations that are great for your kids. My kitchen helper and I have been visiting many of these ... Continue Reading

An Easy Strawberry ShortCake Dessert Bar With A Twist

When summer arrives it's all about family cookouts and creating memories. Memorial Day Weekend is not only a day to remember those who have served but, for me, also a time to appreciate those who are ... Continue Reading

How To Grow A Vegetable Garden With Your Kids: Part 3

For this series on How To Grown A Vegetable Garden With Your Kids, I wanted to concentrate on one single vegetable in order to learn some basic gardening skills. Our tomatoes were off to a great ... Continue Reading

4 Mother’s Day Madeleine Cookies That Will Have Her Asking For The Recipe

Cookies always make a great gift to celebrate someone special. In honor of Mother's Day, I baked these four Mother's Day Madeleine cookies that are easy to make and packed with flavor. I wanted to ... Continue Reading

Celebrate Your Child’s Interests: Dinosaur Snickerdoodle Cookies

When you become a mother to a son, some things are certain. First, you will become an expert in every type of construction truck during the toddler stage and the passion for all things trucks and ... Continue Reading

A Free Hands-On Experience Your Kids Will Love: First & Last Bakery

About a month ago my kitchen helper had an unexpected March snow day, so we started the morning by watching a Curious George episode. After the first episode aired the PBS station highlighted school ... Continue Reading

A Tasty Way To Celebrate Earth Day: A Peek-A-Boo Cake

Spring is officially here on the calendar, but hasn't shown itself yet in New England. With April snowstorms and temperatures in the 30's and 40's, we are all itching to enjoy Spring. Earth Day is a ... Continue Reading

How To Grow Vegetables With Your Kids: Part 2

My beginner vegetable garden adventure continues with part 2, which covers transplanting my strongest seedlings into larger pot and deeper soil. Making it to this stage is already a success compared ... Continue Reading