220 posts by Nicole Bedard

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

How To Make English Muffins On Your Stovetop

Over the past few years I have been working on baking various types of breads. Recipes that called for a starter, cold fermentation, various kneading cycles, ceramic heavy bottom pots, the list could ... Continue Reading

3 Ways To Bring Your Child’s Play Kitchen To The Next Level

When my kitchen helper is not assisting me in the kitchen you can often find him cooking up this own creations in his play kitchen area of the living room.  We bought him a little grill when he was ... Continue Reading

How To Grow Vegtables With Your Kids: Part 1

My kitchen helper was recently learning about gardening in pre-school and was really interested in making his own garden. Directly after picking him up from school we traveled to a local garden ... Continue Reading

S’mores Dipped Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

S'mores Dipped Vanilla Bean Marshmallows are a special treat to enjoy with the whole family, so break out the candy thermometer and vanilla beans, this one is worth making. I have always associated ... Continue Reading

Feeling Like Spring: Lemon Blueberry Baked Donuts

Spring weather is in the air this week and I couldn't be happier. With that said, living in New England, it's still February and we could always get snow again before it's officially Spring. So enjoy ... Continue Reading

Your Guide To Homemade Pasta With Kids (+ Videos)

Making homemade pasta with kids is possible. You just have to know your child and what they are capable of. When my kitchen helper was 2.5-3 years old he wanted to make the dough, be part of turning ... Continue Reading

A Winter Family Tradition: Tourtiere Meat Pie

As we start to say goodbye to winter, these cold nights are perfect to enjoy a tourtière, or meat pie. This double-crusted savory dish is hearty and feeds your family for a few nights. Growing up my ... Continue Reading