10 Great Gift Ideas for Cooks

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Cooks

Every year as I write down my Christmas list for my husband to peruse, most of the items I ask for are gadgets and small appliances for our kitchen. What can I say? I love cooking! And, cooking is always better when you have the right tool to use.  I have to admit that non-cooks might not get as excited about receiving a set of nesting measuring cups for Christmas as someone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen. So, I created this list of great gift ideas for cooks!   1. Microplane® Grater-Zester ($14.95) I have had the hardest time trying

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10 Great Toddler Holiday Gifts

10 Great Toddler Holiday Gifts

Toddlers are a lot of fun, but shopping for them can be a challenge since they are often too young to express what they want for Christmas. I have two toddlers. One is 13 months old and the other 2 1/2 years old. They both follow the toddler rules of play (if it is a toy, it is mine) so whatever we give one, the other will play with it. My youngest loves to explore everything and has not shown any preferences. My oldest, on the other hand, loves to build tents, dress up, and has favorite T.V. programs, like

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Homemade Baby Food

I have officially become one of “those” moms.  You know the ones…the ones who don’t want to do what all the other moms have been doing for decades.  My first “rebellion” was to reject disposable diapers and go with cloth (which I LOVE).  Now, I’m going even further by making Ginny’s baby food. When I first envisioned having a baby, I thought I would be like most and buy Gerber’s at the grocery store.  My mom did that as well as my sister.  It was my sister-in-law who brought up making baby food for Ginny.  This surprised me mainly because

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