DIY Sauces

With the different varieties of canned tomatoes available, it is easier than ever to make your own sauces. In some cases, there is considerably less sodium and sugar in the canned tomatoes than jarred pasta sauce and salsa. I have been using the canned tomatoes with basil and garlic for pasta and pizza sauce. I…
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Cooking Methods Vs Recipes

I recently watched a webinar by a Trained Culinary Chef.  He said the main difference between trained chefs and home cooks is that chefs are taught methods and home cooks usually use recipes.  if you learn some of the basic cooking methods you can use them to make your own original recipes.  I have learned…
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Cooking Camp

I recently held a Healthy Hands Cooking camp with two students.  Over the four days, we made several healthy recipes, had nutrition lessons and decorated aprons.  They were excited to be able to wear their decorated aprons after the first day.   Some of the recipes we made were homemade pizza, homemade granola bars, muffins,…
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Homemade Applesauce Recipe

I needed applesauce for a recipe for my upcoming Healthy Hands Cooking camp.  I used this recipe to make a batch.  It was quick, easy and tastes way better than from the jar.  It is easy for kids to make with adult supervision around the stove. I have also made in the slow cooker before when I…
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College Cooking Classes

Cooking is an important life skill that many college bound students may not be knowledgeable in.  I have had many parents bring their kids to class because they feel they may listen to someone else better than listening to them. Or, some parents may not feel comfortable enough in the kitchen themselves  or have the time to teach their…
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