Kid’s Cooking Class at Park City Mountain Resort

Last week, I spent spring break in the incredibly beautiful Park City, Utah. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to teach a Kid’s Healthy Cooking Class at Park City Mountain Resort making Apres Ski Snacks.

The kids had a blast making four recipes starting with Mini Banana Bread Loaves made with Greek yogurt and ground flaxseed.

I loved working with the staff at the Park City Mountain Resort. They made it so easy for me even though sometimes it’s tough working back in a big resort kitchen. I was looking for a masher for our banana bread, and this is all I could find.

I do appreciate all of wonderful help from Krista, Mike and Deirdra. Y’all are the best, and I had such a great time working with you!

Since it was St. Patrick’s Day, we also made a healthy Herb Dip appetizer that the kids devoured.

They also especially loved preparing the Homemade Granola Bars. It was one of the more difficult recipes, but definitely worth it.

The kids also made homemade make-your-own pizzas. Everyone used their own unique touch. When the food came out of the oven, everyone was ready. They were happy (and hungry) to eat all of their healthy homemade snacks, especially after a long day of skiing.

Be sure to check out Park City Mountain Resort and Snowmama’s the next time you’re thinking about a wonderful family vacation. My kid’s had never skied before, and they were off and running after a day of lessons from the wonderful instructors here. We all had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back!

St. Patrick’s Day Herb Dip & Kid’s Cooking Class

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th, and I am so excited that I will be spending my Saint Patrick’s Day teaching a Kid’s Cooking Class at the Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah. We we will be making kid-friendly apres ski snacks to make in the condo. See more information about this fun class on the“Snowmama” website. One of the recipes I’ll be making in the class is this healthy, easy and very simple Saint Patrick’s Day Fresh Herb Dip. It’s a great way to get the kids to try fresh herbs such as basil and dill and to eat fresh vegetables. I like to use reduced-fat Greek yogurt in this recipe because it has so may health benefits and is filled with protein which is perfect after a long day of skiing. Enjoy this recipe on Saint Patrick’s Day or any time of the year.

Decorating Christmas Cupcakes with Kids

My daughter, Leigh, and her friend Eloise have been at it again in the kitchen decorating Christmas Cupcakes. They did an amazing job, once again. They started by researching what cupcake designs they wanted to do with a few bottles of icing and some holiday candies and sprinkles. They created these fabulous cupcakes below completely on their own. This is great holiday craft idea to do with the kids and kids’ friends, and it’s so easy and inexpensive to do. Enjoy their talented creations below:

Kid’s “Healthy Baking” Cooking Class at “Studio B” in Alys Beach



Over spring break (I can’t believe it has been a month), I had the ultimate pleasure and honor to teach my “Healthy Baking for Kid’s Cooking Class” at Studio B in Alys Beach. It was such a wonderful experience in an incredible venue, Studio B, located at the most beautiful beach in the country, Alys Beach. We had originally planned for 15 kids, but when 24 arrived, we didn’t turn them away. We made all types of wonderful healthy baked (and no bake) treats. I will feature some on the blog this coming week. Below, is a shot of some of my hometown Birmingham friend’s children who attended and some other shots taken from the class by the talented, Colleen Duffley, owner of Studio B.

Kid’s Cooking Class: “Healthy Baking for Kids and the Secret Ingredient” at Studio B in Alys Beach, Florida

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I’m very excited about the upcoming cooking class at Studio B in Alys Beach. It’s almost full, so if you’re interested act fast and send me an email. I will be teaching “Healthy Baking for Kids and the Secret Ingredient”. We will be using Greek yogurt, Gluten-free brown rice cereal, mashed bananas, Gluten-free, organic candy, peanut butter and more create incredible confections for kids!

“Healthy Baking For Kid’s” Cooking Class in Alys Beach, Florida at Studio B

I have been teaching a lot of children’s cooking classes lately, and I’m so fortunate to teach over spring break in Alys Beach, Florida at Studio B. Studio B is one of the most beautiful places in the country in Alys Beach. Founded by world renowned photographer, Colleen Duffley, Studio B is a creative venue that brings together the best of the best in the fields of photography, art, design, literature, food, and wine. It’s creativity in an incredible relaxed atomosphere, “A playground for the imagination,” Colleen says. If your children are interested in baking, this will be a special treat for them. In “Healthy Baking for Kid’s and the Secret Ingredient,” we will be baking delicious baked treats with a healthy edge (all made with a secret ingredient such as Greek Yogurt, egg whites, and more). The class will be held Sunday, March 14th from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, see Studio B, email me, or contact me on Facebook or twitter.

One Bowl, No Mixer Low-Fat Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt


My kids love Banana Bread so when we have overripe bananas they always get put to good use. My oldest son, Alec, has really taken to cooking lately (i hope he’s not going to be mad I wrote this). I was so busy in the kitchen tonight with lasagna and spaghetti that I said, “Why don’t you make it yourself?” He took a recipe of mine and modified it using no mixer, one bowl and stirred it all together at once. He substituted Greek yogurt for the buttermilk, and it came out great! He was so surprised and proud when it came out of the oven, and I was really excited and impressed. It’s a great recipe. I hope it is one of many of his to come.


College Cooking Class in Birmingham, Alabama

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When I was asked a few months ago if I would teach a college cooking class for the “Birmingham is Home” group which is part of the Birmingham Jewish Federation, I was flattered and very excited. I never knew that such a group existed but basically it’s college age kids or are home in Birmingham for the summer. We had a fabulous time preparing a healthy menu including Spinach Artichoke Dip, Panko-Parmesan Crusted Chicken Fingers, Easy Salad with Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges and Pecans and Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chips cookies for dessert. It was so much fun, but it really took some thought to figure out what college students can prepare without a mixer, food processor and very few cooking tools or equipment. All of the recipes are easy to prepare and can be made with throw-away aluminum pans. I even put together a “College Cooking Cookbook” which is available if anyone is interested in purchasing.

It was a blast, and the kids were so appreciative and eager to learn. Thanks to Caren Seligman of the Birmingham Jewish Federation for putting this together! I really appreciate it!