Tag Archives: cooking

Hasbro Reveals Plans For An Easy Bake Oven For Boys

In case you missed it last week, the Internets blew up at Hasbro when they responded poorly to McKenna Pope’s petition. McKenna, and about 40,000 other people, would like to see a version of the Easy Bake oven that appeals … Read More

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Sara’s Cooking Class: Spil Games Knows Tween Girls (Part 2)

In Sara’s kitchen, you choose a recipe, (and they are ACTUAL recipes that you can cook IRL) and get started pulling out tools and ingredients. There’s a helping hand that will guide you through what you need to do, or you can choose to challenge yourself by noodling around on your own and figuring things out for yourself. You can view it as a way of covertly training your children to cook wonderful gourmet meals for you, while you lounge around the house reading food magazines, tearing out recipes for them to try. Read More

Sara’s Cooking Class: Spil Games Knows Tween Girls (Part 1)

Much as I don’t like to admit it, Spil has done extensive research into the mind of the tween girl, as well as the mothers of tween girls. The age range listed was roughly around 8 to 9 years old, and it basically said that at this age, young girls are dreaming about their “first kiss.” In my head, I had a knee-jerk reaction of NO WAY TOO YOUNG ARE YOU KIDDING. And the next thing they said was that their studies showed that the mothers of tween girls HATE this fact. Read More

Warm Up With Delicious Recipes from the Moufflet Muffin Cookbook

There’s also nothing quite like fresh-baked muffins on a cold day or first thing in the morning. Although there are old standards I make every year, I’m always looking for tasty new recipes. Moufflet: More Than 100 Gourmet Muffin Recipes That Rise to Any Occasion provides a selection that will keep me happily baking until Spring. Read More

Lonely Planet’s Coffee Table Books Bring Adventure Into Your Home

Lonely Planet’s Coffee Table Books Bring Adventure Into Your Home

Last month, Lonely Planet published two gorgeous new books that will both inspire you and decorate your coffee table. When I think of Lonely Planet, I think of travel guides that you take along on your travels. But these new books will instead plant the seed for future adventure. Great travel books include magnificent photography that evokes emotion and paints a scene. These books definitely succeed there. Read More

Molly Weasley Comfort Cooking

After a long winter’s day, ever wish you could just cozy up in the Burrow and have Molly Weasley whip you up a little roast chicken with mashed potatoes? Or feast in the Great Hall on some lamb chops? Now you can… with a bit of Muggle work. When I was sent The Unofficial Harry… Read More

Finding New Ways to Involve My Toddler in Life: The Learning Tower

Back in October, my mother-in-law came over and we made cookies with my two-year-old for the first time. He had a blast! He got messy, he got to stir things, he got to throw chocolate chips into the dough. He also got a sugar high, but that’s another story. The only thing I didn’t enjoy… Read More

Move Over Cupcakes…It’s Time for Pancakes! OMG Pancakes! 75 Cool Creations Your Kids Will Love to Eat.

Maybe you’ve seen his website. Or maybe you’ve heard about him on Facebook. Maybe you saw my post about his amazing AT AT pancake a few weeks ago, here on GeekMom.com. And maybe, just maybe, you’ve been living under a rock,and haven’t been introduced to the newest thing since fancy cupcakes. In a word, it’s… Read More

GeekSpawn Birthday Cakes

Cakerella I am not.  Duff Goldman I am not, either.  But I can dream, right? Hopefully my stuff looks better than what CakeWrecks posts, though 🙂 After spending about $30 on my youngest son’s first birthday cake in 2006 (that didn’t even taste that good), I decreed that I needed to learn some cake decorating… Read More