I believe my passion for healthy food and cooking came from my Grandmother. She never worked outside of the home but she did work hard to keep her small house tidy and to prepare balanced meals with a variety of foods. Eggs played a significant role in her meals, especially at breakfast. I remember having them poached, soft-boiled, scrambled and fried and she’s the one who taught me how to Crack an Egg. She also taught us that food could be fun and we often created faces in our breakfast grits with raisins for the eyes, nose and mouth and a melted pad of butter for the hair. Grandma lived to be 97 years old and I still treasure those times spent in her kitchen and at her table.
When I got married and had 2 daughters they had the privilege of spending time in the kitchen with my mother, their “Nana”. Mom, famous for her holiday fruit breads would include my very young girls in her baking marathons and I’d hear her tell them to just “Crack that Eggie in there”.
Based on this egg-cracking background I thought it was fitting to name this blog Crack an Egg. I hope to inspire families to teach the joy of cooking and the importance of good nutrition to their children and grandchildren. Even a small toddler can help stir a batter, toss a salad, or crack an egg (with help) and become comfortable in the kitchen. Together with my daughters and granddaughters we will share easy, affordable and healthy recipes along with tips for cooking with kids, family-friendly seasonal recipes and a love of good food and family.
We hope you’ll join us on our kitchen adventures…to get started just Crack an Egg!
Valentine Fruit Skewers Hull a few large strawberries and cut them in half from top to bottom. Place the berry halves cut-side down on a cutting board and push a small heart-shaped cutter straight down through them to make perfect little hearts. Thread...read more
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – It’s a kid’s favorite day when they get to go to grandma’s house. Here are some fun snack ideas that the kids will love! See how they’re made in the video above. Flower Sliced cucumber Sliced carrots Cheese squares Cheese Mouse Cracker...read more
It’s National Nutrition Month and I’m helping McKinley make one of her favorite meals healthier. When she spends the night at my house and I ask what she wants for breakfast, I always hear, “pancakes Gaga!” As a grandmother/dietitian I of course needed to find a...read more
3 large ripe bananas, mashed ¾ cup sugar 2 eggs ¼ cup melted butter 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ cup ground flax seed ½ cup chopped walnuts Cooking spray Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. Mash...read more