This cute, fun, and easy recipe is sure to be a hit with the family! Next week is Easter, can you believe it? I am so excited for the chance to celebrate this holiday, as well as the opportunity to make good food and share it with those I love. This snack is a great… Continue reading Recipe Of The Week: Fruit Easter Bunnies!
Onions do not get as much hype as some of the other, more popular veggies like peas and carrots, but they are a favorite of chefs and cooks around the world. They have been around for a looonnnnnggg time... like Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses IV was buried with onions in his eye sockets, and onions have… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week- Add an Onion
Breakfast has often been labeled as the most important meal of the day, and that has lots of good reasoning behind it! Our friends at Harvest of the Season and Ag in the Classroom also know the importance of eating well to give your brain the power it needs to store and process all that… Continue reading Harvest of the Season Recipe Highlight: Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Wraps
Captain Create has taken her balloon across the Atlantic to the Cape Verde Islands, 350 miles east off the coast of Senegal, Africa. They are very pretty islands with steep volcanic mountains, pretty blue water, and tasty food! These islands were colonized by Portuguese sailors as a stop during the peak of the slave trade,… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Cape Verde Islands
"Oh, bring us a Figgy Pudding, oh, bring us a Figgy Pudding, oh bring us a Figgy Pudding and a cup of good cheer!"... So the song says... but WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A FIGGY PUDDING?! Don't worry, Captain Create knows now, and has a recipe to share so you'll know too! Figs are… Continue reading Eat in Season: Figs
Sometimes we need tasty food fast, and using a box mix is a great way to save time, but sometimes its fun to make something from scratch for special days. Stuffing (or dressing) is an easy-to-make-from-scratch holiday food! Yes, it is a couple more steps than making a boxed stuffing, but its still easy to… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Stuffing NOT From a Box
Cooler weather means many garden harvests are through, but sturdier plants like swiss chard are still holding their own! These green leafy vegetables are a little tougher than delicate lettuces, so they'll grow outside a little bit later in the cold Utah autumn, and they taste great! Red stemmed chard is pretty common, but it… Continue reading Eat in Season: Swiss Chard
As the weather cools off, the veggies we have available to us change with the seasons too. This yummy veggie dish combines two of fall’s most famous foods into one tasty dish: Apples and Brussels Sprouts! There are many different kinds of apples, and you can read more on apples and where they come from… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Bacon
The big holiday season is coming up quickly, and that means lots of cooking, parties, and sharing food with friends and family! Serving safe food is an important goal to have all year, and especially during the holidays, so that everyone stays healthy. If you are not safe with your food, nasty little bacteria could… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Safe Cooking & How to Calibrate a Thermometer
October is one of the most colorful months of the year because of all the beautiful leaves changing colors all across the Utah mountains and valleys! If you get a chance to get outside and walk through the neighborhood, a park, or hike in the mountains, be sure to see how many different colors you… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Leaves & Tasty Dips!
Do you ever have a cookie emergency? And you need a cookie right then but you don't have any cookies! Well all you need is pumpkin and a cake mix and you have fresh, warm, cookies in minutes. Pumpkin Cookies 1 spice cake mix 1 15 oz. can pumpkin Chocolate chips (optional) Spray cookie sheet… Continue reading Pumpkin Cookies
There are as many ways to create a MyPlate meal as there are people on Earth! Just like when you create a no- rules recipe with Captain Create's handouts on other blog posts, you can create a my plate meal using what you have learned to be sure you're getting all the food groups you… Continue reading Try it out: #MyPlateMyWay
Haiti is a small island country in the Caribbean, and has its own unique cuisine that has been influenced by the island's wide variety of people who moved to, or were forcibly brought, to the island over the course of the last 500 or so years. This island used to be called Hispaniola, and it… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Autumn has officially begun, and that means the beginning of one of Captain Create's favorite seasons: SOUP SEASON! Warm days, pretty leaves, and crisp evenings make autumn ideal for serving soup for dinner. Not only can all cooks take advantage of all the harvest has to offer, cooks can also cook once and eat twice!… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Vegetable Farro Soup
Welcome to Zimbabwe, in the southern part of the African continent! The capitol city, where Captain Create is visiting, is called Harare, and is home to many people, including professors, researchers, accountants, restaurant cooks, and bus drivers (just like we have here in Utah). These folks have to get up and attend school or work… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Harare, Zimbabwe