What's New Archives
2003-2004

(and don't forget to check out the recipe of the day on the home page!)



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December 30, 2004 NEW!

We finally have one place for you to contact us (see the "Contact Us" button on Nav Bar to the left). Hope this helps make it easier.

December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

December 24, 2004 NEW!

A new page of Chinese food recipes for you to enjoy.

December 17, 2004

After many requests, I've finally added two new buttons on the NavBar to the left: a "Link to Us" page and a "Links" page full of recipe links. I'll be adding more links in the future. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to exchange links. For my regular visitors, I hope these links will be helpful to you.

December 16, 2004

The Little Cook Kit and the Little Cook Tool Kit are temporarily out of stock until next Tuesday, December 21. If you'd like to order either/both items, I advise that you select 3-day expedited shipping for delivery on Christmas Eve.

December 15, 2004

The December Holiday Issue of my newsletter, Recipes Express, is being sent out today. Included are some ideas for making your own ornaments and gifts this Christmas. If you haven't already, please do sign up for the free monthly newsletter.

Also, I've posted a new article with some healthy holiday eating strategies.

December 14, 2004

I'm sorry to say that the popular Learning Tower is temporarily out of stock. It will be back in stock next week.

December 13, 2004

Wow, Christmas is nearly here. Just a note to let you know you can still buy a Christmas gift from The Cooking Shop up until December 15 and we'll make sure it gets there before Christmas.

December 10, 2004

NEW!

I've added some new products from Oneida that make great toddler gifts (beautiful child flatware and tableware).

December 10, 2004

The Sunflower Table and Chair set is out of stock until February 15. I apologize for the inconvenience. The good news is The Sunflower Kitchen Stove is still instock!

December 6, 2004

Two products in The Cooking Shop are out of stock until January 20: The Sunflower Refrigerator and The Complete Kitchen Center. I apologize for any inconveniences. You can still order now for January shipment.

December 2, 2004

NEW!In case you're looking for some really easy cookie and candy recipes for Christmas, I've added a new recipe page with No Bake Dessert Recipes.

December 1, 2004

Hard to believe it's already December. Only 24 shopping days left until Christmas! If you're looking for a gift for the kid chef in your life, check out our Cooking Shop by clicking on the "Products" button on the NavBar to the left.

November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American visitors. Enjoy your turkey today!

November 24, 2004

The November issue of Recipes Espress, the Easy Kids Recipes newsletter, is out. This month's topic: berries.

November 23, 2004

NEW!I've added some holiday baking kits especially for kids for Christmas:
Gingerbread Kit
Deluxe Holiday Cookie Kit

November 18, 2004

I just read an article on cnn.com about the amazing health benefits of eating apples. Research shows that the vitamin C and antioxidants do amazing things for us. So don't forget to have your apple for the day!

November 17, 2004

NEW! My children really love eating noodles of all types so I've added a new page with some quick noodle recipes.

November 14, 2004

Wow, today Recipes Express, the Easy Kids Recipes newsletter reached 2000 subscribers! That is so exciting. The next issue will be coming out soon. Please sign up if you haven't already.

November 11, 2004

Congratulations to Michael (age 11) and his brother, Matthew (age 7), who won the Halloween recipe contest and a holiday recipe cookbook! Thanks for sending in your recipes.

November 9, 2004

NEW!Fantastic new product added to The Cooking Shop. On sale now! Buy for Christmas. Check out this charming wooden child kitchen play set by Guidecraft.

November 8, 2004

I'm now a contributing writer for Rhyme & Reason monthly magazine, a local guide to family living in the Evansville, Indiana area. My first article on kids and breakfast is featured in the November issue of Rhyme & Reason. I'll be writing an article every month on a kid cooking topic with recipes and posting them to this website for you all to read.

And welcome to you if you've come to this site after reading my article in Rhyme & Reason!

October 25, 2004

Check the home page every day this week for our "Recipe of the Day" featuring new creepy crawly fun Halloween recipes.

October 22, 2004

If you've got a favorite Halloween recipe to share, submit it here and you could win a holiday cookbook. I'll be posting new Halloween recipes all next week on the home page.

October 21, 2004

NEW!I'm adding some new play kitchen furniture to The Cooking Shop. Check out the Kitchen Center and the even bigger Kitchen Island.

October 20, 2004

Technical difficulties have caused problems for me for the past 10 days. I apologize if anyone has tried to order through PayPal. Off and on over the past week and a half the PayPal server has been down. All seems to be working now. So if you tried to place an order with no success, please do try again.

And if you tried to access this website and had difficulties, more apologies...server was down at times. Everything is okay now.

September 26, 2004

Well, my family and I moved from Florida to Australia. Our hearts go out to all those in Florida and elsewhere who have been ravaged by the hurricanes. Our thoughts are with you.

Yes, it was a big move for us and we are finally here and getting settled in. Our three oldest children were born in Australia, but this was the first time for our youngest son, Luke, to be in Australia.

I'll be adding some recipes for great Australian food. If you're an Aussie and would like to share your favorite Australian food recipes, please send them in now!

September 9, 2004

I apologize to all my visitors and customers for my delay in responding to your emails and orders. I was affected by Hurricane Frances in South Florida and have not had access to the internet for an entire week. My family and I are safe and sound. I promise to respond to all emails in the next 24 hours. Thanks for your patience!

August 29, 2004

NEW!If you're looking for children's vitamins snd nutritional supplements, I've added a new page with my top picks at 20-70% discount for quality kid vitamins and teen vitamins.

August 23, 2004

Well, my daughter turned 4 yesterday and she had a great birthday. Her favorite part was the ladybug birthday cake we made to her specifications (raisins and colored sprinkles exactly where she wanted them).

A birthday cake really does make a child's birthday special.

I'm going to be adding kid birthday cake ideas to this site, so please send in your idea of a cake you made for your special kid. Submit your idea here.

August 21, 2004

I forgot to mention when I opened my bookstore that I've also picked some kid cooking and easy cooking DVDs and vidoes.

August 19, 2004

NEW! At the request of some of my visitors, I've recommended some of the best kids cookbooks and recipe books for busy parents. I've opened a bookstore.
You can find my top picks in these topics:

Easy Family Meals
Kids Cookbooks
Special Kid Diets
Kids Health & Nutrition
Birthday Recipes
Kids Baking & Desserts
Teen Cookbooks
For Baby
Best Selling Cookbooks

So please support this website by buying your cookbooks through our Amazon bookstore.

August 16, 2004

NEW! I have a new partner, MagazineLine.com, and I'm happy to be able to give you some great discounts on cooking magazines.

August 13, 2004

NEW! If you're looking for ways to get healthy, there's a new article by Laura Bankston with good tips for kids and adults to have a low salt diet.

August 9, 2004

It's back to school time and making healthy lunches is a must. I've added a few more recipes to the lunch page.

August 7, 2004

Well, yesterday was my son, Luke's, first birthday. We made him some yummy treats and a chocolate dinosaur cake with bright green icing and colored candy spots. I admit it wasn't the most beautiful cake I've ever made, but my children told me it was the most fun they've ever had in the kitchen.

August 6, 2004

Wow, today this site just reached the Top 1% of the Net in traffic ranking by Alexa.com for the first time today. I'm so excited. Thanks for visiting this site!

August 2, 2004

Visit our birthday party supply superstore



A great selection of cool party products for birthdays and holidays.

August 2, 2004

I apologize if you visited this site for the "Recipe of the Day" this weekend and noticed the recipe wasn't updated on Sunday. My server was down for maintenance.

July 30, 2004

NEW! If you speak Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Portuguese, you can translate this website using Google's Language Tools.

July 30, 2004

NEW! Well, I've been adding new products slowly to The Shop. There's one new product I think is so fantastic for toddlers. It's called the Learning Tower, and it's a sturdy platform that young children can use to reach kitchen counters and join in the cooking fun safely. check it out (and the special sale price).

July 21, 2004

NEW! If you like to keep coming to this site to search for recipes, I've just made it easier. Check out the new Google Search Engine on the Easy Kids Recipes home page. You can search this site for anything you're looking for (and don't forget to let me know if there's a recipe you'd like me to add).

July 21, 2004

NEW! I'm so excited to launch the Easy Kids Recipes Shop!
I'm starting out with many different Kid Cooking Kits that are designed especially for kids to cook and bake on their own. I will be adding new products all the time, so please keep checking the Shop. If you have any ideas, feel free to let me know.

July 20, 2004

You might notice a few changes on the home page. I've moved the new Recipe of the Day to the top of the home page and added a new button about me and this site.

July 15, 2004

NEW! Check out a new article by Cyndi Johnston who made a very creative
kid recipe book as a gift for her granddaughter, Haley.

July 8, 2004

A huge thank you to the hundreds of people (kids, moms, and even some dads) who took the time to give me feedback for my cooking video survey. Congratulations to Sarah from Canada, who won the kids dessert cookbook.

July 2, 2004

NEW! I've added a new article about making toddler finger food. For those of you with a toddler to feed when you're out and about, here's some of my advice.

July 1, 2004

NEW! Starting today I'll post a new recipe every day with a "Recipe of the Day" feature replacing the "Recipe of the Week." Thanks to everyone who requested more recipes. And thanks for all the recipes sent in from moms, kids, babysitters, and even some dads, too.

Feel free to send in more recipes and request recipes you're looking for!

June 23, 2004

Sarah is looking for food for her one year old for when she's "on the go." If you have any creative ideas for easy recipes when you're out and about with a toddler, submit them now. I'll be adding a new page with recipes soon.

June 20, 2004

To all those wonderful Dads out there who visit this site, I hope the kids in your life treat you special today!

June 7, 2004

NEW! If you're like me, you are always looking for ways to save time and money when grocery shopping. Read this article written by guest contributor, Lana Dorazio, "Grocery Shopping Queen."

June 6, 2004

NEW! Now there's a new, easy way to send in your kid cooking recipes. Just click on the "Recipe Submit" button and send in your creative cooking ideas.

May 31, 2004

I'm conducting a very brief survey to get your feedback on cooking videos/dvds for kids. So if you get a pop-up survey, please take a couple of minutes to fill it out.

May 9, 2004

A very happy Mother's Day wish to all of you "moms" out there on this special day. I had a wonderful day and felt so appreciated by my four little ones (and by "dad" too!). My day started with my very favorite breakfast, French toast, and included precious home-made cards that I will definitely treasure.

May 5, 2004

I was honored to receive an award for "kid friendly recipes" from
Surfing the Net with Kids. Check out this great site for parents and kids run by Barabar J. Feldman, a syndicated newspaper columnist and mom.

Easy Kids Recipes Award for Kid Friendly RecipesSurfing the Net with Kids

February 14, 2004

Happy Valentine's Day! If you're wondering why you haven't heard from me in a while, it's because I've moved from Texas to Florida. It's been crazy moving with four kids, but we're finally settling in. Hopefully I'll discover some fun new tropical recipes here that I can share with you. I'll be adding more pages and sending out a newsletter soon, so stay in touch!

December 2, 2003

NEW! In the holiday spirit I've added some holiday recipes including Christmas party recipes and Christmas cookie recipes.

November 20, 2003

NEW! Find out how to prepare and make your own homemade (and healthy) baby food in a new article by contributor, Nancy Miller.

November 18, 2003

NEW! I've added a new page with some of my family's favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

November 14, 2003

There are two new food articles including one by guest contributor, Rachel Paxton, on freezing cookie dough for the coming holiday season.

October 18, 2003

NEW! I've added my recommendations about finding the right cake pan for your kid's birthday, so check it out.

October 13, 2003

NEW! For breakfast lovers, I've added a new page with breakfast casserole recipes and one with more breakfast recipes.

October 2, 2003

NEW! I can't believe October is here already and Halloween is just around the corner. I've added some Halloween recipes for kid parties or just for family fun including pumpkin recipes and apple recipes.

September 24, 2003

NEW! A heads up on the new food articles page I've added that will have articles I've written on kid cooking and articles by contributing guests.

Please let me know if you'd like to submit an article or if you have requests or feedback.

September 22, 2003

Check out my new CafePress shop with cool Easy Kids Recipes items.

September 17, 2003

Stacie has e-mailed me looking for an idea for a dinosaur cake design that is a T-Rex or Sharp Tooth dinosaur. Does anyone have a cool picture or diagram for Stacie? If you do, let me know.


September 5, 2003

NEW! For all you veggie lovers, I've added some new vegetable casserole recipes.

September 4, 2003

NEW! Well, it's back to school time and I've added a new page with Easy Lunch Recipes, including sandwich recipes and burger recipes for home or school lunches. My family's favorite is the tofu burger recipe (with lots of ketchup!). Try it and let me know what you think.

August 25, 2003

NEW! I've added more new easy bake recipes on the
beef casserole recipes page.

August 22, 2003

NEW! Check out the new easy bake recipes on the
chicken casserole recipes page.


August 17, 2003

NEW! I'm adding a new feature to the website - a
"Recipe of the Week" on the home page that will
include a new kid cooking recipe every week.

So please keep coming back and do send me your recipes.

Clarissa, mom chef
Easy Kids Recipes




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