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Recipes for Kids: Rustic Mini Pizzas

If you have a little time in the afternoon, you can ask your child if they want to make pizza for dinner. It’s easy clean up for mom, and all you need is to have the topping ingredients on hand and a 1 pound package of store-bought puff pastry. Help them out by beginning to roll out the dough for them and let them do the rest. The topping variations and combinations are endless, use whatever your family likes best. At home, we like a basic pizza so we used tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham and fresh basil for ours. Let your children pile on as much or as little of the toppings as they want, and after 15-20 minutes in the oven your little rustic pizzas will be ready.

Have fun!

 Helga & Kitty

Safety Alert! 

  • Be sure the adult takes the pizzas in and out of the oven. Depending on their age, the adult should cut the pastry squares.

Recipes for Kids: Rustic Mini Pizzas

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Homemade Minestrone Soup

I know, I was due to publish this recipe for a while now (look at our Instagram posts here and here). So here it is, Homemade Minestrone Soup… comfort in a bowl. As with many recipes, there is no standard way to make this, it’s simply an Italian soup made with seasonal vegetables that often includes pasta, rice, beans and different herbs. This particular recipe is from my One Pot Cookbook, with small variations, such as using fresh tomatoes instead of canned, I also left out ¼ head of cabbage and used some spinach instead, and I also left out the red pepper flakes because of my daughter. You can always add a little spice to your own bowl after serving.

I love recipes that I can make using one skillet, one baking dish or one pot, they are fast and usually very hearty, and cleanup is easy.  This is a recipe where I do prefer to use canned beans, such as cannellini because they are a bit larger than the dried beans we find in Guatemala, and their texture is creamier, and if possible use fresh herbs instead of dried. So, keep this recipe around for when the weather starts getting a little colder. Fall is just around the corner.

Helga

Homemade Minestrone Soup

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News on Saint Lorenzo Patron Saint of Cooks

It’s August 10th, and today we celebrate the day of Saint Lorenzo Patron Saint of Cooks. Through a post we published a few years ago,  we’ve been getting a lot of inquiries from our followers about where they can get their Saint Lorenzo statue, so we are happy to inform all of you that you can get it through our website!   Wouldn’t it look lovely in your kitchen?

We partnered with DemiArt Woodcarvings from Santa Cristina Valgardena in Italy so you can buy Saint Lorenzo statues directly from here. All you have to do is click on the image bellow and you’ll be taken directly to their store.  They are beautiful wood carved statues, exactly like the one seen on the film. If you use our link, we will get a little tiny bit of the profits. You will be paying the same price. If you order your Saint Lorenzo Statue today (August 10th), you will get a 15% discount.

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Kitty & Helga

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