Little Helpers in the Kitchen

Pasta is quite the satisfying meal, and nothing quite compares to it. It serves as the perfect backdrop for various ingredients ranging from vegetables and meats to tomato sauce and cheese, and far beyond! I think my younger daughter may have been Italian in a previous life. She would eat

When I was a kid, my mom would fill a big brown paper bag with popcorn, drizzle with a hot brown sugar mixture… and shake! She has an old hand written recipe from my kindergarten teacher, and has always made caramel corn this way. So, when our sponsor, Imperial Sugar,

We had so much candy from Halloween that I each day, while the kids were at school, I would steal a dozen pieces from each loot bag.  Soon the kids were down to no candy and knew something was up.  And since it disappeared slowly, they thought I had just taken

Happy Halloween! Kids in the Kitchen, by Imperial Sugar, is full of fun recipes, crafts and printables. The team at Imperial Sugar asked which recipe I could make… to which I laughed and said, “None?”. Fortunately, Kids in the Kitchen is meant for, well, kids… and my kids are much

I may not be much of a cook… but I am one heck of an apple baker.  And this is because the only thing tricky about baking with apples is peeling them… and this is magically done by the “super awesome” apple peeler (as named by my kids). This device, which you

Hi this is Pranika! One of my longtime favorite things to make is vegetarian chili. I first began making it a few years after college on Sunday night dinners with friends. I would make it during football season and many of my friends didn’t eat meat, so I made it

As you know, Pranika is the dinner expert at BigKidSmallCity because I am a terrible cook.  I used to have my own weekly dinner post, but it was mostly a joke about how bad things turned out.  I finally found a better person to write the post, but unfortunately, my

Hi from Pranika! We are a family of four that enjoys eating and cooking together. My girls, ages 6 and 3, love to help in the kitchen as well.  This is one of our favorite, quickest, and most budget-friendly dinners: quesadillas, black beans, and lime cucumber salad. The kids love

Hi from Pranika! We are a family of four that enjoys eating and cooking together. My girls ages 6 and 3 love to help in the kitchen as well. I honestly think the kids like the food better when they help make it… makes my kitchen a bit more messy,

Hi from Pranika! We are a family of four that enjoys eating and cooking together. My girls ages 6 and 3 love to help in the kitchen as well.   I used to think that lettuce was a total wash. Why eat lettuce when you can eat spinach or arugula