May 16, 2011

Chef in the Making

My 12 year old son, Luke is a chef in the making.  This boy rocks it out in the kitchen!  Seriously, he's just a natural in the kitchen.  There are times I ask tell him to assist me with dinner and he begrudgingly accepts.  My point being, he rarely hangs out around me in the kitchen, yet, he can rock out some awesome recipes of his own and when he sets his heart to it, he can prepare it perfectly.  He truly knocks my socks off sometimes.  During Christmas we always make his favorite cookie, Snickerdoodles.  One year he tells me that we need to crush some peppermints and add them to the cookie.  Hot damn, I didn't know Snickerdoodles could get tastier!  Over the weekend while he was at Boy Scout camp, he fell into the camp chef position.  He came home and told me about his hamburgers that he grilled for everyone and the boys were raving about them.  He won't share his spices with me though, he says it's a secret ingredient.  I look forward to lots of BBQ's this summer and Luke Burgers!  His Papa H may be in for a challenge with his Daddy Burgers!

After lunch today, he recreated a dessert that he made for the boys over the weekend.

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Fried Apples

Slice up some apples
Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon
Place apple and spices in a baggie and shake to coat
Melt butter in a skillet.  Place apples in the skillet and fry them up until you are able to pierce them with a fork.
So easy and so yummylicious!

His 10 year old sister, Natalie put together the photo shoot.  I think I have some future foodie bloggers on my hands!
~ Enjoy!


  1. Hahaha! Both kids so adorable, Dee! And Luke did a wonderful job. I'm sure mommy has been making great food and sweets that they just learned cooking naturally. What a lovely post. I love it!

  2. I LOVE it when my kids help me in the kitchen! My 11 year old (also a Scout!) was praised at the last jamboree for his fluffy scrambled eggs. :) He made 30 servings too! Proud mom moment. Now if I could only teach him to clean up after himself!! ;)
    These kinds of apples are one of our favs in the summer. We love them over vanilla ice cream. Tastes like apple crips ... without the crisp.

  3. Love it that your kids are keeping the cooking love alive! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! LOL!

  4. I love that your kids are in the kitchen! My son is only 6, and thinks helping can be fun SOMEtimes. Looking forward to him getting older and being able to do more :) Oh, and the apples look delicious!

  5. Ohh. These look so sweet and good! Hope you'll be posting the recipe for "LukeBurgers" this summer!

  6. awwwwww i can't wait to cook with my kids one day! what a delicious snack!!

  7. Total food bloggers in the making!

  8. Anonymous16.5.11

    You have adorable kids Dee..and I love the pictures!

  9. Too cute! I TOTALLY think you have future food bloggers!

  10. Way to go LUKE! And did you tell him that girls like boys who can cook? They think it's hot?

  11. Now that is makes the food the other one photographs... they will have a killer blog!
    The photos are gorgeous!

  12. Dee your kids are adorable ... enjoy the cooking, they do an incredible job for their age. Wow!

  13. You have some great help in your kitchen! Those apples look delicious.

  14. you're a lucky mama. a boy that cooks, a girl that takes great photos, soon they're going to put our blogs to shame.
    can't wait for my daughter to get bigger so I can have her around me when I cook.


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