Author: knifeforkspoon


Oh, a little tiny word with such power. The absence of patience changes the experience, as does the presence of it. Bringing it into the kitchen is the fundamental difference between a smiley kitchen and a grumpy kitchen in my house. The kids know our buttons, and they know how to find them in a […]

Burnt Bagel

The KnifeForkSpoon girls are really into being tricksters. They love playing tricks on the rest of the family, and each other. It’s supremely funny. Until it backfires, that is. I find it supremely funny when it backfires. Not because I am a mean mom, but because it happens so infrequently and has such an amazing […]

The 7 Utensils

I forced myself to whittle down my list of kid utensils to my top 7. It was a challenge, but I did it! In no particular order they are ………..drum roll………………. crinkle cutter vegetable peeler cutting board spray bottle dust pan and brush whisk silicon spatula I had my kids to an “expert panel” to […]

The Claw!

It’s more than just a funny scene from a movie of the 90;s! It is actually the most important thing you can teach your kids when it comes to knife safety. It’s all about the position of your fingers – it ensures you cannot cut the tips of them off. Instead, the knife rubs across […]

Pack it Up!

It will longer than normal, it might not happen the way you plan, and it may make your heart race to see your littles handle the fragile goods…but they will be SO PROUD of their hard work. When you leave the grocery store, open the trunk and let them pack all the groceries in. I […]


We talk about how important it is for us to have an ergonomic work space. The same goes for our kids when they are learning in the kitchen. It’s super important that are tall enough to reach the counter and use the tools safely. Since we can’t stretch them to be taller (my dad used […]

Sweet Tooth

I love cookies. I love everything about them. Making them, eating the dough, watching them in the oven, eating them, freezing dough for a treat. They are satisfying on so many levels. My children agree whole heatedly with my thoughts on cookies. We love pulling out the mixer and whipping up a double batch; half […]

Hand Bread

Kneading bread by hand isn’t my favorite task in the world, that’s why I have a bread machine. Tell a kid that they get to make bread and then pull out a bread machine….pppppffffffffttttttttttt. They won’t buy it, much to my chagrin. That’s why we do hand bread in our house, and by “we”, I […]