This is one of my favorite parts of writing a children’s cookbook. Bringing the children that helped me create the book, a copy of the book.
This is Ayla. She is a pro by now having helped with both books. I’m so grateful for the help of these children. They make the books complete.
Had so much fun at the fair!! Some of the children helped me make waffle Quesadillas. Yummy. These kids had lots of choices while making these quesadillas with their favorite fruits and vegetables. Tyler one of my helpers at the fair seems to loves my Kanga-dog. This special little dog with the biggest heart goes everywhere with me. He loves the attention that kids give him where ever we go.
I had an amazing time at the Draper, Utah Deseret Book October Event. This is the Robbin’s Family. Ages 3, 5, and 7 (almost 8) They will be cooking through the alphabet. I made lots of new friends. Shelly Locke was there. She speaks internationally about families and mothers. I also saw my good friend Cheryl Alder. She was in town for the LDS General Conference and came by to see me. Thanks to everyone that made this a great event!
This is a photo from the first time I was invited to cook on Park City TV. I’m so excited to be invited back. I’ll be cooking with a couple of the local children ages 4 and 6. It will by a fun time. Kanga will be introduced on TV this time. He is the best mascot dog I could have. If you are in Park City watch 8:30 am Aug 8. If not, I’ll get a link to the segment.
I’m happy to announce a new cookbook for kids to be released November 2014. It is the perfect addition to A to Z Cookbook for Kids. This one will explain the colors of the food we eat and what they mean for our bodies. I’ve loved writing it. The recipes are so yummy and kids tested. The design and photos are fantastic. The children that prepared the recipes are adorable. My daughter Ashley Wick Huffaker, the best kids photographer was able to be involved in the project. She knows just how to get those cute smiles. I’m excited to share the new book with you. Here is the cover.
I had an amazing time at Barnes and Noble at Dana Park. I was able to do a cooking lesson for the kids. They were very little so it was a beginning lesson on food and tastes. I had pieces of oranges, lemons, and grapefruits for them to see, smell, and taste. Learning about sweet, sour, bitter. My good friend Cindy Standage a singer, song writer came by and bought some of my books. Fantastic to see her! She is a great inspiration of someone following her dreams. I also had a great time with a family. Linda was the mom and Elizabeth is the daughter. Here is a photo of Elizabeth and I. Elizabeth made sure to tell me she likes blue. I like it too. But you can see I’m wearing my favorite color red.
This was a great day. I went to Deseret Book to Ann Romneys book signing. The new Deseret Book store is amazing. Go see it if you are in Gilbert Arizona. When I arrived, I got in line right behind Erin and her Mom, Nancy. We just met for the first time. Erin is in 5th grade. She loves to read; she had her book with her. And she remembered me from the segment New Years Day, cooking with kids, on Fox Arizona. Had a good time visiting with them as we waited to see Ann Romney. I also saw some other friends. When I walked over to them, they were in front of my book on the store shelf. I pointed and told them, “thats my book.” How surprised they were. Ha, they had not seen it yet. Some people waiting in that section of the store overheard us and bought the book. I was happy to sign the copies.
When I met Ann, it went so fast, I didn’t get a photo with Ann Romeny. I must say Ann Romney is even more gracious and beautiful in person. I have one of Erin and Mrs. Romney. I have a fun photo of Erin and I right after I signed her copy of the A-Z book.
Will be at the Bread Basket, Catered by Ed
Come meet Ed the new owner. He is an interesting
guy from Chicago. The place is slowly becoming a Italian deli,
Ed is still making bread daily.
Of course come see me too. I’ll have some books and tips
for parents and Grandparents.
This will be so much fun!!
2820 E University Dr. Ste 110, Mesa
Here is a photo of me and some grandsons. Christmas 2013