Stone's Soup Corner

Last Updated December 06, 2016
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UFO’s—Ultimate Fruit On Shortcakes

Sneak in a little math by asking your child to cut the melons for these summery shortcakes in to triangles, squares and rectangles. Or even parallelograms. A delicious treat, served up with a side of...

The “Reading, Writing and ‘Rithmetic” of the Kitchen

Stones Soup Corner Coming up with creative ways to get kids to love flavors other than salty or sweet was my job for a long time. With my...

Crispy Home-Style Latkes with Homemade Applesauce and Sour Cream

Crispy Home-Style Latkes with Homemade Applesauce and Sour Cream
I love this time of year because it evokes a warm, happy, cozy feeling for me. I know it does for many others, as well. It is a sentimental time, bringing back memories of holidays past—days shared...

Gather 'Round for a Pizza Party

Homemade pizza party
When I was in middle school, I had homemade Sicilian- style pizza at a friend’s house. It was square and had a fluffy thick crust. I...

Summer Melon Freezer Pop

Make Your Own Popsicles
If you are lucky enough to have an ice cream man who still visits your neighborhood, delivering happy childhood memories along with sweet treats, I say there’s no harm in indulging every once in a...

Churn Up the Fun: Making Your Own Butter

homemade butter
"Modern” butter making is very little changed from the ancient methods developed by our ancestors for turning delicious, luxurious...

Winter Citrus Spices Up the Salt

Winter citrus salt
Salt is an indispensable flavor enhancer, and boy-oh-boy do we Americans love our salt. Some say the difference between a home cook and a...

Time to Make the Pickles!

Carrots and green bean pickles
There are hundreds of pickle versions out there—chef and cookbook author Jennifer Carden explains how she chooses her favorite.

The Kids Are (Al)Right

melon pop
When I sat down to write this issue’s Stone’s Soup Corner, I thought I had it all worked out. Melon soup was on the agenda. Perfect for...

Lunch Box Surprise: Great Balls of Sushi

Hand ball sushi with variety of toppings
If it’s day one of 200 or so school days to come and you’re already out of ideas, you are not alone. It feels like kids’ school lunches...

Homemade Yogurt: Eating Your Curds and Whey

Soft Yogurt Cheese
Yogurt is one of our most basic foods—so simple and nutritious that it’s one of the first foods we feed babies. But even big kids and...
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