Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I make something similar and it was a favorite at Thanksgiving. There is something so delicious when you get all of those flavors together. I prefer this kind of apple pie to a two crust pie, it makes it more of a dessert if you ask me.
I have to be honest, I envy your description of your kitchen. Ours is a fine kitchen and I do love that there's a window over my sink to the back yard. But...but...but. It's small. There's no cabinet or counter space. And half of my kitchen stuff is stored on shelves in the basement. I'm grateful for what we have, but it is definitely not the most user friendly!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Our kitchen is large and unusually long, which some people might find strange, but I love it. We spent years and years in apartments and homes with galley-style kitchens, so this is a change! But, as I said, it also hasn't been updated, which is part of the reason, I'm sure, the house took so long to sell.

Still, it's not the space in the end, but the feeling in a kitchen that counts...

mouse's picture mouse

The previous owners of this house remodeled the kitchen and clearly cooked enough to know what they wanted. It was a huge selling point for us. It's the first real cook's kitchen I've lived with, and I find myself doing a lot more in there as a result. I also love that it looks out into both the living and dining areas (fairly open space, so no doors between those) and the front yard. Scooter eats a lot of his food at the lower bar and uses the computer there too, so it encourages interaction.

I'll be baking a cake today and may add a fruit crumble since now my mouth is set for a crumb topping!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I love how so many kitchens are built to encourage interaction these days, instead of being purely functional places. Our house was built in 1965, yet the kitchen design definitely is an asset and creates that feeling of the space being the heart of it all.