Margery Reed Poitras

Position: Mouths to Feed


When cooking with flowers, a little bit goes a long way

While I was cleaning out my cupboards recently, I found a few exotic ingredients I didn’t even know I had – a bottle of orange blossom flower water, pomegranate molasses and another bottle of rose...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Introduce kids to international cuisine with French version of grilled cheese

I am nonchalantly trying to introduce my kids to classic French dishes that many people consider the most divine culinary treasures. As long as these recipes do not take hours of work in the...

DATE: May 21, 2013 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Making meatballs from scratch teaches kids how to prepare food safely

My mission to spend less time in the kitchen is going well. It’s a good thing, because by the time we get inside to consider dinner, it is quite late. When I bring up bedtime approaching, Clay...

DATE: May 7, 2013 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

When it’s time to give mom a break, let the kids take a turn in the kitchen

That is it. I have officially decided that I spend too much time in the kitchen. Not that I don’t love it – I do. But while my kids are playing outside or doing Legos or creating some glorious...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Now’s the time to enjoy a last taste of favorite winter comfort foods

While the weather is certainly warming up and spring is here, there is one hearty dish that we have been making this winter that I will miss making during the warmer months.Of course, we can still...

DATE: April 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Make quiche for any meal and save leftovers for the lunchbox

I’ve always loved quiche.I can’t remember the first time I had it, or if my mother used to make it when I was a kid, but I know I have never rejected an offer for a slice of good quiche.In the...

DATE: March 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Fresh green beans are a departure from usual winter vegetables

Even though we are in the middle of winter, I could not help but indulge in a bagful of green beans at the store recently. They were so green! I have no idea where they came from. I assume south of...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2013 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Make any occasion special with chocolate sugar cookies

Molly celebrated her 10th birthday recently, which seems to require numerous parties with a variety of guests at each event.First, there is the friend birthday where cupcakes are shared with her...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Tzatziki sauce spices up your standard baked chicken

Like all home cooks, I find myself in culinary ruts now and again.We rotate through the same tried and true family favorites, and while everyone is pleased with these meals, it can get a little...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2013 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Chicken and vegetable pot pies please a variety of picky palates

After all the sweets, rich meals and over-indulgences of the past couple of weeks, I am ready for a little fasting.But, as you probably know, that is difficult with kids, because they are always...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Don’t forget about Fido when making homemade holiday treats

We have been busy at our house, readying for the holidays with sundry homemade gifts.This year, all of the mailing got done early enough, and we’ve had time to enjoy some relaxing at Christmas,...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2012 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

Caramel Turtles make sweet homemade gifts for anyone on your list

Christmas is fast approaching, which fills me with excitement and joy.I love to watch my kids open their advent calendar windows each morning. I love the smell of freshly cut evergreens around my...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2012 | COLUMN: Mouths to Feed

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