V & G Kitchen Creations

Hello Nutrition Beat Blog Readers!

Hopefully you like the new blog format. I'll be making changes over the next few weeks to make it more interactive.

This week we're deviating from the usual blog content.

Last week, after posting my first YouTube video about baking fresh pumpkins, my adorable grandchildren, Vinny and Giada, were inspired to try it out themselves.

They asked me if they could try baking pumpkins and making a YouTube video with me.

At first I thought, I'm not sure I can do it properly but, then I thought, what the heck, we only live once!

The world will not be ruined if we publish a YouTube that is not Steven Spielberg quality and it will be a fun memory. 

Also, we just may end up doing this more regularly, so this is good practice for us to hone our video making skills. 


The caution caption above is your warning that this video is almost 19 minutes long, because grandma couldn't bear to edit any of it out. 

I will not be offended if you choose to move on. I have to admit that this project is something selfishly completed for my sweet grandchildren.

The caution is also because, I'm pretty certain, that when you see the two of them, you'll fall in love and know why they are my kryptonite. 

In our home, we have a standing date for family dinner every other weekend. This weekend was our weekend and, last minute, I asked my sweet husband to drive all over the area to find two fresh pumpkins to surprise V & G with, so we could bake them and make a video.

Fortunately, V & G's mom (my oldest daughter) and dad (my son-in-law) were able to join in on the fun! 

The video is definitely an example of extreme culinary creation in a very short amount of time, and, is testimony to how much fun we can have in the kitchen with the kids.

They keep us young, giggling, smiling, and feeling like whatever we do in good spirit, even if it is chaotic, is ok. That's what's awesome about being a grandparent. 

Enjoy the video and have a fabulous day!