Today we’re going to be doing something a bit different! I won’t be sharing a recipe in this post, but instead let’s shoot the breeze about the good ol’ American kitchen! Yes, the kitchen, my stomping ground! Have you ever just sat and thought about what a fascinating place the American kitchen is? It is just as diverse as the folks who cook in them. The kitchen holds so many stories. It’s the heart of the home that has its own unique presence. It seriously fascinates me! My mother use to say, “If you really want to find out about a person, just go snooping around in their kitchen!” It’s so true!

Our American Kitchen

I’m thrilled to be working with GE Appliances on this exciting project called “Our American Kitchen.” This project features a documentary series,Our American Kitchen, of real life family and kitchen stories. These short films give us a peek into the kitchen of everyday American people. It allows us to discover the ways that we are different and alike while revealing just how powerful of a role the kitchen truly plays in our lives. I couldn’t think of a better company suited for this project than GE Appliances. GE Appliances has been creating appliances designed for the ever evolving American home since 1905! I still remember my grandmother whipping up Sunday dinner on her 1960 aqua GE Appliances stove. She’d still have that stove if we didn’t finally convince her to upgrade to the current model. I really enjoyed reading all of the Kitchen Stories and finding inspiration, but my favorite was the story about Chase. Chase is a 13-year-boy with autism who wasn’t willing to eat. He then discovers his passion for cooking and it completely changes everything for him. Now he has his own online cooking show — Chase’s story is coming soon, so be sure to stay tuned!

My American Kitchen

When I think of the American kitchen, my kitchen, one of the many things that comes to mind is a place for playing, learning and creating. As a homeschooling mom with a Kinesthetic teaching style the kitchen has been a wonderful classroom for my boys.

We’ve learned the alphabets with cookies, fractions with homemade pizza, and traced letters in trays of flour.

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Our GE Appliances fridge has doubled as an art gallery, chalk board, and work surface.

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Oh and the science projects! I can’t even count all the things we’ve made explode, dissolve, float and fizz right there on the kitchen counter.

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So, as we’ll see in the Our American Kitchen series, the kitchen really can inspire!

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