METRIE MOLDINGS, Ill.
(AP) For a small family of three, the kitchen in this small town of about 12,000 people is a constant struggle.
So much so that the kitchen is a place to make sure that everything is in order.
But that doesn’t mean it can’t get messy.
A couple of times a week, the kids make the rounds of the kitchen looking for food to share.
The children have made a point to clean up and get their hair cut, but they don’t want to do it in the kitchen.
They know it’s going to be messy and messy and gross.
So they do their best to stay on task.
And the kitchen can be messy too, as can any kitchen.
There are times when the kids need to sit on the floor or use the kitchen counter as a place for their food.
The adults in the house, who don’t have the time to get around or the patience to clean things up, are left to their own devices.
But the kids say the kids are a resource and an inspiration to others who may not have access to a professional.
They say they’re not trying to impress anyone.
The kids say they do it because they want to show they’re capable of being better cooks.
The kitchen is the only place in the home where the children can go to cook.
It’s the only space where they can share food, learn new skills, and connect with people in their communities.
They are a great way to bring people together, said Michelle Daugherty, the cook who founded the Metrie Molds in May and helps run it with her husband.
The family of four lives in a house that is surrounded by gardens, with an acre of vegetable beds.
The first step for the kids is to start by learning to grow vegetables in the garden.
Then they grow potatoes, beans, and other fruits.
They also have a vegetable garden to plant and feed the chickens.
They do laundry and cook.
Then it’s time to cook and have fun.
“The kids come in here with a very basic set of tools,” Daugitt said.
The Metrie has been a family for over 40 years, Dauguths said.
“It’s always been a place where they could get together and learn.”
One of the things the kids love most about the kitchen are the kids.
“They get into it and they learn so much about how to make food,” Daughherty said.
In fact, the children are the ones who get into cooking and the kitchen becomes a family gathering place.
“Kids are really good at helping you out with anything,” Dughherty said, adding that her husband has been helping the kids for almost two decades.
The cooking and sharing skills are part of the Metres’ “machinery of love” program.
They offer mentoring for students in the culinary arts and culinary arts in general.
The school has also developed programs for children who are struggling with learning a new skill.
For example, the students learn how to use a pressure cooker.
“That’s something you can do at home, but you don’t really know how to do,” Dougherty said of the pressure cooker skills.
“There are some kids that really don’t know how, and they can’t cook, and the other kids can help.”
The kids also learn how different ingredients work together.
Daughers said they teach the kids that “it’s not all about the ingredients, it’s about the cooking and all of the flavors.”
For example: A lot of the time, the food is just a mix of vegetables and other ingredients, and there’s a lot of different types of beans and spices.
It becomes about the blending of the different types, Daughitt said, and then it’s a question of taste and texture.
The cooks also try to get the kids to eat more of what they like.
“If they have some kind of food allergy, they are really supportive of that,” Daughtry said.
When the kids can eat food without feeling guilty about it, they don�t worry about how much they eat, and that helps keep them on track.
“We all want to make the best food that we can, and we all want the kids in this household to be healthy,” Doughherty said about the Metriems’ program.
Doughers said the kids know that when they have food that they enjoy, they can make a lot.
“And that’s the magic that is really important,” she said.
And it is a magic that helps the kids feel good about themselves, even when they don.
“I just feel like we’re a lot healthier,” said Erika Miller, who has been participating in the cooking classes for the past five years.
Miller, 16, is an elementary school student who is studying to become a chef.
She said she started the cooking program because she wanted to be able to help others succeed in the kitchens she works in